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1 of 11 | Posted by: Nadine Martin - Fort Wayne, IN

“We are so sorry to hear of your family's loss. Freddie was such an amazing woman, and so beloved in our community. The entire Jorgensen family is in...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Tom and Laura Salzer - Fort Wayne, IN

“Jay & Sue:So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I always remember how pleasant and good natured she was even when, as a kid, I would wander by her...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Kevin O'Malley - Auburn, IN

“Jay,thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Gina Peebles - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dear Jay, Jane, Susan, Ben and Jorgensen Family, Dan and I want to extend our sincere condolences on the passing of your wonderful mother,...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Vicki and Dan Churchward - IN

“We often saw Freddie walking past our house with great determination. She was an inspiration to her neighbors in Covington Lake. Poor weather never...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Anil, Rosemary, Alex and Neil Bansal - IN

“To the Jorgensen family, sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother/Grandmother.. Prayers for the family. While I didn't spend much time visiting...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Ross Fulton - Bitely, MI

“Jay, Jane, Susan and Alice, my deepest symphony in hearing of the loss of your mother. I remember those yummy sandwiches that she made us after...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Freddie was a member of our church for 59 years. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, and those whose lives she touched.With our sympathy...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Nancy Gerow - Fort Wayne, IN

“May you rest in peace FREDDIE ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: BRUCE PFEIFFER - FORT WAYNE, IN

“I do not know your dear Mother, or your family... but when I saw that she was 103, and that it was a long 'story' of her life.... I just wanted you...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Anne Richards Sherbondy - IN


Winifred "Freddie" Jorgensen died peacefully at her Maravilla home in Santa Barbara, California on August 12, 2017. She was 103 years, 8 months, and 19 days old. Born on November 24, 1913 in Minot, North Dakota, her birth name was Winifred Mae Bakeman. Freddie's family had long roots in North America. Her great, great, great, great grandfather, Daniel Frederick Bakeman, was the last surviving soldier of the Revolutionary War. Her father was William Lucien Bakeman, Captain of the Minot Police Department; her mother, Minnie Pamelia Bakeman, was active in the Women's Relief Corps, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Degree of Honor. Freddie's early years were marked with a lifelong association with "The Gerties," a group of young women from Minot. Just out of high school, this sewing and social circle began. As the years went on and some members moved, they continued to be in touch with a communal letter they called a "Round Robin." The letter began with one person writing and sending news on; the next added to it; with the last entry, a new one began. This communication continued for years and years. As 2015, the last of the other " Gerties" died; now there are none. In North Dakota, she met the love of her life on a blind date--Ove Woodrow Jorgensen. They married on December 24, 1939 and began a life of devotion and committed partnership. Their marriage lasted more than 64 years. Ove's career, supported thoroughly by Freddie, took them to homes in Toledo, Ohio and Royal Oak, Michigan and Fort Wayne, Indiana. They enjoyed the Michigan woodlands and developed two treasured places-the first on the Pere Marquette River and the second property outside Branch, Michigan. With retirement, they spent the winter months at a Thunderbird Country Club home in Rancho Mirage, California. With arrival in Fort Wayne in 1956, Freddie took up golf and played for forty years. While she was never a low scorer, she was consistent and dedicated. She played in tournaments at two country clubs of which she and Ove were members: the Fort Wayne Country Club and the Thunderbird Country Club. A hole-in-one is a big achievement among golfers: Freddie achieved two. Throughout her life, Freddie was a devoted seamstress. She made dresses and coats for herself in the early years of marriage as well as costumes later for her two children-Peter Pan, bunnies, pirates, gypsies, Davy Crocket, Mrs. Santa Claus and more. She excelled with Pedi point, rugs, and needlepoint. Her intricate needlepoints are varied in subject and treasured by friends and family. Freddie was preceded in death by Ove who died shortly after his 90th birthday in 2005. She is survived by Susan Jorgensen and her wife Alice Gillaroo of Santa Barbara, California; Jay Jorgensen and his wife Jane of Syracuse, Indiana; grandson Ben Jorgensen of San Francisco California; granddaughter Molly Jorgensen and her husband Nick Stevens of Winetka, Illinois and their son Ove Nicholas Jorgensen-Stevens-a great grandson for Freddie. Freddie recently said that she felt her longevity was because she was always surrounded by good and loving people. She has enjoyed the friendship of many and the devotion of family. Her last years were especially blessed by the loving care of her support team lead by Linda Macias. Freddie's family is forever grateful to Linda, Lola Zaragosa, Sylvia Pereyra , Melly Valdez, Kathy Mata, Margaret Garcia, and Theresa Solis. And on her last day, she was surrounded by good, loving people. Services are 10:30 am, Monday, August 21, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd, with calling one hour prior. Calling also Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Freddie's name may be made to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation or Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com