Franklin O Jurgens, 89 years of age of Beatrice passed away 12/16/2019 at home with family.
He was born June 7, 1930 rural Beatrice to Frank and Henrietta (Probst) Jurgens. He graduated from Beatrice High School in 1947 and was married to Beverly Brauch on December 23, 1950. In March 1952 he was drafted in the Marine Corp where he served with the Third Marine Division FMF until March 1954. He was employed with the Lincoln Telephone Company for 40 years.
He was a member of St. John Lutheran church in Beatrice. Life Member of the VFW Post 1007 Beatrice, Permanent Member of American Post 27 Beatrice where he was a 65 year member and participated in the Legion’s Honor Guard for many years. Franklin enjoyed volunteering to drive the VA van transporting veterans to the Lincoln VA hospital. He also helped at the Beatrice food pantry for many years. He enjoyed woodworking, Sudoku, crossword puzzles, playing accordion, playing games with children and grandsons.
Survived by his wife; children, Dennis and Anita Jurgens from Connecticut, Sara Fisher and George Bouckenooghe from California, Jan and Ken Dohmen from Iowa; grandsons, Caleb and Kade Dohmen and brother, Ivan Jurgens.
Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Henrietta Jurgens; brothers, Henry, David, and Harm Jurgens and sisters, Nora Maschmeier, Lena Ahern, Grace Lloyd, Fannie Hall, Sophia Anderson, Annie Van Laningham, Della Rector, Emma Inman and Dorothy Gunther.
A private family graveside service will be held with Sharon Schuster officiating. Military Honors provided by the Bitting-Norman post 27 of the American Legion. A guestbook is available at www.harmanwrightmortuary.com Harman-Wright Mortuary, Beatrice in charge of arrangements.
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