Timothy James “TJ” Jurgens passed away July 30, 2018 in Fort Hood, Texas.
TJ was born on July 7, 1999 in Effingham. He is survived by his parents Thad and Tommi Jurgens of Golconda; his brothers Hunter (Katie) Jurgens of Jasper, In. and Lane Jurgens of Litchfield; and one sister, Josie Jurgens of Golconda. He is also survived by his grandparents: Carol and John Sheehan of Teutopolis; Tom and Tammy Logsdon of St. Elmo; Greg and Elaine Lilly of Mode; Paul and Doris McConkey of Brownstown; and his great-grandparents, Marilyn Logsdon of St. Elmo and Lydia Hemrich of Effingham.
TJ was preceded in death by his grandfather Harold “Tubby” Jurgens, his uncle Louis Jurgens, great grandfather William “Bill” Logsdon, and great-grandparents Arthur and Ruth Forbes.
TJ was a 2017 graduate of Pope County High School and enlisted in the US Army before graduation. He enjoyed music and drama club in high school, as he loved to make people laugh. No one laughed harder than him, and he was a joy to all he encountered.
TJ loved the Lord. He loved his family and his friends. He loved his church family and kept strong relationships with every church he participated in.
A funeral service was held at 9 a.m. on Friday Aug. 10, 2018 at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville, Pastor Casey Atwell officiating. Visit alyfh.com to leave an online condolence or sign the guest book.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to be made to Pope County High School Music Department, 125 State Highway 146 West, Golconda, IL, 62938.