Ronald Jorgenson
Longtime teacher, track coach
Ronald W. Jorgenson, a longtime teacher and coach at St. Louis area high schools, died Monday (Dec. 25, 2000) of a brain aneurysm at his home in Florissant. He was 52.
For the past 10 years, Mr. Jorgenson taught physical education, health and drivers education at La-due Horton-Watkins High School in the Ladue School District
He previously taught for about 20 years at St. Louis Prep Semi­nary North and St. Louis Prep Seminary South until they closed.
Mr. Jorgenson also coached cross-country and track and field at all three schools.
Mr. Jorgenson graduated with a bachelor's degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, where he participated in track and field. He later earned a master's degree in education from Maryville University in St Louis.
He participated in the Senior Olympics for the past two years, winning a gold medal in javelin and placing in the shot put, discus and weight throw.

Ron Jorgenson
Gold medalist at Senior Olympics

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Ferdinand Church, 1765 Charbonier Road, Floris­sant, with inter­ment at Calvary Cemetery.
Among the survivors are his wife, Diane Mundloch Jorgenson of Florissant; two daughters, Kate and Karin Jorgenson, both of Florissant; a son, Eric Jorgenson of Florissant; two sisters, Jo Ann KinjorsM of Detroit and Kathleen Hurley of Cleveland; and a brother, James Edwards of Detroit.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Eastern Missouri and the Metro-East, 1423 Hanley Industrial Court, St. Louis, Mo. 63144 ; or National Multiple Sclerosis Society Gateway Chapter, 1867 Lackla Hill Parkway, St. Louis, Mo. 6314

 

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