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June 4, 1954 – February 16, 2024

Catherine Ann “Cathy” Jorgenson, age 69, of Buffalo, MN passed away on February 16, 2024 surrounded by her loving family.

Cathy was born June 4, 1954 in Buffalo, MN to Francis and Elnor (Eggersgluss) Doherty where she lived her entire life.

Cathy attended St. Francis Catholic School and graduated from Buffalo High School. On July 1, 1972 she married Tom Jorgenson at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo, MN. Their union was blessed with a son, Darby Thomas, and daughter, Kari Jolene.

Tom and Cathy, along with their son, went on to own Precision Prints in Buffalo, MN.

In 2001, Cathy and Tom purchased a lake home on Mille Lacs and she spent 22 summers with family and friends at this lake home. Including her younger years, Cathy spent a total of 60 summers at Lake Mille Lacs. Nothing brought more joy to her than spending time with her six grandchildren at the lake. Many days at the lake you would find the six grandchildren and all the neighborhood kids swimming, fishing, and playing every game and sport you could think of in the backyard.

Cathy enjoyed cooking, baking, crafting and decorating her home.

Preceded in death by her parents, Francis & Elnor Doherty; brother, Bill; aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends and relatives.

Cathy is survived by husband: Tom; son: Darby (Kari) Jorgenson; daughter: Kari (Todd) Peter; grandchildren: Taylor Peter, Julia Peter, Ella Jorgenson, Marlie Peter, Weston Jorgenson and Reese Peter; and sister, Judy (Jeff) Schweitering.

Thanks to all for being a part of Cathy’s life!

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Catherine “Cathy” Jorgenson will be held on Thursday, February 22nd, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo.   Father Nathaniel Meyers will be the Celebrant.

Entombment St. Francis Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 22nd AT THE CHURCH from 9:30 A.M. until time of Mass.

Urn bearer will be granddaughter, Taylor Peter.

Honorary urn bearers will be grandchildren: Julia Peter, Ella Jorgenson, Marlie Peter, Weston Jorgenson and Reese Peter.



7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Julie Kreitlow Haekenkamp

    Tom and family I was so sorry to hear this. I didn’t know she was sick. We had such good times in high school. We’re all going to miss her.

  2. Arlys and Bill

    I will Miss you forever dear sis in-law! Our love and deepest sympathies to a beautiful family!

  3. Connie (Swanson) Leffew

    Thoughts and prayers to all.

  4. Kay Ottto

    I am sorry to hear this. I thought of her often and the many laughs we had working together. Prayers to all her family.

  5. Chris Buckvold

    So sorry for your loss.
    Cathy was a special “sister” cousin- We will always remember her bright smile and infectious laughter. Hope you find peace & comfort

  6. Mary Young Thompson

    The memories we made together will always be close to my heart. Prayers for all of you during this difficult time. Love you all!

  7. Joanne Ahearn

    So sad to hear this. Remembering growing up with cousin Cathy from grade school, biking around the neighborhood and hanging out through our teen years. Lots of fun memories. Sorry for your loss Tom and family. Prayers and hugs to you.


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