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Timothy L. Jorgensen

June 19, 1946 October 13, 2019
Timothy L. Jorgensen
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Timothy L. Jorgensen, age 73, of River Forest, veteran U.S. Air Force, Vietnam; beloved husband of Nancy nee Boggess; loving father of Kari and Erik Jorgensen; dear brother of Nancy and Duane (Launa) and the late Jack (the late Vann) Jorgensen; devoted son in law of Ann and the late Thomas Boggess; dear brother in law of Thomas (Sandy) Boggess; fond uncle and friend of many. Tim owned the Jorgensen Insurance Agency in Berwyn, IL for over 40 years and retired in 2015. Visitation 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday October 20 at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park where services will be held on Monday, October 21 at 11 a.m. Interment Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst. In lieu of flowers, donations to Answers in Genesis ( or Village Church of Oak Park, PO Box 501 Oak Park, IL 60303 ( are appreciated.

Tim grew up in Stevensville, MI and was a graduate of Lakeshore HS. Living on Lake Michigan he enjoyed many summers on Glenlord Beach as well as fishing trips to MN with his aunt and uncle. After high school he moved to Chicago, IL where he attended college and worked full time for a mortgage company in the Chicago Loop. During that time he was drafted into the Vietnam war. Following his service in the Air Force he began his career in the insurance industry and owned The Jorgensen Insurance Agency for the next 44 years.

He met Nancy in 1974 on a ski trip and they were married in 1977. Together they continued to enjoy ski trips, sailing, and playing tennis with many friends at the River Forest Tennis Club. Tim always had a love for fishing and took annual fishing trips to Canada with his son, Erik, where they caught many Northern Pike. As a family they took annual ski trips to the upper peninsula of MI until Kari's tennis coaches advised her to stop. LOL

Tim came to know the Lord as a child through an invitation to a local church. In his mid thirties, he became passionate about the Biblical account of creation and the book of Genesis, as they set the foundation of his faith. He was on the speaking board of the Midwest Creation Society and was invited to speak at many Chicago area schools. Tim would take Kari and Erik on fossil hunting trips as children and was an avid supporter and participant with Answers in Genesis and its founding of the Creation Museum in KY. He served as a deacon at Westchester Bible Church, where he and Nancy were married, before joining Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park where he taught multiple classes on creation science. Tim and Nancy were most recently members of Village Church in Oak Park where Tim developed several friendships including his Tuesday morning mens breakfast meetings.

When Kari and Erik were in high school Tim and Nancy built a summer/retirement home with beautiful views of Lake Michigan near the town where Tim grew up. He spent many summers at this home relaxing on the beach, boating, fishing, and entertaining friends from across the country.

Hobbies earlier in life included drawing cartoons and painting, as well as playing the guitar. While his golf game and the Chicago Bears tried his patience and temper, he had a kind and easy going spirit. If you knew Tim, he was always telling a joke and found joy in making others smile and laugh. While he will be missed greatly on this earth, we celebrate his life and rejoice that he is now in heaven chatting it up with Adam and Noah from the Bible and telling jokes to all he encounters.

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2:00 PM 10/20/2019 2:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/20/2019 7:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Funeral Service




11:00 AM 10/21/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/21/2019 12:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Mt. Emblem Cemetery Final Resting Place

520 E. Grand Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126

520 E. Grand Ave Elmhurst 60126 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Answers in Genesis

2800 Bullittsburg Church Road
Petersburg, KY 41080

Village Church of Oak Park

PO Box 501
Oak Park, IL 60303

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