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Published December 18, 2013, 12:00 AM

Clayton R. Jorgenson

Clayton Russell Jorgenson, 86, of Moorhead, MN, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2013, in Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead, MN. Clayton was born November 8, 1927 to Rosa and Carl Jorgenson of Rockwell Township, Norman County, Minnesota. He attended Twin Valley Public School until June, 1943. In 1943, he moved with his family to Seattle, Washington. He attended West Seattle High School and graduated from Ballard High School, Seattle, in 1947. He went to California and worked at Armor and Co. in Los Angeles during the summer of 1947. Returning to Seattle, he began working at Boeing until 1958.

Clayton was an active member of Denny Park Lutheran Church in Seattle. He met Doris Dolva at Denny Park, and they were married on January 13, 1957 at Hawley Lutheran Church in Hawley, Minnesota. In March of 1958, they moved from Seattle to Hawley where he was employed by OK Diner. Clayton took a Chef Management course at Moorhead Technical College. He worked as a chef at a few cafés in the area, then bought The Diner and renamed it CJ’s Café. In 1989, he sold CJ’s Café and retired. Clayton and Doris have two sons: Russell, born in 1958, and Roger, born in 1960.

Clayton R. Jorgenson

Clayton Russell Jorgenson, 86, of Moorhead, MN, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2013, in Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead, MN. Clayton was born November 8, 1927 to Rosa and Carl Jorgenson of Rockwell Township, Norman County, Minnesota. He attended Twin Valley Public School until June, 1943. In 1943, he moved with his family to Seattle, Washington. He attended West Seattle High School and graduated from Ballard High School, Seattle, in 1947. He went to California and worked at Armor and Co. in Los Angeles during the summer of 1947. Returning to Seattle, he began working at Boeing until 1958.

Clayton was an active member of Denny Park Lutheran Church in Seattle. He met Doris Dolva at Denny Park, and they were married on January 13, 1957 at Hawley Lutheran Church in Hawley, Minnesota. In March of 1958, they moved from Seattle to Hawley where he was employed by OK Diner. Clayton took a Chef Management course at Moorhead Technical College. He worked as a chef at a few cafés in the area, then bought The Diner and renamed it CJ’s Café. In 1989, he sold CJ’s Café and retired. Clayton and Doris have two sons: Russell, born in 1958, and Roger, born in 1960.

Clay was active in Hawley Lutheran Church, enjoyed league bowling, and attending all sporting events and fishing trips. In 1998, they moved to Moorhead and the Lutheran Church of Christ the King became their church home. During retirement years, they enjoyed traveling. Clayton entered Eventide Nursing Home in November of 2008, where he had most recently resided.

Clayton is survived by his wife, Doris; sons, Russell Jorgenson of Fort Collins, CO, and Roger (Joanne) Jorgenson of Gray, Maine; seven grandchildren, Ken (Brenna) Jorgenson of Colorado Springs, CO, Michael (Stephanie) Jorgenson and Ashley Jorgenson of Fort Collins, CO, Jessica Jorgenson, Nathan Jorgenson and Abigail Jorgenson of Gray, Maine, and Kari Jorgenson of Norfolk, VA; great-grandchildren, Breckyn, Broderick, Baylor and Britton Jorgenson of Colorado Springs, CO; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters Dorothy (Perry) Tyndall, and Naomi (Ottar) Egerdahl.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to The Lutheran Church of Christ the King or Hawley Lutheran Church.

A memorial gathering will be held from 10-11 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m., on Saturday, December 21, 2013, in Hawley Lutheran Church, Hawley, MN.

Interment will be at Hawley Cemetery.

Online guestbook and video tribute at www.wrightfuneral.com

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