David Allen Jorgenson
June 26, 1960 - February 8, 2018

Place of Birth : Garrison, North Dakota
Residence : Williston, North Dakota
Age : 57

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Vanessa Lewis
February 16, 2018 | Keenesburg, CO

I heard of this the day after it happened, from friends from his class, and my heart just broke. Without Jorgy, I wouldn’t have gotten through High School and though we had our ups and downs, I will always be beyond grateful for the charismatic attitude he always shared with us. His classroom was a place that I most easily found peace and could keep to myself on the bad days and joke around on the good ones. Heaven gained a truely amazing character, and at least he is more at ease now. Prayers to the family and all the rest of the mourning hearts. God bless.
Budd Rauser
February 14, 2018 | Rogers, MN

Sorry for your loss. He was s great teacher who always took the extra time to help when needed.
Shelli (Storbakken) Patch
February 14, 2018 | Williston

I haven’t seen Dave, or Deej as we called him then, in probably 20 years. We used to work for the Teton Booster Club together and we always had lots of fun. He was always very happy-go-lucky and I enjoyed working with him. I am very sorry for Sue and the kids as well as the rest of his family, friends and students. He touched a lot of lives. Rest In Peace.
Bryton Allard
February 13, 2018 | Williston, North Dakota

My condolences to the family. It must be hard to of lost such a wonderful man. If it wasn't for him and other great math teachers I wouldn't have made it. He always encouraged me to keep pushing and do better. If I wouldn't of had that I probably would've dropped that class and be stuck as a dropout, he will dearly be missed. Rest in Peace Jorg. We may have lost an angel but heaven received one very unique one.
Jonae Bauske
February 13, 2018 | Ray, ND

I'm so sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers! God bless you and your family.
Kent Meier
February 13, 2018 | Driscoll, NORTH DAKOTA

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Dolly Heller Horob and Family
February 12, 2018 | Williston, ND - NORTH DAKOTA

Our condolences goes out to each and everyone of the family.All my kids had "Jorgy" and loved him and his class. If it wasn't for his teaching my kids would of never made it through math. In my eyes he loved to teach the teachable and gave them credit for whatever they could accomplish. He will be missed greatly. RIP "Jorgy"
Sara Forsman
February 12, 2018 | Watford City, ND

I'm so sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers! God bless your family.
Sara Forsman
Watford City, ND
Dillon Jay Wentz
February 12, 2018 | Williston , ND

Well miss you were the best math teacher ever you will always be in my prayers and heart
Rosie m
February 12, 2018 |

So sorry for the loss off Dave I remember the good laughs we had when he dealt blackjack he was great at that and going to school to become the great teacher he was my daughter had him as a teacher and thought the world of him rip dave
Russ Forsman
February 12, 2018 |

Prayers from the Emil Forsman family. We are old neighbors from the farm
Nancy Elliott
February 11, 2018 | Greenwood , Nebraska

Susan Jennifer Nathan and all your families...So hard to believe that Dave is gone too...Guess it must be true ..god takes the best....this is going to be one of the hardest things you are going to have to go through so please take it one day at a time...that is how I am getting through this...David was an awesome person with a personality that didnt quit so it was so fun to be around him...Just cherish those memories you all have of him...Always remember when someone you love becomes a memory those memories become treasures...and those treasures nobody can take away from you ever and hopefully soon we will be able to smile when we think about those memories...Please let your family and friends help you through this grief and am so sorry that you all are going tho this...We love you all down here and our thoughts and prayers are continuously with you....God be with you at this devastating time..
Jeff & Krista Myers
February 11, 2018 | Roseglen, ND

Thoughts and prayers are with Dave's family. I will sure miss seeing him at the farm in the summer and hearing his fishing stories.
Julie & Steve Treib
February 11, 2018 | Williston, ND

Our deepest sympathy to the family! Mr. J was an inspiration to many throughout the years. I'm thankful and blessed for helping me understand math while subbing at WHS. He will be missed...Hugs to you all!
Cindy Olson and Family
February 11, 2018 | Williston, ND

Susan, Jennifer and family:
Sorry to hear of the passing of your Husband and Father. He influenced many student's lives in his years of teaching. My daughter Steph and son Zach both remember him fondly. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. The memories of this great man will be with you always and comfort you during this time!
Jennifer Kessner
February 11, 2018 | Culbertson , Montana

Susan, so sorry for your loss. Will keep your family in my prayers.
February 10, 2018 | Williston, ND

Rest easy Jorgy,You’ll forever be missed! You were my favorite class& Teacher!! You’ve completely made my experience at Williston high One to remember! R.I.P
Hannah Henderson
February 10, 2018 | Williston, NorthDakota

Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Aldean & Cheryl
February 10, 2018 | Ray, ND

Our deepest condolences for your loss
Joanne Ulven
February 10, 2018 | Tioga, ND

Jorgy will be missed by many, He went above and beyond for his students, caring, joking and motivating them. He was their FAVORITE teacher. I warned him about my granddaughter when she entered high school...he said she was a challenge! Because she felt she let him down, she went on to get her GED and is currently on the Presidents List at Williston State and has set her goals in life High (ALL BECAUSE OF JORGY)! May he rest in peace ! Condolences to all family and friends. Know he made a difference in the lives of many. Joanne
Kara Robinson
February 10, 2018 | Williston, North Dakota

Rest in peace Jorgy. You are a great man. I am so glad you were a part of my life. You were one of the best teachers I have ever had. You inspired us students to keep pushing on and to not let anyone put us down. I wish I wouldve joined hockey for you to watch me kick butt haha. You are missed dearly. Prayers and Love!
Charles & Lois Daniel
February 10, 2018 | Ray, ND

Susan and family, We are so sorry to hear about David. Prayers and hugs come from all of our family. He is without pain now and heaven has gained another angel.
Monica Haskin
February 10, 2018 |

I am so sorry for Jorgys loved ones. This is a very difficult and scarey time in your lives, but you will be ok, it may take a long time, but God will help you all get through this. Cherish your memories, no one can take those away from you. You are in my thoughts & prayers. May he rest in peace
February 10, 2018 | Williston, Nd

So sorry for your loss! Prayers for the whole family. Dave was a great man. He cared so much for his students and coworkers. He was a man that truly would do anything for you. He was supportive in tough times.
Emma Carns
February 10, 2018 | Ames, Iowa

Rest easy Jorgy. You made such a difference in a lot of students lives and I will be forever grateful that I was lucky enough to have you as a teacher. Your no bullshit attitude and the way you cared for your students was admirable, and you won't be forgotten.
Richard and Debbi Bronson
February 10, 2018 | Williston, ND

Susan and family we are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ira E Compton III
February 10, 2018 | Williston, ND

Mr. Jorgensen was great to listen and give me advice with teaching and life. God bless to him and his family!
Ira E. Compton
Clif & Shelly Sundt
February 10, 2018 | Williston, ND

We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Jorgensen was a great teacher and we always enjoyed our visits. May God grant you all comfort and peace.
Brittany Foust
February 10, 2018 |

I am sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. He will be missed by so many!
Vikki & Mark Osborn
February 10, 2018 |

Susan, Jen, and family,
Thoughts and prayers to help carry you through this difficult loss of a great man.
Lily Williams
February 10, 2018 | Williston, North Dakota

He was loved by all of his students, and could bring joy to any classroom. Such an amazing teacher, and friend. He will be missed by all students and staff.

Sending love to his family and loved ones from Williston High School.??
Kari Klug
February 10, 2018 | Williston, ND

Jorgensen Family...deepest sympathies. Jorgy was a one of a kind man. Had so many hilarious & sincere visits with him whenever he came into Home of Economy. He made sure my son passed Algebra 2 come hell or high water...with all of our chats he once told me he had the "bad habit" of caring too much for his students. There is no such thing as that.And that's what made him so well loved by so many....to imagine how many teenagers,friends & families he touched with his unique & honest personality. God Speed Jorgy....thank you for being you.
Grace Krogman
February 10, 2018 | Williston, ND

The world lost an angel today.
Kirby strickland
February 10, 2018 | Williston

Prayers for Daves family. I enjoyed listening to the stories he would tell, you will be missed. RIP
Cyndi Barski
February 9, 2018 | Powell, Wyoming

We know how difficult your loss is, you have our deepest sympathy. Stay stong??
Amber melland
February 9, 2018 | Williston, Nd

My condolences goes to ur family. He was a really great guy I remember when we first met neither of us liked each other. But by the end of the year we were friends. He would come into my 7th hour and joke around an tease me about all the marks on my neck from my boyfriend hover(vacuum). when i came to school that day to drop out he was very disappointed in me. But we both new school wasn’t my thing. I sure will miss u.
Kelsey Ginther
February 9, 2018 | Williston, ND

Susan, Jennifer, and Nate, I am so sorry to hear of Jorgys passing. He was such a great guy with a one of a kind sense of humor. He will be soo missed! Prayers for your family during this difficult time.
Luanna Fisketjon
February 9, 2018 | Pick City, ND

To the Jorgenson family, I was so sad to see that Mr. Jorgenson had passed. Working with him at the high school was fun because of his wonderful sense of humor. I am so sorry for your loss and for the loss to everyone who enjoyed his great spirit. Luanna
janell Sailer
February 9, 2018 | williston, Arizona

Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of David. He was always so helpful to me when I subbed at the high school. It was so apparent he loved what he was doing---joking and visiting with the students when they passed through the halls. May he now rest in peace.
Glenn & Susan
February 9, 2018 | Williston, ND

Sympathy to you all; great math teacher and friend to students. The other Jorgenson family.

David Allen Jorgenson

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His Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the Ray Lutheran Church in Ray, North Dakota. Rev. Steve Anderson will officiate.

A family service, open to the public will be held at 7:00 PM at the First Lutheran Church in Williston on Tuesday evening, February 13.

A scholarship in memory of David has been set up with the Williston Coyote Foundation. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Williston Coyote Foundation, PO box 1407, Williston ND, 58802.


Friends may call at Everson-Coughlin Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 13 from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM and for the hour preceding the service at the church on Wednesday.


Cremation will follow the funeral service.