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Raymond Carl "Ray" Jurgensen
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Birth: Oct. 6, 1913
Sioux City
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 2008
San Diego County
California, USA

Culver Military Academy Math Instructor and textbook author.

Son of Peter and Dagmar (Jensen) Jurgensen. Brother of Clifford, Edmund, Warren and Laverne. Father of Ann, John and Mary.

Ray Jurgensen passed away on Thursday, Sept. 11, in Carlsbad, Calif., with his family by his side. He was 94 years old. A service celebrating the lives of Ray and his late wife, Lillian, was held at Culver Memorial Chapel on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009. Ray taught in the Mathematics Department at Culver from 1941 to 1978, and also served as department chairman since 1958.

During Culver summers, Ray also served as a Woodcraft Camp counselor, a sailing instructor for the Naval School, and math teacher.

Ray attended Carleton College at age 16 on a music scholarship (oboe). While there, he met his wife-to-be; Lillian played first violin in the Carleton Orchestra. Mr. Jurgensen graduated with honors in math in 1934. Ray and Lillian wed soon after and moved to Pillsbury Academy (Owatonna, Minn.), where he taught math until 1941.

With Alfred J. Donnelly, he co-wrote the most widely used geometry text book in the United States.

Survivors include daughters Ann Allen and Mary Castelloe (CAG '69) both of Carlsbad, California, and son John (CMA '62) of Friendswood, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 13 grandchildren. 
Family links: 
  Dagmar Jensen Jurgensen (1891 - 1991)
  Lillian K Jurgensen (1912 - 2005)
  Clifford Eugene Jurgensen (1912 - 1999)*
  Raymond Carl Jurgensen (1913 - 2008)
  Edmund Harold Jurgensen (1915 - ____)*
  Warren Peter Jurgensen (1921 - 2015)*
  Laverne Richard Jurgensen (1925 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: William Taber
Record added: Sep 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30199547
Raymond Carl Ray Jurgensen
Added by: William Taber
Raymond Carl Ray Jurgensen
Added by: William Taber
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 Added: Sep. 30, 2008

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