Robert D. "Bob" Jurgenson, 77, of Sioux City, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at a Sioux City hospital, following a lengthy illness.
Robert D. "Bob" Jurgenson was born Oct. 18, 1930, near Akron, the son of William and Laura (Klemme) Jurgenson. Bob grew up on a farm near Akron, and graduated from Akron High School in 1948.
On June 26, 1953, he married Beverly Varenhorst at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Merrill. Bob worked for IPS (now MidAmerican Energy) from 1951 until his retirement in 1986. After he retired, he worked for the Indian Hills Shopping Center and Indian Hills True Value.
He was a longtime member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Sioux City and was very active in the church. He was past president of the Leeds Commercial Club and was also active in the Leeds Community Club.
Bob was a wonderful father and grandfather and enjoyed attending his children's and grandchildren's activities and sporting events. He was a friend of Bill W. for the past 27 years.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly of Sioux City; one son, Michael Jurgenson and his wife Sandy of Escanaba, Mich.; two daughter, Peggy Jo Porter and her husband Rod of Sioux City and Polly Jo Poe and her husband Pat of Sioux City; two sisters, Bernice Grosenheider of Le Mars and LaVonne Baack of Le Mars; seven grandchildren: Tobi Jo Anderson, Robert Anderson, John Jurgenson, Sara Johnson and her husband, John, Kelly Jurgenson, Kelsie Jo Poe and P.J. Poe; eight step-grandchildren, Daniel, Joseph and Sarah Porter, Molly, Kayce, Nick, Haley and Alex; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins, and his dog Benji.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Norman; three sisters, Leona, Marlene and Shirley; three brothers-in-law, Freddie, Don and Lloyd; and one sister-in-law, Ruth.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at Calvary Lutheran Church in Sioux City with the Rev. David Schoop officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation was from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Pallbearers were his grandchildren.
A memorial has been established in Bob's name.
Condolences may be sent online to www.meyerbroschapels.com.