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Alice L. Jergenson, 92

Dec 22, 2014

Bricelyn Alice L. Jergenson, age 92, of Bricelyn, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Home in Albert Lea. Funeral Services were held Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at Bricelyn Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Bricelyn Lutheran Cemetery in Seely Township, Faribault County. Pastor Nancy Dreier officiated.

Alice Lucille was born Jan. 20, 1922, the daughter of Emil and Edna (Buzard) Budach in Minnesota Lake Township, Faribault Co. On Oct. 9, 1945, she was united in marriage to Marion “Sparky” Jergenson in Wells. The couple purchased the family farm in Bricelyn following WWII. Alice lived on the farm in Seely Twp., for over 69 years. Alice was a homemaker as well as being employed by the Bricelyn Canning Factory and Telex Corp. in Blue Earth. She was a very active member of Bricelyn Lutheran Church, including WELCA and Esther Circle. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels for a number of years. Alice enjoyed playing cards, her very large vegetable and flower gardens, family “garden parties”, making apple pies from the apple trees, bird watching, her pets and all of God’s creatures, but she especially enjoyed cooking for her family at family gatherings.

Alice is survived by her children, Duane (Lyn) Jergenson, of Minneapolis, Dick (Beverly) Jergenson, of Minnetonka, and Debbie Jergenson, of Eagan; four grandchildren, Tamara (Peter) Wold, Michael Jergenson, Carissa (Chung) Yu, Matthew (Sarah) Jergenson; seven great-grandchildren, Harrison, Greta, Asa and Charolette Wold, Harper and Murphy Yu, and Liam Jergenson; sister, Helen Murray of Mesa, Ariz.; sisters-in-law: Violet Hoeg, of Wells, LaVonne Jergenson, of Rochester; brother-in-law: Gerald Petersen, of Alden; special cousin, Jim Buzard of Illinois; along with a host of nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends; and loving caregiver and special friend, Jill Mannella.

Alice is preceded in death by her parents; husband Marion “Sparky”; great-grandson, Owen Wold in infancy; sister, Dorothy Beckmann; brother, Charles Budach.

Please see www.brussheitner.com to leave online condolences. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home of Bricelyn is assisting the family. Memorials preferred to the Bricelyn Lutheran Church and the American Alzheimer’s Assoc.