Josephine Kay Rienert was born on April 3, 1932 in Cherokee, IA to Frank and Wilhelmia (Redder) Rienert, the 12th of 13 children. She attended Maryhill Country School and graduated from Quimby High School in 1949 in a class of 22 students.
Josephine met Warren Jurgensen while roller skating. They married in 1951 in Vermillion, SD and moved to Sioux Falls and started their Family. Josephine had many different jobs, from a waitress at the Colonial House in Sioux Falls to a meat wrapper at the Piggly Wiggly. Josephine also was the dining room Manager at Perkins on North Cliff for Many years. A job she truly enjoyed. She was the bookkeeper at Survall Towel before retiring in 1990.
Some of her favorite pastimes in her younger years was Bowling with Warren, and later in retirement, she was on a Senior Bowling team. Many evenings she would be crocheting a blanket while watching T.V. She loved to go fishing and being outdoors. After Warren passed away in January of 2000, she enjoyed riding to church with her sister, Tina, until they
moved to assisted living facilities.
After she began calling Good Samaritan Village her home in 2021, she enjoyed playing Bingo 2x per week and she always looked forward to her Sunday Burger King milkshake while video chatting with her youngest son, Mark, and his wife, Marilyn, in Florida.
Josephine fought hard the last few years battling many health issues, but was so thankful for the little things in life like being outside in her wheelchair enjoying the sunshine and watching her beloved squirrel come and eat at her feeder.
Jo and Waren raised 6 children in Sioux Falls, Rita, Linda, Diana, Mike, Jill and Mark. Their children blessed them with 7 grandchildren, Stacey, Patrick, Racheal, Shannon, Bryne, Jerrid and Megan; who in turn gave 8 great grandchildren to them, the youngest being 9 months old Liylah.
Josephine was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Warren Jurgensen; her mother and father; all 12 siblings; a daughter, Linda; and her grandson, Patrick Herried.
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