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Machinist Mate Second Class Arnold Herman Jurgensen

Machinist Mate Second Class Arnold Herman Jurgensen was born on August 13, 1940 in Andrew, IA and died May 30, 2017 in Sumner, IA.

Arnold Herman Jurgensen entered the United States Navy on December 30, 1959, in Waterloo, IA, served during the Peacetime era and reached the rank of Machinist Mate Second Class before being discharged on December 14, 1963 in U.S.S. Newport News, Norfolk, VA.

Arnold Herman Jurgensen served again in the United States Navy and reached the rank of Machinist Mate Second Class before being discharged May 24, 1968 in USS Oriskany, San Francisco, CA.

Arnold Herman Jurgensen is buried at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Sumner, Iowa and can be located at

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Release Date: May 30, 2080.


Arnold H. Jurgensen, 76, of Sumner, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017, Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner after a courageous battle with cancer.

A Graveside Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery in Sumner with military rites conducted by Thomas E. Woods Post #223, American Legion of Sumner. A public visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday June 2, 2017, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner.

Arnold Herman, son of Herman and Adela (Schroder) Jurgensen was born August 13, 1940, in Andrew, Iowa. He received his early education in the Andrew Schools prior to the family moving to Sumner in the early 1950’s. Arnold continued his education in the Sumner Schools graduating from Sumner High School in 1958. He continued his education at Upper Iowa University in Fayette. Arnold honorably served in the United States Navy from 1960 prior to being honorably discharged in 1968. On May 28, 1968, he was united in marriage with Morie Iha in Galena, Illinois. The couple made their home in Sumner. Arnold worked at John Deere & Company for twenty-six years and Nestle for ten years. He enjoyed gardening, flowers, fishing, hunting, and photography.

In addition to his wife, Morie of Sumner, Arnold is survived by three sons, David Jurgensen of Dunkerton, Andy (Dawn) Jurgensen of Sumner, Tony (Corrine) Jurgensen of Orlando, Florida; two step-daughters, Yulan (Bruce) Blumhagen of Rossville, Georgia and Cybele (Jeff) Steen of Lawrenceville, Georgia; seventeen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Wayne (June) Jurgensen of Sumner; and one sister, Dorothy Mangan of Sumner.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lyle and Roger Jurgensen; and one great-granddaughter, Mariah Wright.

The family would like to thank the first responders at SEMS, the employees at Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner, and Unity-Point Hospice for their professional and wonderful care they provided for Arnold and his family during this difficult time.

“Arnold H. Jurgensen,” Becker-Milnes Funeral Services & Rettig Funeral Home, accessed July 5, 2018. http://www.beckermilnesrettig.com/rbeard.html.