Obituary | Patricia Gerda Jorgenson of Grand Forks, North Dakota

Patricia G. Jorgenson, 54, of Grand Forks, ND passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022, at her home in Grand Forks.

Patricia Gerda Jorgenson was born on November 18, 1968, in Kirn, Germany, the daughter of Robert and Elfrieda (Schuff) Jorgenson.  She came to the United States in 1969. The family served in the United States Air Force, which took them to California, Ohio, North Dakota, and Germany, until 1981 when they moved to Grand Forks, N.D.  Patricia attended Red River High School in Grand Forks and went on to attended college for surgical technology.  Patricia was a mother to three children whom she loved deeply.

She lived and worked in Germany for 15 years, where she was employed with the Department of Defense and was also a lead for a preschool. She adored children and had a special knack for managing her classrooms.  Working on the U.S. Army base is where she met her “big love” four years ago — her wonderful husband, Edward. Despite her apprehension, she let this man love her. She, in turn, loved him fiercely and without measure.  Edward and Patricia were married on November 6, 2021 in Grand Forks.

Patricia was creative, spirited, and artistic. She had a love for fairies, magic, and adventure.  Mostly though, Patricia was easy to talk too. Her energy and charisma were contagious. She had a smile that was bright and beautiful. To say she will be missed doesn’t speak the truth. She will be longed for, yearned for, and the deep ache of sorrow will remain constant in our hearts.  She fought so hard to live. She was brave and resilient. The world lost a beautiful soul, but heaven gained a warrior.

Patricia is survived by her husband, Edward; her parents, Robert and Elfrieda Jorgenson; a sister, Tanja (Darrell) Ocana; a brother, James Jorgenson; her children, Tianna (Cale) Bergeron, Robert (Megan Granger) Copeland and Riley (Anna Kelley) Copeland; her six grandchildren, Odin, Adeline, Magnus, Braunn, Alice, and Asher; two nieces, Morgan and Mataya; and a nephew, Manny.

Memorial Service:  1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2022, in the Historic Norman Funeral Home Chapel.
Family Greeting:  One hour prior to the service in the funeral home on Saturday.