OMAHA -- Francis Eugene Jorgensen, 60, of Cambridge, died Tuesday (May 11, 2004) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha after battling cancer and Parkinson's disease.
He was born Aug. 13, 1943, to Lars Alfred and Mable Luceal (Foster) Jorgensen in Sidney. He attended school at the University of Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis, graduating in 1961. He attended college at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture in January 1966.
On Aug. 14, 1965, he married Betty J. Seggerman of Fairbury. He also attended graduate school at Kearney State College and received his masters degree in August 1971.
He taught one semester of school in Duncan before he and his wife moved to Cambridge to teach in August 1966. He taught agriculture for 32 years in Cambridge. He also taught chemistry, some math classes and was a wrestling coach at various levels for 30 years. He retired from coaching in May 1996 and from teaching in June 1998 for health reasons.
He was precede in death by his grandparents, Charles and Edith Foster and Chris and Katie Jorgensen; his parents, Alfred and Mable Jorgensen; and one niece, Susan Jorgensen.
Survivors include his wife, Betty of Cambridge; son, Mike and wife, Julie Jorgensen of Kearney; daughter, Beth Jorgensen of Kearney; two brothers, Roger and wife, Marjorie Jorgensen of Sidney and Stanley and wife, Launa Jorgensen of Yorkville, Ill.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lester and Pamelia Seggerman of Fairbury; three sisters-in-law; and two brothers-in-law.
Services are Friday, 2:30 p.m., at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Rowe officiating. Interment will be in Cambridge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his name to the Trinity United Methodist Church or the Cambridge School Foundation for a scholarship.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge is in charge of the arrangements.