Mary Agnes Jorgensen
May 11, 1942 – July 29, 2013
Agnes Jorgensen of Mukwonago passed away peacefully Monday, July 29,
2013, with her loving family by her side at the age of 71. She was born
May 11, 1942, and grew up and lived in Mukwonago. Mary and Gary recently
celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary.
Mary was the loving wife of Gary Jorgensen; caring mother of Heidi
(Glenn) Shudy and Jeff Jorgensen; and the caring and thoughtful
grandmother of Emily and Ashley Shudy. She is the niece of Marguerite
Pierschalla and Juliette Scherer. Mary is also survived by her siblings,
Gerald Niegelsen, Kathy Dahle, Jeff (Nancy) Weinkauf, Jenny (Rick)
Wagner, Jill (John) Howard, Sonia Halverson, Joe (Nancy) Weinkauf, John
(Donna) Niegelsen and Tim (Carla) Niegelsen, and many nieces, nephews,
and friends. Mary will be missed by all.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Beatrice Driscoll (Niegelsen)
Weinkauf and Warren Niegelsen; her adoptive father, Leland Weinkauf; and
a brother, Jay Weinkauf.
Mary was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was
known for her excellent cooking and baking of cookies and desserts with
her granddaughters around the holidays. Mary enjoyed hand quilting,
gardening and ice skating. Mary was generous in sharing her talents with
her family, friends and granddaughters. She was always there to support
her family and friends. Mary had a great love for her granddaughters and
will always be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother and very dear
Mary was a lifelong member of St. James Church in Mukwonago. She was
involved with the Christian Women, St. James Environmental Committee and
the Mukwonago Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary. She was a longtime
volunteer at Lindengrove Nursing Home until her illness would no longer
allow her to volunteer. Mary was also a proud member of “The Great 8.”
Mary owned The Sewing Basket with her best friend and business partner,
Kathy Waschow, for 30 years.
Mary’s Catholic faith, kindness and generosity will be missed, but
celebrated by all who knew her. The home Mary has returned to is as
heavenly as the home she created here on Earth.
Special thanks to Pro-Health Home Care & Hospice.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug.
1, at St. James Catholic Church, 830 Highway NN East, Mukwonago. The
family will receive friends at the church from 4 p.m. until the time of
the service at the church. Burial will be held at St. Peter’s Cemetery
in East Troy at 10 a.m. Friday.
Memorials to the family are appreciated.
Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving
the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at