Services for Harvey Jorgenson

Harvey Jorgenson, age 84, of Erskine, MN, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 10th, at Essentia Health Hospital in Fosston. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 17th, at Grace Lutheran Church in Erskine with the Rev. Scott Baker officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, rural Erskine. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin Funeral Home of Erskine and messages of condolence may be sent at

Harvey Leroy Jorgenson was born on August 26, 1934 in Woodside Township, rural Erskine, Minnesota to parents Harlow and Esther Larson Jorgenson. He grew up in Woodside Township and was baptized and confirmed at Maple Lake Lutheran Church. He attended country school and graduated from Mentor High School in 1952. Following high school, Harvey and his twin brother, Harold, went to Wyoming and built telephone lines. He returned home and went to work for Garden Valley Telephone Company in Erskine.

Harvey was united in marriage to Linda Bakken on August 1, 1964 at Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston. After their marriage, they lived and raised their family in Erskine. Harvey and Linda both spent their careers as a part of the Garden Valley family. Harvey retired in 1999 after nearly 35 years of service.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Erskine.

In his retirement years, Harvey enjoyed spearing in the winter and gardening and meticulously caring for his yard in the summer. He also had fond memories of deer hunting with his son, Mark, and his grandson, Tyler. Most of all he treasured time that he could spend with his family and friends. He will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Linda, of Erskine; one son, Mark (Michelle) Jorgenson of Fergus Falls, MN; and one daughter, Sara (Brian) O’Day of Springboro, OH; granddaughter, Ashley Jorgenson of West Fargo, ND; and grandson, Tyler Jorgenson of Fergus Falls, MN; step-sister, Eleanor Radi of Crookston, MN; sister-in-law, Olga “Sandy” Jorgenson of Fergus Falls, MN and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Iva Tupa; and his twin brother, Harold.


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