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Ken ‘Nick’Jorgenson

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

nick obitNick Jorgenson, 61, of Duvall, died suddenly of a heart attack on June 17, 2013.

 Nick was born on April 19, 1952 to Kenneth Nicholas Jorgenson and Mary Lou Maxine Thompson-Jorgenson in Kirkland, Washington. He was the oldest of 6 children.

He graduated from Inglemoor High School in Bothell in 1971. He married Diana Nelson in 1973 and divorced in 1986. His first daughter, Nicol, was born in 1974. His second daughter, Rita, was born in 1977.

Nick married his wife, Beth, on the day before his birthday in 2007, saying it was so he would never forget their anniversary! They enjoyed going to concerts together, golfing, and spending time with the grandkids.

Nick worked in the construction industry for his entire life. He was often quoted as saying, “I did that job” all over King and Snohomish County.  
Nick impacted the lives of everyone he knew, often referring to new friends as “Chief.” He made everyone he met feel as if they were his best friend. He loved going to concerts, golfing, mowing the lawn while rocking out, and his annual trips to Lake Alta, Conconully, and the Omak Stampede. 

More than anything, he loved his daughters and his grandchildren, Taylar, Mason and Drew, never missing a sporting event or birthday.  He was proud of all of them and was always cheering the loudest on the sidelines.

Nick is survived by his wife, Beth, daughter Nicol Petersen and her fiance’ Trevor Freeman, daughter Rita Torkelson and her husband Jake, step-children Nick, Tana and Ryan, and grandchildren Taylar Fitzpatrick and Mason and Drew Torkelson. He is also survived by his brother, Butch, and sisters, Kim and Robin, and their families in Minnesota, as well as his lifelong buddies, Pat and Dale “Snooks” George.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lou, father Ken, brothers Tracy and Chuck, and his beloved grandmother, Thelma.

He touched the lives of everyone he met and will be remembered for his  positive attitude, his smile and laugh, his long hair and beard, and the love he had for his family.
A celebration of his life will be held at his home on Sunday, July 7 at noon.

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