Alice Jergenson, 1922-2014

Published 10:02 am Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Alice L. Jergenson, 92, of Bricelyn died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at St. John’s Lutheran Community in Albert Lea. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bricelyn Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Bricelyn Lutheran Church.  Interment will be in Bricelyn Lutheran Cemetery in Seely Township, Faribault County. The Rev. Nancy Dreier will officiate. Please see to leave online condolences. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home of Bricelyn is assisting the family. Memorials are preferred to Bricelyn Lutheran Church and the American Alzheimer’s Association.

Alice Jergenson

Alice Jergenson

Alice Lucille was born Jan. 20, 1922, the daughter of Emil and Edna (Buzard) Budach in Minnesota Lake Township, Faribault County.

On Oct. 9, 1945, she was united in marriage to Marion “Sparky” Jergenson in Wells. The couple purchased the family farm in Bricelyn following World War II. Alice lived on the farm in Seely Township for over 69 years. Alice was a homemaker as well as being employed by Bricelyn Canning Factory and Telex Corporation in Blue Earth.

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She was a very active member of Bricelyn Lutheran Church, including WELCA and Esther Circle. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels for a number of years. Alice enjoyed playing cards, her very large vegetable and flower gardens, family “garden parties,” making apple pies from the apple trees, bird watching, her pets and all of God’s creatures, but she especially enjoyed cooking for her family at family gatherings.

Alice is survived by her children Duane (Lyn) Jergenson of Minneapolis, Dick (Beverly) Jergenson of Minnetonka and Debbie Jergenson of Eagan; four grandchildren, Tamara (Peter) Wold, Michael Jergenson, Carissa (Chung) Yu and Matthew (Sarah) Jergenson;  seven great-grandchildren, Harrison, Greta, Asa and Charolette Wold, Harper and Murphy Yu and Liam Jergenson; sister, Helen Murray, of Mesa, Ariz.; sisters-in-law Violet Hoeg of Wells and LaVonne Jergenson of Rochester; brother-in-law, Gerald Petersen, of Alden; special cousin, Jim Buzard, of Illinois; along with a host of nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends; and loving caregiver and special friend, Jill Mannella.

Alice is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marion “Sparky”; great-grandson, Owen Wold, in infancy; sister, Dorothy Beckmann; and brother, Charles Budach.