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Orval Gene Jamtgaard

Orval (Gene) Jamtgaard, 81, West Plains, Missouri, passed away December 15, 2021, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.


Per Gene’s will and specific wishes there will be no funeral or celebration of life service. Gene was born November 5, 1940 in Iowa and grew up in Crystal Lake Iowa. He graduated in 1958 and is still friends with many of his classmates. He served in the United States Navy on the USS Independence from 1959-1963. He started employment in 1966 with Interstate Power Company in Mason City, Iowa and retired after 32 years. Gene and his wife, Jan, moved to West Plains in 2008. Gene enjoyed his time doing wood working projects; some he sold, but most were given to family, friends, and businesses in the West Plains community. His favorite time of year was Christmas when he gave out new ornaments he made throughout the year. Gene was very active in the military organizations in West Plains. He had a giving heart and will be missed.


Memorial contributions may be made to any Veteran’s organization and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at