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Gordon Jensen

March 6, 1933 February 17, 2016
Gordon Jensen
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Obituary for Gordon Jensen

Gordon Kjergaard Jensen was born March 6, 1933 to Erling K. and Louise (Stefansen) Jensen at Tyler, Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. He graduated from Tyler High School in 1951. On October 16, 1954 Gordon married Mary J. Nelson at Bethany Lutheran Church in Arco, Minnesota. He worked for several farmers and served in the military. In 1963 he and Mary bought their own farm where they raised their two sons, Garth and Kenneth. They had dairy cows and grain farming for many years. He learned to enjoy the many friends he made after becoming a resident at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler. It was there on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 that Gordon died less than three weeks before his 83rd birthday.

Gordon was a lifelong member of Danebod Lutheran Church where over the years he served on many committees and the church council. He enjoyed his life work of farming, as well as reading and Bible study. He especially enjoyed time spent with family.

Gordon was much loved and will be missed by his wife of 61 years, Mary; his sons, Garth (Sharon) Jensen of Tyler, Minnesota and Kenny (Diana) Jensen of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; five grandchildren: Nick (Marie) Jensen, Kala (Grant) Klinsing, Shana Jensen (Karl Saxowsky), Terry Johnson, and Adrian Johnson; four great-grandchildren: Landon, Luke, and Mason Johnson, and Kyan Klinsing; two sisters: Garnet (Arlyn) Petersen of Lake Benton, Minnesota, and Ilona (Robert) Henriksen of Armstrong, Iowa; several nieces and nephews, and many, many friends whom he cherished. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Delmar and Vyles.

Blessed be his memory.

Previous Events

Memorial Visitation

Monday

22

Feb

4:00 PM 2/22/2016 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/22/2016 7:00:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Tyler Chapel

100 US Hwy 14
PO Box 207
Tyler, MN 56178

Hartquist Funeral Home - Tyler Chapel
100 US Hwy 14 Tyler 56178 MN
United States

Prayer Service

Monday

22

Feb

6:30 PM 2/22/2016 6:30:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Tyler Chapel

100 US Hwy 14
PO Box 207
Tyler, MN 56178

Hartquist Funeral Home - Tyler Chapel
100 US Hwy 14 Tyler 56178 MN
United States

Memorial Service

Tuesday

23

Feb

10:30 AM 2/23/2016 10:30:00 AM
Danebod Lutheran Church - Tyler

140 Danebod Ct.
Tyler, MN 56178

Danebod Lutheran Church - Tyler
140 Danebod Ct. Tyler 56178 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Danebod Cemetery - Tyler Final Resting Place

RR 2
Tyler, MN 56178

RR 2 Tyler 56178 MN
United States
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