Arno Jorgenson, 74, passed away on October 28, 2018 at his home in Bismarck, North Dakota. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Bismarck Funeral Home. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to GracePoint Church White Cross, 205 43rd Avenue NE, Bismarck, ND 58503.
Arno was born on a farm near Keene, North Dakota to Ole and Amanda (Christianson) Jorgenson on March 4, 1944. He graduated from Watford City High School in 1962. He continued his education by obtaining a bachelor’s degree in education at Valley City State College, and both his master’s degree in counseling and his administrative credentials at NDSU.
Arno met his wife, Darlene, while attending college at Valley City. They were married August 21, 1966 at Watford City. During their careers they lived at Stanley, Belfield, and Dickinson, North Dakota. Upon retiring they moved to Bismarck.
Arno is survived by his wife Darlene; four children: Kathleen Jorgenson, Bismarck, Mary Kay (Brendan) Flemmer, Bismarck, Rebecca (George) Helm, Mandan, and Michael (Lori) Jorgenson, Mayer, MN; eight granddaughters: Ava and Zoe Flemmer, Denita, Anika, and Nadia Helm, and Grace, Rachel, and Sarah Jorgenson; one sister, Lorraine Melby, one brother, Art Jorgenson, and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Elmo Jorgenson.