In Memory

Jack Jurgens - Class Of 1990

Jack Jurgens

 

 

 

Jack Gerald Jurgens    

MISSOULA — Jack Gerald Jurgens of Missoula, Montana passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

He was born on July 29, 1923, to Arthur Jurgens and Ora Lee (nee Collins) Jurgens in Glasgow. He attended school in Ronan. He joined the US Army before high school graduation. He served  with honor as an amphibious tank commander in World War II. He served in New Guinea, Southern Philippines, Luzon and Borneo. Among the military honors he received were AMPH track Mechanic 837, Qualified as Marksman Carbine, Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal with one Bronze Service Star, Victory Medal, American Theatre Service Medal and Asiatic Service Medal.

His service was also recognized in 2013 when he went to Washington, D.C., as a member of the Big Sky Honor Flight with his daughter and namesake, Jacqueline Jurgens.                          

He married Donna Lee Boyer in 1943 who passed away in 2013. He is survived by his four children, Adam Edgar Jurgens of Missoula, La Lonnie L. Strait of Las Vegas, Nevada, Connie L. Williams of Ogden, Utah and Jacqueline Jurgens of Missoula and four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and one great-, great-grandchild.

Jack was employed by the White Pine and Sash Company in Missoula and later at Horner Waldorf where he retired. In addition, he and Donna raised their family on a farm in Arlee which he maintained as well. When he retired, he enjoyed traveling with Donna, golfing, fishing and spending time with his children and grandchildren and his many friends.

Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service for Jack was held June 13, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home followed by interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Condolences for Jack’s family may be left at sunsetfuneralhomecemetery.com.

Rest in Peace dear Friend.