|Birth: ||May 29, 1848, Denmark|
|Death: ||Jul. 24, 1914|
From the "Lake City Graphic"
Lake City, Calhoun County, Iowa
Thursday July 30, 1914.
Front page and continued on page 6.
"Good Woman Gone"
Mrs. Marie K. Jorgensen, a Resident of this Vicinity Since 1883, Passed Away Friday, July 24.
At the funeral of Miss (sic) Marie K. Jorgensen the following remarks were made by Rev. T. A. Searcy:
'Again we are called upon to bow very low in submission to the will of the King of Kings who in His wisdom has seen fit to send the chariot of death and translate the soul of our beloved friend and companion, Mrs. Jorgensen from this imperfect to that all-perfect and celestial city above.
Mrs. Jorgensen, whose maiden name was Marie K. Christensen (sic), was born in Denmark May 29, 1848.
While yet in her childhood she took advantage of every opportunity to obtain a knowledge of the higher and nobler things of life, and by thus doing laid the foundation upon which she builded her future life of nobility.
As a young woman she chose the best company and lived in the purest society. It was her custom to cleave to all that was good and quietly pass the evil by--her deportment won favor for her and made her welcome to every home.
Many positions of responsibility were entrusted to her and without an exception she filled them with honor to herself and with pleasure to those interested.
In 1883 she bade her parents, brothers and sisters good bye, crossed the Atlantic Ocean to America and stopped near Lake City. On April 5, 1884, she was married to L. P. Jorgensen, who also was from Denmark, but who had preceded her to this country several years. Following this union Mr. and Mrs. Jorgensen lived on their farm south east of Lake City for a number of years when they sold out and moved to this town where she lived happy and contented until Friday morning, July 24, 1914, at five o'clock when God sent the messenger of peace and called her spirit home.
At the time of her death she was 66 years, 1 month and 25 days old, and while she lacked a little in years and months of living out her allotted three score and ten years, yet we are comforted in the knowledge that while she lived, like Mary of old 'she did what she could.'
Hers was a life of usefulness, and countless lives have been made better by her sympathetic help and kindly administrations. She has builded for herself a warm nook in the hearts of a host of friends, and the great bank of flowers that covered her bler was but a token of the love and veneration she inspired. She lived the life of a splendid christian woman and died the quiet death of one sustained by an irreparable loss, but her life will remain an eternal inspiration for good in the lives, hearts and homes of those who knew and loved her best.
She was reared by christian parents and knew naught but to serve God from her childhood. For more than twenty years she has been a consistent member of the Baptist church of Lake City and always ready to shoulder a large responsiblility and assisted in every enterprise that was for the furtherance of God's kingdom.
For several years she had been in poor health, not being able to attend services nor even visit among her neighbors, but was quite resigned to her condition and proved a blessing to all who visited her. For several months she knew the time for her departure was near, but she looked forward to it with pleasure and bore all her sufferings with christian fortitude, patiently waiting the time to come when God would remove all pain and place upon her brow the royal diadem.
She leaves to mourn her loss a heart broken companion; Miss Martha Allen who filled the place of a daughter to her, one nephew, James Rasmussen of Ill., three sisters in Denmark and a host of friends in both continents.'
She lived for those who loved her,
For those who knew her true
For the heaven that smiled above her
And awaited her spirit too.
For the wrongs that need resistance
For the cause that needs assistance
For the future in the distance
And the good that she could do.
Now she's gone to the land where the care worn and weary
Enjoy sweet rapture of sacred repose.
She has quitted forever this wilderness dreary
And has bid a long farewell to time and its woos.
The funeral services were conducted at the family home Sunday at 2 p.m. by her pastor, Rev. T. A. Searcy assisted by Rev. C. O. Stuckenbruck of the Church of Christ. After which the remains were followed by a large number of sorrowing friends to Cottonwood cemetery and there tenderly laid to rest the silent city of the dead.
"Card of Thanks."
Our special thanks are extended to all friends for the kindnesses shown and for the floral offerings given during the illness and death of Mrs. Jorgensen. Words cannot convey our appreciation.
L. P. Jorgensen,
(Thanks to Ann Bowler for this obituary)
Lars Peter Jorgensen (1850 - 1925)
Created by: Burt
Record added: Dec 30, 2007
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