Regina Jurgens

Jul 9, 2017


Graveside memorial service 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 16 at Fairview Cemetery - Waterloo


Following the service, a memorial gathering will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
420 Harwood Avenue, Waterloo, Iowa 50701


Fairview Cemetery - Waterloo
611 Fairview Avenue, Waterloo, Iowa 50703


In lieu of flowers, any memorial gift can be directed to the Red Cross or a charity of your choice.


Regina Jurgens peacefully passed away in Waterloo on July 9, 2017 at the age of 93. She was born on August 16, 1923 in Nieblum, Germany to parents Richard and Dora Lorenzen. She came to the U.S. with her parents at the age of 2 and settled in Waterloo in 1926.

Regina married Joe Jurgens on May 18, 1942 and they were the parents of 5 children. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant son Richard and daughter Angela Wolf. Regina is survived by two sons, Keith (Janice) of Comfort, TX, Darrell (David Kidder) of Des Moines, Leanne (Dell) Willard of Waterloo, and son-in-law Richard Wolf of McHenry, IL. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren: Christopher (Emily) Jurgens, Joshua Willard, Bryce Willard, Courtney (Phil) Russell, Brandon (Julie) Wolf, and Aubrey Wolf. She is also survived by sister Margarete Heeseman, brother Irvin (Janice) Lorenzen, and sister Helen Voelschow. Regina has 4 great grandchildren: Savanah Willard, Violet and Thor Russell, and Oakley Jurgens.

After raising her family, Regina started working at St. Frances Hospital and advanced to manager of the business office. Always wanting to be active, after retirement she began volunteer work for the Red Cross and Meals on Wheels and also worked part time at the Black Hawk County Court House.

Regina was a long time member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church where she sang in the church choir and was active in several social groups. Regina also sang in the Metropolitan Chorale for many years.

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