Ronald D. Jorgenson Sr., 80, of Plano, IL peacefully passed away in his sleep on January 19, 2023. Ron was born on February 20, 1942 in Sandwich, IL to Edwin and Violet Jorgenson.
Ron was surprisingly himself with a wide and interesting past. His eclectic career ranged from Grocery Store Clerk, to Lieutenant for the Plano Police Department before branching out to a successful career as an engineer in the Aerospace industry (he designed for Air Force 1)! Clearly, he liked CHANGE! He sold Florida Real Estate to the Northerners, and inspired the local Plano children at PH Miller School with cartooning and mini art lessons while attending to his Custodian duties there as well. He later hosted 2 children’s TV shows and was an entertainer and artist on the fair circuit. He was a lifelong cartoonist, and even helped Santa out for several years, filling in for him at the Malls!
Ron is survived by his best friend and loving wife, Linda (Watkins) Jorgenson; 7 Children, Ron Jorgenson Jr., Sheri (Chuck) Cox, Lori (Bill Pribyl) Jorgenson, Regina Jorgenson, Alisa (Dan) Battles ll, Dennis (Erika) Jorgenson and TJ (Krissy) Jorgenson; Grandchildren, Joe Jorgenson, Ronessa (Tyler) Krienitz, Ben (Myra) Jorgenson, Edgar (Nana) Cox, Brandi (Amanda) Cox-English, Brittany (Aaron) Morris, Sean (Chona) Garrison, Shanna (Ryan) Carlson, Tod Battles, Joshua Battles, Trinity Battles, Amanda Jorgenson, Katelynn Jorgenson, Emma Jorgenson, Jayme Hillmer and Olivia Jorgenson; 23 amazing great grandchildren too; As well as 1 VERY Special “best bud” and brother, Tom Jorgenson; and aunts and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Thomas and Ida Jorgenson; His aunt, Mildred Jorgenson; Parents, Edwin Jorgenson and Violet (Rhodes) Crawford; Brother, David Jorgenson; Son, David Scott Jorgenson; And a daughter-in-law, Fran Jorgenson.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 27, 2023 from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. at Beverage Family Funeral Home, 104 Terry Street, Sandwich, IL. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 P.M. A graveside service will follow out to Little Rock Township Cemetery in Plano, IL. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Beverage Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.beveragefamilyfh.com