Cover photo for Judy Jorgensen's Obituary
Judy Jorgensen Profile Photo
1942 Judy 2012

Judy Jorgensen

April 2, 1942 — October 6, 2012

Judy A. Jorgensen, 70, passed away peacefully in her sleep, at home on October 6, 2012. Judy was born on April 2, 1942 to Hillard and Hilda (Rehlender) Walbrun in Appleton.

She attended St Mary's Catholic Church and school in Menasha and graduated in 1960. On June 23, 1962 she was united in marriage to Hal Jorgensen and together they celebrated 50 years with a family trip to Mexico. Judy was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was always there to support her family during their activities with her cow bell. She was a stay at home mom until she became the Director of Instruction for the Appleton Pools, and it was her passion to teach children to swim. After that she worked at various clerical positions until her retirement in 1997. Judy was an active and outdoors person, she loved boating, fishing, gardening and spending time in northern Wisconsin for 22 years. She was also active in the Girl Scouts as a child and a leader with her daughter later in life. She was an officer in the Friendship Boat Club and enjoyed many trips on the Mississippi and across Lake Michigan. Judy was also a great wife and mom and a wonderful cook and the time we spent with her will always be treasured.

Judy is survived by her husband Hal, three children; Connie (Dan) Schmidt, of Neenah, Kevin (Becky) Jorgensen, of Plover, and Scott (Ellen) Jorgensen of Appleton, three grandchildren; Eric, Kate and Rachel, a sister-in-law, Pat Walbrun, a nephew and Godson, Steve Walbrun and a niece Debbie Wolf, other relatives and many special friends.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers; Mike and Dave Walbrun.

The funeral liturgy will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 11:30 at ST. BERNADETTE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2331 E. Lourdes Dr. with Fr. Donald Zuleger officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Wednesday October 10, 2012 from 4:00 until 8:00 PM at the Wichmann Funeral Home and on Thursday from 10:30 until the time of the mass at the church. Internment will be in the Riverside Cemetery. A memorial fund will be established in her name. A thank you to all the friends and neighbors for all their help, care, concern and support over the last years.

Honey, You looked so peaceful that last morning we had together, no more pain, no more wondering, what is going to happen next! You're home with God, mom and dad and your brothers Dave and Mike. Grow your wings and I'll be coming some day and be with you forever. I love you, Love always Hal.

Mom, I am who I am today because of you. You taught me so much I can't even begin to thank you. I am so proud of you and how you persevered through many difficult times the last five years. I miss you so much and will never forget your smile! Rest in peace mom until we meet again, I love you mom, Connie

Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior St
Appleton, WI 54911

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Judy Jorgensen, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Upcoming Services


Monday, October 10, 2022

4:00 - 8:00pm

Send Flowers

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Starts at 11:30am

Send Flowers

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 7

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree