Carl Andrew Juergensen, the son of Conrad and Emma (Wittfoth) Juergensen, was born April 27, 1935 on the family farm north of Churdan, Iowa and departed this life November 25, 2020 at Regency Park Nursing & Rehab Center in Jefferson, Iowa. He lived his life to the age of 85 years, 6 months and 28 days.
Carl attended country school at Highland #1, grades (1-7) and graduated from the Churdan High School in 1953. After graduation, he farmed with his father and brother.
On June 9, 1963, Carl was united in marriage to Betty Rynearson at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Farnhamville, Iowa. Three daughters, Carol, Beth and Andrea, were born to this union. Carl and Betty lived and farmed on the family farm which was recognized as a Century Farm and Betty taught school in Churdan.
Carl farmed his entire working life raising crops and livestock. His daughters actively helped on the farm when they were young. In early years, he did custom (corn) shelling with his father and brother. Carl was active in his community and church. He was a longtime member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and served as an elder and trustee. In later years, he attended church at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson. He was a member of the Churdan Lion’s Club, Greene Co. Fair Board, Greene Co. Historical Society, Farm Bureau, Four County Antique Tractor Club and Farmer’s Lumber Coop. Carl enjoyed bowling and he and Betty enjoyed traveling, wintering in Arizona and taking part in tractor rides. His wife of 39 years passed away in 2002. He remained in his home on the farm and later moved to the Garden’s Retirement Community in Jefferson. Due to failing heath, Carl moved to Regency Park in October of 2019.
Carl was very proud of his grandchildren and attended their activities and was a proud great-grandpa.
Carl is survived by his three daughters, Carol (Mike) Christensen of Jefferson, Beth Jass of Garner and Andrea (Lew) Nedved of Britt, five grandchildren; Spencer (Eric) Hink, Ryanne (Adam) Connell, Courtney Jass, Kiersten Jass and Nathan Nedved, three great-grandchildren; Aurora Hink, Christian Hink and Hannah Connell, a brother, Calvin (Erma) Juergensen, three sisters-in-law, Ilene, Jean and Pearl and nieces, nephews and cousins. Those who preceded him in death were his parents, wife, twin infant brothers, father and mother-in-law, Ivan and Thelma Rynearson, son-in-law, Mark Jass and granddaughter, Kaylee Jass.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson with Pastor Dennis Martens officiating. Burial was made in the Highland Township Cemetery in Churdan. Musical selections played at the service were “Shine Jesus Shine”, “Beautiful Savior”, “I Will Rise” and “Amazing Grace”. A visitation was held prior to the service.
Serving as casket bearers were Cale Juergensen, Connor Juergensen, Perry Parker, Lew Nedved, Nathan Nedved and Mike Christensen.