Funeral services for Corey Jergenson will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church of Morris.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church.
Corey Michael Jergenson, son of Robert and Barb (Hoyer) Jergenson, was born November 26, 1971 in Morris, Minnesota. Corey grew up in the Morris area, where he attended Morris Area High School, graduating in 1990. He then attended Alexandria Vo-Tech for one year before returning to Morris, where he worked with his father and brother on the family mink farm. Corey also worked for the fur auction company in New York and Wisconsin, grading mink pelts prior to auctions. In 1998, Corey took a job with Jim Riley & Sons Construction in Morris, where he worked as an equipment operator. He continued in that job until the time of his death.
Corey died unexpectedly on January 1, 2009 at his home near Morris. He had lived to reach the age of 37 years.
He is survived by his wife: Jerri Jergenson of Morris; his children: Courtney and Jordan of Morris; his parents: Robert and Barb Jergenson of Morris; two brothers: Rob (Peggy) Jergenson of Morris and Tim (Jodi) Jergenson of Morris; one sister: Heidi (Warren) Logeais of Cyrus; grandparents: Lloyd Hoyer of Morris and Dorothy Jergenson of Morris; mother-in-law: Dianne Kellenberger of Hancock; sisters-in-law: Jennifer (Matthew) Mangold of Roanoke, Ill., Julie (Mark) Beebe of Indianapolis, Ind. and Janae (Eric) Wilson of Hancock; brothers-in-law: Rick (Michele) Kellenberger of Alexandria and Ryan (Joan) Kellenberger of Hancock; grandparents-in-law: William and Genevieve Braun of Morris and 23 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandpa, Alfred Jergenson and his grandma, Arlene Hoyer.
Pallbearers for the service are: Kirk Riley, Kevin Riley, Darren Lilienthal, Greg Pieske, Mark Papesh and Troy Engebretson. Karl Retzlaff will serve as pianist for the service, with Andrea Hoogendorn serving as soloist. Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.
Honorary pallbearers are Courtney and Jordan Jergenson; Corey's nieces and nephews and all who called him friend.