Jerry was called to his heavenly home on Monday, March 30 at Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto at the age of 65 after a brief struggle with brain cancer.
Jerry, was born to Ed and Lucille Jorgensen in Stockton and grew up in Manteca. He lived in the east bay for many years and resided in Ripon the past 24 years. He will be missed by his wife Shirley of Ripon, son Erik (Shannon) Jorgensen of Lafayette, daughter Sandy (Rami) Yanni of Fairfield and four grandchildren, as well as his sister Joyce (John) King of Modesto and brother Jerome (Lisa) Jorgensen of Manteca and many nieces and nephews.
Jerry (Mr. Nipper as he loved to be called) was an outspoken man to the delight of many, and chagrin of some. He loved to make people smile and bring laughter to the room. A true renaissance man, he graduated proudly in the class of ‘73 at UC Berkeley. He had a passion for food, cooking, crafting, wood working and restoration. There was no such thing as junk, just things with yet to be realized potential. Even as his light was dimming he brightened the room with wit and humor, being himself to the end. Although his physical being ended, his presence will be felt in the lives of many and his heavenly body is now in the presence of his Lord and Savior.
Services for Jerry will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 19399 E Hwy 120, Ripon, CA. A Rosary will be held Friday, April 17 at 7:00 pm and a Memorial Mass on Saturday, April 18 at 11:00 am. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, in keeping with Jerry’s love for renovation, donations can be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (maintenance fund), 19399 E Hwy 120, Ripon, CA 95366.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, April 11, 2015