Daniel Joergensen

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Daniel William “Danny” Joergensen, 80, of Belleville, IL, born October 19, 1942, in East St. Louis, IL, died Monday, May 8, 2023, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

 Mr. Joergensen worked as a steam turbine repair specialist for 20 years and as a welding tech teacher. He was a United States Navy Vietnam veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the VFW riders, the Knights of Columbus Council #1028, and the Vietnam Vets Chapter 269. Danny was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, an avid golfer, and crew chief of a dirt racing team.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Agnes, nee Murphy, Joergensen; a stepdaughter, Lisa Patterson; and many brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Judith, nee Hoffmann, Joergensen, whom he married on August 15, 1986; two daughters, Robin Joergensen and Kimberlie Joergensen; a stepdaughter, Sonya Edmondson; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Peter Joergensen, Jr; and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, or to any disabled veterans organization. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2023, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. A Knights of Columbus Chalice Service followed by a Vietnam Veterans Ritual will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2023, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Michael Arockiam officiating.

A procession will leave at 9:45 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2023, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a 10:30 a.m. burial with military honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

 

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11 Comments on Daniel Joergensen

Ed Barbier said : Guest Report May 31, 2023 at 3:27 PM

Dan and I attended St Philip School in East St Louis. He was kind, cheerful and a good friend. We reconnected later as adults and he was still kind, cheerful and a good friend. I offer my sympathy to his family. May he rest in peace. I will miss him.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Joseph DiGiovanni said : Guest Report May 14, 2023 at 9:36 AM

We have another warrior in Heaven. Dan's kindness and generosity serve as an example for us all. I wish my brother Knight peaceful roads to ride on his Harley, and no ten pins left on the heavenly lanes. Godspeed brother, and may God's healing grace be with Judy, Pete and the whole family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Ramona McCullen said : Guest Report May 13, 2023 at 6:55 AM

Uncle Danny was a really great guy, he will be missed. My sympathy and prayers go out to the family. Ride with the Angel's Uncle

  • New Baden
  • IL
Betty Gjerswald said : Guest Report May 12, 2023 at 1:18 PM

So sorry to hear Dan passed. He was a great guy. Had a lot of fun with him on the cruise. He was always smiling and telling jokes. Prayers to you and family. Much love (Branson sister)

  • Hudson
  • FL
Michele Thomas said : Guest Report May 12, 2023 at 8:11 AM

Judy Sorry to hear about Dan. My condolences to you and family we will keep you all in prayers.

  • St Jacob
  • Illinois
Marquita Buss said : Guest Report May 11, 2023 at 9:49 PM

Judy I was so sorry to hear about Dan. He was a very nice man. I know how you feel I will keep you in my heart and prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Pamela Schulze said : Guest Report May 11, 2023 at 4:17 PM

I’m so sorry for your loss. Uncle Danny was one of the kindest persons I’ve ever known & funniest. He was a true salt of the earth. Much love & prayers

  • Foley
  • Missouri
Shirley Wiechert said : Guest Report May 10, 2023 at 6:49 PM

Judy, I am so sorry for your loss. Dan was one great guy. He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him. But I guess God had a greater plan for him. I am sure he will have everyone smiling in Heaven.

  • smithton
  • Illinois
Ken Diekemper said : Guest Report May 10, 2023 at 3:29 PM

I will miss Dan a lot as a bowling and golf team mate. Sorry Judy I am on vacation and not able to attend any services. To the family please accept my deepest sympathy to a very kind and loving man Dan has always shown towards me

  • Belleville
  • IL
Betty creamer hill said : Guest Report May 09, 2023 at 6:08 PM

I meet Dan thru bowling he was a very nice person so sorry for you lost Judy . Prayers for you and your family

  • Ofallon
  • Mo
Karen Fieker said : Guest Report May 09, 2023 at 2:51 PM

Dan was one terrific guy. Going to miss him..

  • Belleville
  • Il

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