Jorgen Urup, 93, of Vermillion, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the Wakonda Heritage Manor Avera in Wakonda.
Jorgen was born in Gudumholm, Denmark on Dec. 24, 1919 to Peter and Elna (Jensen) Urup. Jorgen married Ruth Moenster in 1950, and immigrated to the USA in 1957 to be with his brothers. Jorgen worked as a carpenter, and often put in long days. He also liked to hunt and fish.
He is survived by his son, Niels; and daughter, Elna; both of Denmark and many cousins in Denmark and in South Dakota.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion with burial of ashes following in the Bluffview Cemetery in Vermillion. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society. hansenfuneralhome.com.