Karla Jorgensen

Feb 23, 2018
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11:00 AM March 17, 2018 at First Congregational United Church of Christ 608 West 4th Street, Waterloo


9:30 AM to 11:00 AM March 17th, 2018 at the church




Karla Jorgensen, 71, of Cedar Falls, formerly of: Waterloo, IA and Ferguson, MO, died at Cedar Valley Hospice Home on Friday, February 23, 2018 from complications of Parkinson's Disease.


She was born on February 11, 1947 in St. Louis, MO, daughter of Karl E. III and Eleda C. Behle Hofer.


Karla married Keith Jorgensen on October 24, 1970 in St. Louis, MO.


She graduated from McCluer High School in 1965 and received her BA in education from Northwest Missouri State University in 1969. Karla taught 3rd grade students at Griffith Elementary in Ferguson, MO; later was Director of Christian Education at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Waterloo; and was a Sales Associate at Herberger’s Dept. Store in Waterloo.


Karla was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Waterloo and former member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Ferguson; Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority; P.E.O.; and served as Docent for the Waterloo Jr. Art Gallery. Karla had many interests and was a life long learner. She enjoyed cross‑stitching, reading, painting, scrapbooking, ice skating, traveling, as well as baking cookies (her chocolate chip and Christmas cookies).


She is survived by her husband, Keith of Cedar Falls, daughter: Karin (Scott) Oelzen of Ferguson, daughter: Kami Jorgensen of Clear Lake, grandson: Gunnar Oelzen, brother: Bill Hofer of Sycamore, IL, and several nieces and nephews.


Karla is preceded by her parents and a sister‑in‑law, Barbara Hofer.

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  1. Tina Keppel and Neil Drake | Mar 09, 2018

    We hope that you can knowthat Karla is now at peace after her struggle with this difficult illness.  We  look forward to seeing you again at the services.  

  2. Diane Highnam | Feb 27, 2018
    Karla will be missed by all who knew her. She was so sweet and her smile could light up the room. Wishing you all peace and comfort in your wonderful memories with her. 
  3. Beth/Paul Hansen | Feb 26, 2018
    Keith... Paul and I have you and your family in our thoughts.  We will continue to pray for your healing.  So sorry for the loss of your sweet lady!  
  4. naomi | Feb 25, 2018
    Please accept my sincere condolences to the family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of  Karla. The Bible assures us at Psalms 34:18 that God is near to those broken in heart.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  May your many memories help you find peace and comfort as you go through the coming days.

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