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Hans Randall Jorgensen

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HARTINGTON— Hans Randall Jorgensen, 82, Hartington, died May 21, 2020, at his residence.

Due to the current healthcare restrictions a graveside service will be planned for a later date.

Burial of his cremated remains will be at the Lawn Ridge Cemetery, Coleridge.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington.

Hans Randall was born Jan. 14, 1939, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Hans Peter and Clara (Frerichs) Jorgensen. He grew up in Coleridge and attended Coleridge High School. Hans joined the U.S. Army and served from July 10, 1956 – July 9, 1958. He returned to Coleridge and married Deanna Lee Stallbaum Nov. 6, 1962, in Coleridge. They lived in Sioux City, Iowa, where he worked for Iowa Beef prior to moving to California and Arizona. Hans and Deanna moved back to a farm next to his parent’s farm until he eventually bought his parents farm after his dad died. He raised crops and had dairy cows as well. Deanna died April 17, 1976, at the age of 32 years, due to a car accident. Hans then married Carol Lanean Berge Oct. 23, 1982, in Coleridge. Hans continued to farm and also worked at Bomgaar’s, Waldbuam’s, Gurney’s Seed and Nursery, and at the Laurel Elevator. When Han’s three daughters were young he went to GI school at night.

Hans was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Coleridge, and attended Trinity Lutheran Church, Hartington. He could fix anything as long as he had his trusty pliers and bailing wire, trait that was passed on to his daughters.

He enjoyed gardening, fishing, going to antique stores, and helping Carol with her furniture projects. Hans always had a sense of humor and loved to visit with people.

Hans is survived by his wife, Carol, Hartington; three daughters, Sherrie (Allen Joe) Barnes, Irene, S.D; Kristie Kay Borer, Norfolk; Tammie Rane Dickes, Hartington; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hans and Clara Jorgensen; wife, Deanna; two brothers, Darrell and Dallas (Olga) Jorgensen; and four infant siblings.