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Roy Lee Jurgensen 1923 - 2011
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Roy Lee Jurgensen, 88, died Nov. 24 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 27, 1923, in Barton County, the son of Fred H. and Alma W. (Schuster) Jurgensen. He married Eunice Mae Davidson on May 16, 1951, at Great Bend. She died Sept. 1, 1980. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was road maintenance foreman for Barton County Highway Department for 41 years, retiring in 1987.

Mr. Jurgensen was a U.S. Army veteran, serving with the 71st Infantry Division during World War II.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3111, American Legion Argonne Post 180, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 646, all of Great Bend.

Survivors include two sons, Scott Jurgensen of Great Bend, and Perry Jurgensen and wife Betty of Salina; one grandson, Zachary Jurgensen; and two granddaughters, Desirae Gruber and Amanda Mayfield. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Lester Wilhelm Jurgensen, Howard Frederick Jurgensen, Melvin Merlyn Jurgensen and Glenn E. Jurgensen; two sisters, Mabel Emilie Ankerholz and one infant sister; and one grandson, John Scott Gruber.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend with the Rev. James A. Strasen officiating. Interment will be at the Great Bend Cemetery, with military rites by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 7-8 p.m., Monday, at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorial donations to the American Heart Association or Trinity Lutheran Church may be made in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home*

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS 67530

(620) 793-3525

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Nov. 27, 2011