Loren Edward Jessen, 69, of Baxter, passed away after a 16-year battle from Parkinson’s Disease on July 18 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
A visitation was held July 22 at Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care in Baxter, with a funeral service immediately following.
Burial will take place in the Union Cemetery in Pomeroy at 1 p.m. July 25.
Loren was born on June 15, 1951, to Frank and Viola (Dose) Jessen in Sioux City. As a kid, he was always his dad’s right-hand man.
He grew up in Climbing Hill and Cedar Falls, until the family moved to Fort Dodge. Loren graduated from Fort Dodge High School with the class of 1969.
He met the love of his life, Sylvia Schoon, in Fort Dodge. After school, Loren relocated to Scranton and began working with his dad.
He married Sylvia at the Lutheran Church in Glidden on Aug. 1, 1971. The couple ran a Polaris Dealership and a restaurant in Scranton until Loren began working as a machinist in Jefferson. In 1993, the family relocated to Baxter and Loren began working at Maytag. In 2005, he retired from Maytag.
Loren loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them. He also enjoyed tinkering, manufacturing things, camping, Minnesota Vikings football, softball, working on his house and anything Cub Cadet.
Those left to cherish his loving memory are his wife, Sylvia Jessen, of Baxter; sons Daniel (Tracy) Jessen, of Baxter, and David Jessen, of Baxter; mother Viola Jessen; grandchildren Heather, Holly, Bailey, Riley, Drake and Beau; many great-grandchildren; siblings Larry (Alisha) Jessen, Leon Jessen, Lyle Jessen and Lonnie Jessen; sister-in-law Cindy (Steven Swenson) Lange; many nieces, nephews and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank; sisters Lila Jessen and Linda Eads.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care has been entrusted with the care of Loren and his family.