Calvin Conrad Juergensen

Calvin Conrad Juergensen was born Feb. 25, 1931 at home near Columbus, Kansas to Conrad A. and Emma C. (Wittfoth) Juergensen. Calvin passed away April 28, 2022 at the age of 91 in Boone. 

When Calvin was three years old, he and his parents moved to rural Churdan. Calvin was baptized in Pittsburg, Kansas. He was a confirmed member of Christ Lutheran Church, Churdan, Iowa on April 14, 1946. Calvin attended country school Highland Township #1 near his home and was a 1949 graduate of the Churdan High School.  He served two years in the Armed Forces, including time in Germany.

Calvin married Erma P. Christiansen on November 27, 1954 at St. John Lutheran Church in Pittsburg, Kansas. They were the parents of four children. Calvin made farming, along with raising livestock, his life career with Erma by his side. He also did custom corn shelling with his dad and brother. Calvin and Erma moved into Churdan in 1993 and they fully retired in 1995. Calvin served as a Highland Township Cemetery trustee, on the council of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, and as a director of the Farmers Coop, now known as Landus.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his infant twin brothers, his daughter Paula Jean in infancy, his son Chris, and his brother Carl (Betty) Juergensen. Left to mourn are his wife Erma, daughter Deb (Rich) Bennett, daughter Dena Dilka, and daughter-in-law Jill (Ray) Hansen; grandchildren Jessica (Derik) See, Cale (Alyssa) Juergensen, Mackenzie (Mitchell) Lewis, Connor (Lindsay) Juergensen, Noah (Mackenzie) Juergensen, Chase Juergensen, Cody Dilka, and Hannah Dilka;  great-grandchildren Bryce Schulte, Brooklynne See, Nora Lewis, Rowen Lewis, Emma Juergensen, and Cade Juergensen.  Also surviving are his sisters-in-law Thelma (Orman, deceased) Wuerdeman, Martha (Galen, deceased) Christiansen, and Edna (Murle, deceased) Lassman. 

Services were arranged by Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home, Jefferson. Funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 2 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Farnhamville. 

Interment and Military Rites were at 2 p.m. Monday, May 2 at Highland Township Cemetery in Churdan. Churdan American Legion Post #198

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