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WEST LIBERTY, Iowa = Warren R. Jensen, 83, died Monday, February 9, 2009, at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.

Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. on Friday, February 13, 2009, at the Bethany Lutheran Church, West Branch. Burial will be at the West Branch Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2009, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home, West Branch.

Warren was born on December 6, 1925, in West Branch, the son of W.O. and Ella Jensen.

He graduated from West Branch High School in 1943. Warren served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Essex during World War II.

He married Marie Myers on August 9, 1949, in Cedar Rapids. They farmed in the West Branch, West Liberty area.

He was a member of the West Branch American Legion and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in West Liberty.

He enjoyed having coffee and telling war stories. He also kept an interest in farming. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife: Marie Jensen of West Liberty; two sons, Bob Jensen and wife, Betty, and Ron Jensen and wife, Rhonda, all of West Liberty; a sister, Thelma Aldeman of Iowa City; five grandchildren, Jackie Buysse and husband, Andy, of West Liberty, Emily Wilson and husband, Steve, of Cedar Rapids, Megan Zalzala and husband, Jens, of Los Angeles, California, Wade Jensen of Brooklyn, New York, and Kirsten Jensen of West Liberty; four great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Sophie, and Madison Buysse and Reese Wilson; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Orvald Jensen and a sister, Esther Weismann.
WEST BRANCH, Iowa - Esther F. Jensen, 99, formerly of West Branch, died Friday November 7, 2008, at the Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City, where she had lived for more than 22 years.

She had deeded her body to The University of Iowa for medical research. Arrangements for a memorial service are pending. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Iowa City Hospice or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Esther was born on June 8, 1909, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the second of eight children of Jessie Blackburn and Howard Townsend Jones. As a young girl, she moved to Iowa when her father became a teacher at Scattergood Friends School, two miles east of West Branch, and the family settled on a farm nearby.
A lifelong Quaker, she attended the West Branch public schools, then graduated from Westtown School, a Friends boarding school near Philadelphia, where the Jones children were educated. She later graduated from Cedar Rapids Business College and worked for a time in Iowa City.

It was when she returned to Iowa after Westtown that she met her future husband, a Danish immigrant who had come to work for her father.

She married Oswald E. Jensen on March 12, 1930, in a Quaker ceremony on the Jones farm. After marriage, they farmed together for 42 years until her husband’s death in 1972, all but one of those years on a farm about a mile from where she had grown up. After his death, she continued to live alone on the farm until 1986, when she moved to Oaknoll.

She was a member of the Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative), a former member of the Scattergood School Committee, and a 50-plus-year member of the Centerdale, Iowa, Woman’s Club.

She is survived by a son, Dwight Jensen and wife, Patricia, of Iowa City; a daughter Virginia Gritton and husband, Earl, of Madison, Wisconsin; two sisters, Ruth Newlin of Johnston and Elinor Cloe of Davenport; six grandchildren, Kimberly Jensen of Nampa, Idaho, Julia Schwarz of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Dirk Jensen of Shorewood, Wisconsin, Allison Gritton of Madison, Wisconsin, Bruce Gritton of Marengo, Scott Gritton of Westfield, Wisconsin; and nine great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and two sisters.
WALCOTT, Iowa - Florence L. Jensen, 81, of Walcott, died Sunday, June 3, 2007, at Kahl Home in Davenport.

The Rev. Charles Mills will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by Anita Sundin and Rick Sundin, Jr.

Serving as pallbearers are Corey Hagen, Curtis Hagen, Joshua Hagen, Gabriel Hagen, Justin Hagen, Dylan Hagen, Chase Hagen, Jerry Reimers and James Reimers.

Internment will take place at the Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Blue Grass Presbyterian Church, the Walcott Senior Citizens or the Walcott Fire Department.

Mrs. Jensen was born July 19, 1925, to Ernest and Effie (Houvenagle) Fick in Muscatine County.

She married Elvin C. Jensen Sept. 29, 1943, in New Era. He preceded her in death April 5, 2007.

She farmed with her husband for 25 years in Scott County, retiring in 1980.

Together they owned and operated Jensen's Cafe in Rock Island in the1940s.

She was a member of the Walcott Senior Citizens. She loved helping people and was recognized by the State of Iowa in 2001 for her volunteer efforts.

Above all, she loved spending time with her family.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her daughter, Sharyl and her husband, Mark Poppe, of Davenport; her son-in-law, David Baugher of Davenport; three grandchildren, Kevin Baugher, Kara Poppe and Steven Poppe; her sister, Irene Moseley of Muscatine; and her brother, Orville Fick of Muscatine.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter, Karen Baugher; and her sisters, Viola Wedekind and Doris Fick.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Margaret E. Jensen, 98, of Muscatine died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at Lutheran Homes.

Burial will be in Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Pastor Mary Jo Maass will officiate. Memorials may be directed to the Zion Lutheran Church, Lutheran Homes or Genesis Hospice in memory of Margaret

Casketbearers will be her grandsons, Jeffrey Boldt, Paul Boldt, Jonathon Boldt, Daniel Klebe and Jay Tiecke. Honorary Casketbearers will be her granddaughters, Pamela Cubbage, Janine Clark, Vickie Fisher, Lori Ulch and Beth Mason.

Mrs. Jensen was born on July 30, 1908, in Muscatine, the daughter of Levi Perry and Emma Ella (Smith) Odell. On April 28, 1928, she was united in marriage to Walter Jensen in Davenport. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and dearly loved spending time with her children and many grandchildren.

he will be deeply missed by her three daughters, Norma Jean Boldt and her husband, Richard, of Wilton, Carol Spagnuolo and her husband, Adolph of North Olmsted, Ohio and Margaret Tiecke of Muscatine; one sister, Leona Gray of Muscatine; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter, in 1996; four sisters, Effie Rock, Lucy McKnight, Wilma Maher and Irene Miller; one brother, Levi O'Dell and one son-in-law Dean Tiecke.
E. Maxine Jensen

Graveside services: 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, West Branch Cemetery.

E. Maxine Jensen, 87, Muscatine, formerly of West Branch, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, at Lutheran Homes, Muscatine, after an extended illness.

The Rev. Marty Jacobson will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lutheran Homes, Muscatine. Henderson-Barker Funeral Home, West Branch, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Jensen was born Jan. 25, 1919, in Monticello, the daughter of Edward and Eva Morse Jensen. She married Kenneth Jensen on Aug. 17, 1940, in Monticello.

She graduated from Monticello High School in 1936.

She had been employed for several years with the West Branch School system where she worked as a secretary and cook.

She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, West Branch, and the Hi-Lo Club.

Survivors include two sons, Steve Jensen and wife Linda of Riverside and Keith Jensen and wife Barbara of Dillon, Colo.; and three grandchildren, Mark Jensen and wife Michelle of Cedar Rapids, Brenda Bender and husband Mike of Kalona and Dane Jensen and wife Angie of Comanche.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Ina M. Jensen, 88, Atalissa, died Monday, April 10, 2006, at Riverbend Nursing & Rehab, Muscatine.

The Rev. C.H. Meyer will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by organist Deb Mohr and vocalist Henry Bentley. Casket bearers are Dean Denkman, LaVerne Garvin, Ray Bein, Doug Smith, Gene Hammons and Richard Stutzman. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton.

Memorials may be made to Moscow United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Jensen was born April 14, 1917, in Moscow, the daughter of Henry and Marie 'Mae' Maurer Frenzel. She married Hilbert M. 'Hib' Jensen on Jan. 22, 1943, in Kahoka, Mo.

She was a member of the Moscow United Methodist Church. She loved her cats, gardening and animals.

Survivors include her husband Hilbert 'Hib' Jensen of Muscatine; a brother, Raymond Frenzel and wife Eleanor of Wilton; and her nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mildred Eickhoff and Irene Frenzel; and a brother, Clarence Frenzel.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Wilson G. 'Mike' Jensen, 92, of Muscatine, died Saturday, January 6, 2007, at Lutheran Homes.

Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2007, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Reverend Paul Ostrem of Zion Lutheran church will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Barkema, Gene Harkness, Bob Trevarthen, John Trevarthen, Bill Mark, and Mike Paul.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church and Lutheran Homes.

Mike was born on July 28, 1914, in West Liberty, the son of George J. and Minnie Marten Jensen. He married Viola P. Schafer on December 24, 1937, in Davenport.

He owned and operated Mike's DX and Mike's Electrical Service.

He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Moose Lodge #388, Elks Lodge #304 and West Liberty Country Club.

Mike enjoyed bowling and was Past President of the Muscatine Mens Bowling Association. Mike also loved golf and he and his wife played well into their 80's and he shot his age when he was 88.

He is survived by one sister-in-law, Margaret Jensen of Muscatine; five nieces, Betty Naber of Rockford, Illinois, Norma Jean Boldt of Wilton, Carol Spagnuolo of North Olmsted, Ohio, Margaret Tiecke of Muscatine, and Pat Bahnsen of Clinton; and two very special friends, Gene Harkness and Bob Barkema.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, one brother, Walter A. Jensen; two sisters, Mildred Thede and Marie Lutz, and one niece, Marilyn Lawlor.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Viola P. Jensen, 89, of Muscatine, died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at Unity Hospital, Muscatine.

Reverend Paul Ostrem of the Zion Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Bob Barkema, Bob Trevarthen, Gene Harkness, Walter Naber, Mike Paul and Bill Mark. Honorary Bearer will be John Trevarthen.

Memorials may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church.

Viola was born on October 5, 1916, in Sweetland Center, the daughter of Herman R. and Elaina Martz Schafer. She married W.G. 'Mike' Jensen on December 24, 1937, in Davenport, Iowa.

She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, the Women of the Moose, and the Muscatine General Hospital Auxiliary.

She worked as a secretary for Grain Processing Corporation and Kent Feeds for 11 years and also worked as a secretary for their family businesses, Mike's DX and Mike's Electrical Service.

She did beautiful work with counted cross stitch.

She was an avid bowler and golfer and played well into her 80's.

Survivors include her husband, W.G. 'Mike' Jensen, of Muscatine.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister Florence Metcalf.
WEST LIBERTY, Iowa -- Lester W. Jensen, 90, West Liberty, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at Simpson Memorial Home, West Liberty.

Inurnment will be at North Prairie Cemetery.

Mr. Jensen was born Oct. 26, 1914, in Cedar County, the son of William F. and Mabel Schneider Jensen. He married Louise Probst June 9, 1937, in West Liberty.

He was a 1933 graduate of West Liberty High School.

He had farmed near West Liberty and worked for Heinold Hog Buying Station, West Liberty, for 13 years until his retirement.

He and his wife wintered in Dade City, Fla., for 20 years. He was a member of the Muscatine Moose Lodge and the Elks.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Bill Jensen and wife Lois of West Liberty and James Jensen and wife Cathy of Branson, Mo.; a daughter, Carolea Bowman and husband Charles of St. Michael, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Thompson.
WILTON, Iowa -- Robert E. Jensen, 85, Wilton, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at Lutheran Homes, Muscatine.

Services are 2 p.m. Friday, April 23, at United Methodist Church, Wilton. The Rev. Tom Zeleny will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by organist, Kathy Luethye. Casket bearers are Aaron Dierdorff, Steven Zellmer, Jay Schalk, Scott Schalk, James Whiteley, Carroll Eden and Melvin Jacobs. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton.

Visitations are 5-7 p.m. today at Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton, and one hour prior to services Friday, April 23, at the church. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, Wilton, or the Wilton Fire Department.

Mr. Jensen was born Oct. 23, 1918, in Cedar County, the son of Edward and Mabel Crissman Jensen. He married Harriet J. Lauser Feb. 17, 1940, in Muscatine.

He served in the U.S. Navy from during World War II from 1944-1946.

He owned Jensen Construction in Wilton, retiring in 1997. He was a member and past commander of the American Legion Post 584 in Wilton. He was a past member of the Wilton Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed woodworking, making cabinets, furniture and clocks.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Barbara Zellmer and husband, Ralph, of Muscatine, Margaret Dierdorff and husband, Curtis, of Fairfax, Va., and Cynthia Schalk and husband, Stephen, of Davenport; a sister, Wilma Stanbro of Muscatine; a brother, Edward Jensen of Muscatine; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert Jensen Jr.; two sisters, Lois Heyn and Twyla Rowley; and a brother, Wilbur Jensen.
WEST BRANCH, Iowa -- Olga Jensen, 87, West Branch, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, after a short illness.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bethany Lutheran Church, West Branch. The Rev. Howard Vrankin will officiate. Burial will be at West Branch Cemetery.

Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Barker Funeral Home, West Branch. A memorial fund has been established.

Mrs. Jensen was born on Dec. 18, 1914, in Muscatine, the daughter of Daniel and Ottilie Stelter Hase. She married Ferdinand Jensen on March 13, 1936, in Muscatine.

She and her husband farmed in the West Branch and Solon areas for many years. She was employed with the Veterans Hospital in Iowa City for 23 years in the dietary department, retiring in 1976.

She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Sweeney and her husband, Quentin, of Coralville; four grandchildren, Stacie Gisleson and her husband, David, Darcie Ahrens and her husband, Brian, Alan Jensen and Jennifer Jensen; five great-grandchildren, including Quentin and Kaden Gisleson; and two sisters, Amelia Hillyer of Blue Grass and Frieda Hime of Half Moon Bay, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Ady; and two sisters, Maida Fuller and Stella Silberhorn.
BATAVIA, Iowa -- Dean M. Jensen, 46, Batavia, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, in a single vehicle accident near Muscatine.

Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church, located at the corner of Eighth and Marquette streets, Davenport. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline, Ill.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., Davenport.

A 1974 graduate of Davenport Central High School, he was a musician from childhood. From his teen years on, he composed, recorded and performed rock music and ballads, performing most recently on keyboard and vocals with the dance band The Spoonbills and in the traveling musical, 'Forever Plaid.' Earlier bands include Ashram, Lockspeed, Daily Planet, The Cides and Rosebottom. He was a Quad Cities rock and roll musician for more than 30 years.

He expanded his creative capabilities into Web site design and TV broadcasting by receiving a digital media associate of science degree from Full Sail Real World Education, Winter Park, Fla. in 1998, and then worked as video media producer at Hawthorne Direct, Fairfield. Previously he worked at the Rock Island Arsenal and for Family Resources in Davenport.

Survivors include former wife, Kathy Ponsetto; former wife Lori Martin of Batavia; a son, Aric of Batavia; a daughter, Amber of Batavia; his father and stepmother, Jessias Jensen and Jean Waterman Jensen; brothers, sisters and their spouses, David and Karen of Cedar Rapids, Rick of Clinton, Beth Cale of Ottumwa, Dawn and Fred Wooten, Cathy Jensen and Steven and Beth, all of Davenport, Tony of Nutley, N.J.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles; stepbrothers, stepsisters and their spouses, Cathy and Jim Hoskins of Brooklyn Park, Minn., Karen and Lorin Daniels of DeWitt, Connie Waterman of Naperville, Ill. and Michael and Jane Waterman of Hillsdale, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Marie Jensen; a brother, Stephen Douglas Jensen; and a niece, Michelle Jensen.
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Helga Jensen, 89, of Muscatine died Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at the Unity Hospital in Muscatine.

Services were today at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Suz McIver officiated. Burial will be at a later date at the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church.

Mrs. Jensen was born Aug. 10, 1912, in Clinton, the daughter of Nis Hansen and Anna Christine Jorgensen Nissen. She married Glenn E. Jensen Jan. 1, 1934, in West Branch.

She was a member of the First Christian Church of Muscatine, Danish Brotherhood, Penn Avenue Grange and had volunteered at Head Start.

She and her husband farmed on the family farm, retiring in 1979, and moving to Muscatine.

Survivors include her husband, Glenn of Muscatine; a son, Larry G. Jensen of Muscatine; six grandchildren, Nancy Jensen of Chicago, Ill., Jeff Jensen of Davenport, Christine Trout, Angie Dickey and Todd Dickey, all of Atalissa and Glenn Jensen of Muscatine; and five great-grandchildren, Erica Jensen, Sadie Trout, Carly Trout, Jacob Dickey and Tatum Dickey.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Gloria Dickey; and a brother, Carl.
KEMAH, Texas -- Ralph A. Jensen, 90, of Kemah died August 11, 2001, at his home, following a long struggle with heart disease and Alzheimer disease.

A private memorial service was held. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Association or a charity of one's choice.

Mr. Jensen was born Jan. 26, 1911, in West Branch, the son of Louisa Martinus Paulsen and Anton Peter Jensen, both originally from Saasing, Denmark. He married Phyllis B. 'Becky' Thomason in 1939.

He graduated from Springdale High School in 1929.

He helped his parents on the farm for several years, learning many skills and becoming an excellent carpenter and cabinet maker.

He worked for Northwestern Telephone Co. beginning in 1939. He volunteered for the U.S. Navy. He returned to the telephone company in 1945.

In 1949, he transferred to Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. and moved his family from Keokuk to Brownsville, Texas. He and his wife worked for the telephone company in Brownsville, then Harlingen, Texas and finally in Huntsville, Texas. He retired in 1973, after 38 years with Southwestern Bell.

He and his wife spent several years traveling the U.S. by motor home, eventually moving to Pharr, Texas, then later to Mission, Texas. In 1944, they moved to League City, Texas to be near their extended family.

He loved woodworking and carpentry. He built a family home with no help except for his wife and children, and remodeled and added on to at least eight others.

Survivors include his wife, Becky Jensen of Kemah; a brother, Glenn Jensen of Muscatine; a sister, Ardith Nudera of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Barbara Cooke and her husband, Willis, of Jamaica Beach, Texas; a son, Rodger Jensen of Conroe, Texas; grandchildren, Sandra Stackable and her husband, Greg, of League City, Charles Cooke and his wife, Melissa, of Pearland, Texas, Kimberley Jensen of Fort Worth, Texas, Rebecca Jensen of Spring, Texas; and Ryan Jensen of Petal, Miss.; great-grandchildren, Kaitlin and Joshua Stackable, Zachary and MacKenzie Cooke, Ryan, Celania and James Werner.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Harry and Parvin Jensen
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Betty L. Jensen, 63, of 31029 120th Ave West, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at her home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Rev. John Hofferman of the Zion Lutheran Church in Taylor Ridge will officiate. Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the Muscatine Saddle Club. Burial will be on Saturday, June 23, 2001, at the Drury-Reynolds Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to service time on Monday. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Betty Jensen was born on April 27, 1938, at the home of her parents in Rock Island County. She is the daughter of Harold and LaVera Myers Harfst. Her first marriage was to Richard Strong in 1955, and he preceded her in death. Her second marriage was to Larry G. Jensen in 1970.

She was a member of the Muscatine Saddle Club were she held the office of Treasurer; she was active in 4H and the High School Boosters.

She was a vital records clerk at the Muscatine County Recorders Office.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Jensen of Muscatine; sons Roger Strong and his wife, Cindy, of Muscatine, Ronald Strong and his wife, Angie, of Andalusia, Ill., and Larry Glenn Jensen II of Muscatine; a step-son, Jeff Jensen of Davenport; her daughter, Sandra Epperly and her husband, Marvin, of Muscatine; a step-daughter, Nancy Jensen of Chicago; 12 grandchildren, Maggie Strong, Megan Strong, Roger Strong Jr., and his wife, Shelly, Wendy Epperly, Roxanne Epperly, Chad Strong, Brody Strong, Chase Damewood, Adam Damewood, Erika Jensen, Amanda Marthaler and Larissa Maeglin; two great-grandchildren; R.J. Evan Strong and Josephine Strong; two sisters, Helen Woods and her husband, Harold, of Muscatine and Susie Murphy and her husband, Don, of Kewanee; and two brothers, Bill Harfst and his wife, Jean, of Keithsburg, IL and Bud Harfst and his wife, Mary, of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - William E. Jensen, 85, of Davenport, formerly of Muscatine, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at Genesis East Medical Center in Davenport.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Marvin Ehnen of the Davenport Good Samaritan Center will officiate. Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery with full military honors. Pallbearers will be Bob Erps, Delbert Grosvenor, Darold Busch, Gerald 'Grover' Stevens, Billy D. Kirkwood, Jim Buckley, Tim Timm and James Bivens.

He was born Feb. 7, 1915, in Douglas, Wyo.

He married Jeanette Batchelor in 1939, after a divorce, he married Eunice Fowler in 1960.

He served in the military during World War II as an infantry sergeant in Europe. He received two purple hearts, a gold star, and a good conduct medal.

He was a self-employed carpenter for most of his working years.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include Jeanette Stroughmatt of Muscatine and Eunice Weaver of Davenport; a son, Bill Jensen Jr. of Milan; three daughters, Connie Marlette and her husband, Merle, of Minnesota, Sharon Cousins of Muscatine and Denise Stenger her husband, Mick of Stockton; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a very special friend Danielle Mallette.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gerald Jensen and a great-granddaughter.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Glenn Emmanual Jensen, 100, of Atalissa, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.

Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2009, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Reverend Robert Pickerell will officiate the service. Casket bearers will be Nancy Jensen, Angela Dickey, Christine Trout, Jeffery Jensen, Glenn Jensen and Todd Dickey. Burial will be 10 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2009, at the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Following the funeral services, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the First Christian Church.

There will be no visitation. Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church in memory of Glenn.
Glenn was born on May 4, 1909, in Cedar County on the Cookson Farm south of West Branch, the son of Anton P. and Louisa M. Paulsen Jensen. He married Helga Nissen on January 1, 1934, in Plato. She preceded him in death.

After their marriage, they bought a farm south of Atalissa where he and his wife, Helga, raised two children and farmed for more than 50 years.

He was a member of the First Christian Church, past member of the Penn Anenue Grange and was the past president of the Danish Brotherhood.

He enjoyed singing, playing music, gardening, and most of all spending time with his family.

He will be deeply missed by his son, Larry Jensen of Illinois City, Illinois; a son-in-law, Don Dickey of Coralville; six grandchildren, Angie Dickey and Todd Dickey of Atalissa; Jeff Jensen and L. Glenn Jensen II and wife, Angie, of Illinois City, Illinois; Chris Trout of Prairie Village, Kansas, and Nancy Jensen of Chicago, Illinois; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Ardith Nudera of Florida; five nephews; and three nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter, Gloria Dickey; daughters-in-law, Mary Jane Jensen and Betty Jensen; an infant grandson; an infant granddaughter; three brothers, Harry, Parvin and Ralph; a niece and two nephews.

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