Caleb M. Jurgens Oct. 22, 2007 – May 21, 2023

Caleb M. Jurgens

      Caleb M. Jurgens, 15, of Hopkinton, Iowa passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2023, from injuries sustained in a MVA (motor vehicle accident) near Hopkinton.

    Visitation for Caleb was held from 2 to 8 p.m., on Friday, May 26, 2023, at Reiff Funeral Home in Dyersville, Iowa, where a scripture wake service was held at 2 p.m. 

    A Mass of Christian Burial for Caleb was held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Hopkinton with Rev. Paul Baldwin officiating.  Eucharistic Ministers were Mike and Rosemary Feldmann and Sue Guthrie.  Burial was held in Hopkinton Cemetery in Hopkinton.

    Casketbearers for Caleb were Michael Nefzger, Dustin Smith, Garrett McClain, Jim Torson, Will Jurgens, John Georgen and Eric Williams.

    Caleb was born Oct. 22, 2007 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, son of Eric and Laura Jurgens.  He was a freshman at Monticello High School, where he played football and also participated in FFA.  

    His true passion in life was farming, both during the day and playing farming simulator at night with his friends.  He also enjoyed four wheeling and snowmobiling on guy trips with family and friends.

    He was a member of St. Luke’s Parish in Hopkinton.

    He is survived by his parents, Eric and Laura Jurgens of  Hopkinton; his sister, Avery;  his grandparents, Jerry and Susan Nefzger of Delhi, Kathy Jurgens of Delhi, and Rod Jurgens of Hopkinton; his great-grandparents, Ruth Ann Jurgens of Worthington, and Carl and Betty Sternhagen of Hopkington; aunts and uncles, Abby and Dustin Smith of Dyersville, Michael and Laura Nefzger of Council Bluffs, Lisa and Jim Torson of Lisle, Ill., Lynn Nefzger of Waterloo, and Leann and Garrett McClain of Waterloo.

    He is preceded in death by his great-grandparents, William and Alice Bockenstedt, Elmer and Katherine Nefzger and Richard Jurgens.

    An online video tribute may be viewed and online condolences sent to the family at

    In lieu of flowers and gifts the family prefers memorials be sent to the Caleb M. Jurgens memorial fund at Reiff Funeral Home, P.O. Box 271, Dyersville, IA  52040 or to  F & M Bank, 101 E. Main St., Manchester, Iowa  52057.


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