Warren G. Jorgenson, Sgt USMC (Ret)

Warren G. Jorgenson, Sgt USMC (Ret)

March 15, 1921 – June 1, 2020

Warren G. Jorgenson, Sgt USMC (Ret), 99, passed away in Omaha, NE on June 1, 2020. He was a proud United States Marine in the 4th Marine Regiment and served in the “Island Hopping” Campaigns in World War II.

(Ret) Sgt Jorgenson was born on March 15, 1921 in Bertram, IA to Rudolph and Bertha Jorgenson.  Included in his service as a United States Marine, he spent more than three years as a Prisoner of War (POW) in the Philippines and Japan.  For his service, injuries and heroism, he was awarded the Purple Heart and Medal of Valor.  He drafted two memoirs during his lifetime titled “Daisies and Dandelions” and “The Expendable Garrison”.

He is survived by his children: Larry (Karon) Jorgenson of Seal Beach, CA, Gary (Chom) Sampson of Madison, AL, Kathy Loncke of Omaha, NE, Gary Jorgenson of Gladstone, OR, Lorraine (Tom) Peterson of Archdale, NC and Loren (Vicki) Jorgenson of Omaha, NE.  He is additionally survived by daughters-in-law Merna Sampson of Omaha, NE and Trish Jorgenson of Redmond, OR.  Warren Jorgenson also leaves behind seventeen grandchildren and thirty-one great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his wives Louise, Betty, Janice, and his beloved Ruth Jones-Harrison; his sons, Doug Jorgenson and Virgil Sampson and his daughter, Linda Johnson.

Due to Covid-19 concerns, there will be no viewings, however a small ceremony will take place at Heafey, Hoffmann, Dworak, and Cutler’s West Center Chapel on July 11, 2020 at 11:00 with the burial immediately following.

Funeral Service Link: https://boxcast.tv/view/warren-jorgenson-lhdjnhjpxxldb5ndboiq




  • Lawrence Jorgenson Posted June 7, 2020 9:43 pm

    Love you dad! See you with Jesus.

  • Sheryl Concannon Posted June 10, 2020 7:05 pm

    My sincere condolences. What an incredible human being. I only met him once. My husband, Shawn Concannon (48 STARS) and I took him to dinner a few years ago. I have pictures from that dinner, Oh the stories and quite the flirtatious gentleman. This breaks my heart. He and Shawn are no doubt up in heaven talking more stories. Bless you all. We are viewing a draft version of the film now with plans for its completion by end of the year to be released in 2021.

  • Lisa Jorgenson Posted June 10, 2020 8:56 pm

    RIP Grandpa! You were a hero and a warrior like my Dad your son Doug.

  • John T and Mary Hanifin Posted June 12, 2020 6:58 pm

    Mary and I are so sorry for the loss of your father. Gary and I have been friends since childhood. I didn’t know your dad personally but he sounds like a remarkable guy. Thank you for his service to our country. We wish you comfort and peace during this sad time. May your father’s memory be a blessing to you.

  • Joan Barnett Posted July 10, 2020 8:53 pm

    We first met Warren while living at Ridgewood Retirement Community in Bennington. Warren’s demeanor led us to learn more about his life and heroism serving our country. His memoir, “The Expendable Garrison”, drew us even closer to him. Warren was a beautiful Man.

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