Alan D. “Al” Jergenson, 70 of Jefferson, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020 at his home with his family at his side.
Al was born on April 17, 1950 in Sparta, WI, the son of Bernice and Nona (Teal) Jergenson. He grew up in the Sparta area and graduated from UW-Whitewater in 1976, earning a degree in Administration. Al worked 28 years at Friskies (now Nestle) in Jefferson as a purchaser and retired in 2013. On October 14, 1983, Al married Kathryn Derus in Jefferson. Al loved playing and watching sports. He was a passionate Green Bay Packer fan and looked forward to his yearly golf trip to Tennessee with friends. Al and Kathy enjoyed time spent together in Arizona, even though they were only able to be there 3 years. The couple shot pool often and considered themselves “sharks”. Camping in the Dells was always a highlight with friends. Al was a man of substance. He was a loving husband, a calm and dedicated father, a loyal and true friend – who was always willing to help and had the patience of a saint. Al will be deeply missed.
He is survived by: his wife Kathy Jergenson of Jefferson; children Sara Vernig of Plymouth, MN and Christine (Tom) Messmer of Whitewater; grandchildren Gavin and Breahna Vernig; siblings Bert (Shirley) of Gallatin, TN, Gary (Sam) Heber Springs, AR, and Dann (Jincey) of Langley, WA. Al is also survived by a number of other relatives and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Megan in infancy, and his brother Steven.
The family wishes to extend a sincere thanks to the many staff of Rainbow Hospice Care for the loving care given to Al.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Al’s name to Rainbow Hospice Care would be greatly appreciated.
A private celebration of Al’s life will be held at a later date.
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