Alan D. “Al” Jergenson

Alan D. “Al” Jergenson, 70, of Jefferson, Wis., died Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, at his home, with his family at his side.

Al was born on April 17, 1950, in Sparta, Wis., the son of Bernice and Nona (Teal) Jergenson.  He grew up in the Ontario area, graduated from Brookwood High School in 1968, and graduated from UW-Whitewater in 1976, earning a degree in Administration. 

Al worked 28 years at Friskies (now Nestle) in Jefferson as a purchaser and retired in 2013.  On Oct. 14, 1983, Al married Kathryn Derus in Jefferson. 

Al loved playing and watching sports.  He was a passionate Green Bay Packer fan and looked forward to his yearly golf trip to Tennessee with friends.  Al and Kathy enjoyed time spent together in Arizona, even though they were able to be there only three years.  The couple shot pool often and considered themselves “sharks.”  Camping in the Dells was always a highlight with friends. 

Al was a man of substance.  He was a loving husband, a calm and dedicated father, a loyal and true friend — who was always willing to help and had the patience of a saint.  Al will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Jergenson of Jefferson; his children, Sara Vernig of Plymouth, Minn., and Christine (Tom) Messmer of Whitewater, Wis.; his grandchildren, Gavin and Breahna Vernig; and his siblings, Bert (Shirley) of Gallatin, Tenn., Gary (Sam) Heber Springs, Ark., and Dann (Jincey) of Langley, Wash.  Al also is survived by several other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Megan in infancy, and his brother Steven.

The family wishes to extend a sincere thanks to the many staff of Rainbow Hospice Care for the loving care given to Al.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Al’s name to Rainbow Hospice Care would be appreciated.

A private celebration of Al’s life will be held at a later date.

Comments are closed.

  • Major General James G. Blaney

    October 22nd, 2020
    by

    Major General James G. Blaney passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at Alden Estates in Jefferson, Wis., with his wife, Ramona, at his side.


    Kenneth LeRoy Swenson

    October 21st, 2020
    by

    Kenneth LeRoy Swenson, 83, of Ontario passed away at the Morrow Memorial Home in Sparta, Wis., on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.


    Doris Marie (Neumann) Nading

    October 19th, 2020
    by

    Doris Marie (Neumann) Nading passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at the Morrow Home in Sparta.


    Frieda Bell Grilley

    October 19th, 2020
    by

    On March 17, 1929, the world was blessed by the birth of Frieda Bell (McDaniel) Grilley.


    Larry L. Myers

    October 12th, 2020
    by

    Larry L. Myers, 78, of rural Hillsboro, Wis., passed away Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hillsboro.


  • Connie Mae Brueggeman

    October 8th, 2020
    by

    Connie Mae Brueggeman, 65, of Wilton, Wis., passed away peacefully on Oct. 1, 2020.


    Michael Ray “Boomer” Muehlenkamp

    October 6th, 2020
    by

    Michael Ray “Boomer” Muehlenkamp, 62, of Norwalk passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, from a medical condition, while he was doing what he loved most — hunting.


    Connie Brueggeman

    October 5th, 2020
    by

    Connie Brueggeman, 65, of Wilton passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at her home.


    Sharron Lea Neitzel

    October 5th, 2020
    by

    Sharron Lea Neitzel of Kendall passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse at the age of 82 years, eight months, 30,211 spins around the sun.


    David Charles Fauska

    October 2nd, 2020
    by

    David Charles Fauska, 90 of Elroy passed away in the early hours of Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse.


    Irene E. Smith

    September 30th, 2020
    by

    Irene E. Smith, 103, of Tomah passed away Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at Close to Home.


  • Archives