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Dorene Kay Jorgensen Merrigan
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Birth: Feb. 4, 1945
Clay County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 2010
Cameron County
Texas, USA

Dorene K. Merrigan passed away April 18, 2010 in Brownsville, Texas after a lengthy illness. She was surrounded by her husband, daughters and two sisters-in-law at her death. She is preceded in death by her son, Tregg Jon Merrigan; and her parents, Herb and Ina Jorgensen. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, a son-in-law, two grandsons, a brother, and one sister.

She was born Feb 4, 1945 in Vermillion. She graduated from Vermillion High School in 1963. She married Sterling Merrigan on March 30, 1964 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion. They lived in Sheldon, Iowa for a short time before moving to Sioux City, Iowa, where they raised their children and spent the rest of their working days. Dorene worked at the Marina Inn in South Sioux City, Nebraska and was the manager co-owner of United Escrow Inc. in Sioux City until her retirement. She and Sterling spent their retirement winters in south Texas and summers in the Midwest. Her pride and joy were her two grandsons. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.

A funeral mass is scheduled for 10 a.m., May 15, 2010 at Nativity Catholic Church, Sioux City, IA. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to any local hospice organization or long term care facility.

Vermillion Plain Talk, Friday, April 30th, 2010; courtesy of Donna Blum. 
Family links: 
  Herbert C. Jorgensen (1906 - 1981)
  Ina Katherine Lawrensen Jorgensen (1904 - 1991)
  Sterling Francis Merrigan (1940 - 2011)
  Tregg Jon Merrigan (1964 - 1983)*
  Douglas Herbert Jorgensen (1932 - 2012)*
  Dorene Kay Jorgensen Merrigan (1945 - 2010)
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Cemetery
Sioux City
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Linda Christensen
Record added: May 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90874844
Dorene Kay <i>Jorgensen</i> Merrigan
Added by: Donna Eanes Blum
Dorene Kay <i>Jorgensen</i> Merrigan
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Dorene Kay <i>Jorgensen</i> Merrigan
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Rest peacefully Aunt Dorene.With love...
- Steven D Bartlett Family
 Added: Dec. 6, 2013

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