Loren Edward Jessen, 69, of Baxter, Iowa passed away after a 16-year battle from Parkinson's Disease on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 North Main Street, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Baxter, Iowa. His funeral service will immediately follow his visitation and will begin at 7:00 p.m. Burial will take place in the Union Cemetery in Pomeroy, Iowa on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Loren was born on June 15, 1951 to Frank and Viola (Dose) Jessen in Sioux City, Iowa. 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 Ft. 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, Iowa on August 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, IA; sons Daniel (Tracy) Jessen of Baxter, IA and David Jessen of Baxter, IA; mother Viola Jessen; grandchildren Heather, Holly, Bailey, Riley, Drake, and Beau; many great-grandchildren; siblings Larry (Alicia) 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.
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We were saddened to read of your loss, Sylvia. It doesn’t seem like you have been gone from Greene County that long, but I remember when you came to Christ Lutheran. It was good to see “home folk”and to renew our childhood connections. Although we loss track, it was good to catch up in Pomeroy and now we see that is where Loren’s resting place will be. Perhaps we will run into you there! God’s peace be with you and your family during these difficult days. Jan
We have had a lot of good memories with Loren ,Syl and boys on our snowmobile fun days. When your loved one becomes a memory,,that memory becomes a TREASURE. Our prayers are with all of you. Loren will be missed by alot of friends. Your friends. Shirley and Earl Curtis and John Danielson family.
Loren was my good friend .I regret not seeing him more .He was a skilled craftsman and always did quality work .He never complained about anybody .He always took the high road .I will miss him .Best of luck to his wife and 2 boys and there family.sincerely Jeff McKibben