HAVRE DAILY NEWS†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tuesday April 2, 2002

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JOHN JERGESON †††††††††††

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CHINOOK - John G. Jergeson, 86, Chinook, a retired farmer, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, from complications due to a stroke at a Havre hospital.

†† A vigil is to be held at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Gabrielís Catholic Church in Chinook. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Gabrielís with burial in Kuper Memorial Cemetery in Chinook.

†† John was born July 23, 1915, near Lohman to Chris and Mary Jergesen, who homesteaded north of Lohman.

†† John and Elizabeth were married in 1939. They farmed north of Havre during World War II and north of Lohman for five years in the late 1940s. In 1949, they moved to a farm south of Chinook where they farmed until their retirement in 1981. Since retirement, they lived in Chinook.

John Jergeson served for many years on the board of the Farmers Union Oil Company in Chinook. He also served for six years on the board of Hill County Electric. John was a school board member for the Miewald School District while his children were in elementary school. He was active in St. Gabrielís Catholic Parish. By the time he had retired, John had developed a passion for the game of golf and he spent countless hours at the Chinook golf course.

Memorials may be made to Blaine 1 Ambulance, Sweet Memorial Nursing Home, MSU-Northern, St. Gabrielís Window Fund, or charity of oneís choice.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth, in December 2001; parents; brothers, Pete and Bob Jergesen; sister, Helen Burchard.††††

Survivors include his sons, Ray of Great Falls, Roger and Greg of Chinook; daughters, Louise Harvey of Missoula and Evelyn Schubert of Chinook; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lucy Rosene of Woodside, Calif., and Bette Paul of Carson City, Nev.; daughters-in-law, Nita Jergeson and Barb Jergeson of Chinook; sons-in-law, Ken Schubert of Chinook and Roger Harvey of Missoula.††††

Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is handling arrangements. ††

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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wednesday, April 3, 2002

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John G. Jergeson

 

CHINOOK -- John G. Jergeson, 86, a retired farmer, died Saturday at a Havre hospital of complications from a stroke.

A vigil service is 7 p.m. Friday at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Chinook. FuneralMass is 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Gabriel's, with burial in Kuper Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include daughters Louise Harvey of Missoula and Evelyn Schubert of Chinook; sons Ray Jergeson of Great Falls and Roger Jergeson and Greg Jergeson of Chinook; sisters Lucy Rosene of Woodside, Calif., and Bette Paul of Carson City, Nev.; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

His wife, Elizabeth, died in December, 2001.

Additional survivors include daughters-in-law Barb Jergeson and Nita Jergeson of Chinook; and sons-in-law Ken Schubert of Chinook and Roger Harvey of Missoula.

John was born July 23, 1915, near Lohman, Mont., and was raised north of Lohman on the family homestead.

He married Elizabeth Malsam in Cottonwood, Mont., in 1939. They farmed north of Havre during World War II and north of Lohman for five years in the late 1940s. They moved to a farm south of Chinook in 1949, where they lived and worked until retiring to Chinook in 1981.

He served on the Farmer's Union Oil Board, Hill County Electric Board, and the Miewald School District board while his children were in elementary school. He was also an active member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Parish.

He absolutely loved golfing!

He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Pete and Bob Jergeson; and a sister, Helen Burchard.

Memorials are suggested to Blaine Ambulance; Sweet Memorial Nursing Home; MSU-Northern; St. Gabriel's Window Fund; or the donor's choice.

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THE BLAINE COUNRY JOURNAL, NEWS-OPINION†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wednesday, April 3, 2002

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John Jergeson

 

John G. Jergeson, 86, died from complications due to a stroke at the Northern Montana Hospital in Havre on Saturday, March 30, 2002. A vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Fri≠day, April 5, at St. Gabrielís Catholic Church in Chinook. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 6, at 11:00 am, at St. Gabrielís, with burial to follow in the Kuper Memorial Cemetery in Chinook. Edwards Funeral Home is handling ar≠rangements.

John was born on July 23, 1915, near Lohman, the first of six children born to Chris and Mary Jergeson who homesteaded north of Lohman. In 1939 he married Elizabeth Malsam and they farmed north of Havre dur≠ing World War II. They farmed north of Lohman for five years in the late 1940s and in 1949 they moved to a farm south of Chinook, where they farmed until their retirement in 1981. When they retired, John and Elizabeth moved into Chinook.

For many years John served on the Board of Directors for the Farmers Union Oil Company in Chinook, and he also served for six years on the Board of Hill County Electric. While his chil≠dren were in elementary school he was a school board member for the Miewald School District. He was an active member of St. Gabrielís Catholic Parish and by the time he had retired John had developed a passion for the game of golf. Once he moved to town he spent countless hours at the Chinook golf course.

He survived by son Ray of Great Falls; daughter Louise (Roger) Harvey of Missoula; Sons Roger (Nita) and Greg (Barb) Jergeson, and daughter Evelyn (Ken) Schubert all of Chinook; ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two sisters, Lucy Rosene of Woodside, CA and Bette Paul of Carson City, NV.

He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth in December of 2001; his parents; two broth≠ers, Pete and Bob; and one sister, Helen Burchard.

Memorials can be made to Blame I Ambulance, Sweet Memorial Nursing Home, MSU≠ Northern, St. Gabrielís Window Fund, or the charity of your choice.

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