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Robert "Bob" Jorgensen

December 17, 1947 January 30, 2019
Robert "Bob" Jorgensen
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Obituary for Robert "Bob" Jorgensen

Robert “Bob” H. Jorgensen was born on December 17, 1947 in Lansing, Michigan. Bob embraced eternal life on January 30, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Bob was the first of four sons of Mary Lou and Robert Jorgensen. His parents met at a neighborhood house fire. Little did they know then, their son Bob would eventually serve thirty years, as a firefighter paramedic, achieving rank of lieutenant. As a child, Bob enjoyed spending time with his grandparents at their cabin. He spent hours building tree forts in the woods. The building skills he developed there, catapulted him into a lifetime of building projects.

After high school, Bob served in the army and became a lieutenant. He was stationed in Germany. Bob enjoyed traveling across Europe, wrestling and coaching on the army team. Upon discharge from the army, Bob continued wrestling at Ferris State University. It was there that he met his beloved wife Clare. Recently they celebrated their 45th anniversary. Bob’s favorite pastimes were camping with his family, enjoying God’s majestic cathedrals in nature. He was an encourager and cheerleader for his three children, and two grandchildren, in whatever they chose to pursue. Our world was brighter, happier and larger than life, because of Bob’s smile and fun nature. He was a friend to all and enemy to none.

Bob is survived by his mother Mary Lou, wife Clare (Callaghan), his children Rob, Brigetta and Beth, grandchildren Caleb and Caden, brothers Mike, Jim, and Jeff, multiple in-laws and nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his father Robert Jorgensen.

Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Roads) Sunday, February 10th, 2-7pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church, 630 Harmon Street, Birmingham, Monday, February 11th at 10am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30am. Burial will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan.

As a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, friend and citizen, Bob was always the Good Samaritan. Continuing in that spirit we ask anyone interested in making a donation please consider the following: Salvation Army, 26175 Southfield, Southfield, Michigan 48076 or Levine Dickson Hospice House at Aldersgate, 3211 Bishops Way Lane, Suite 1000, Charlotte, North Carolina 28215.


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