Donald A. Jensen
Donald A. Jensen
Donald Alan Jensen, age 89 of Atwater, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Bethesda Grand in Willmar. He was born March 29, 1928 in Minneapolis, the son of Hardy and Evelyn (Mae) Jensen. On April 14, 1962 Donald A. Jensen and Joan E. Smith were united in marriage. Joan passed away April 25, 1996. On December 26, 2017 Donald A. Jensen and Joyce A. Finstrom were united in marriage. Don worked many trades, including being an auto mechanic, L.P. delivery for King Gas, school bus driver, Senior Companion driver for 10 years, and a K.A.T. volunteer driver. He also worked in Greenland during the Korean War building radar stations for the military. Don was a Mason at the Nelson Loge # 136 in Buffalo. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, traveling, camping, his dogs, and time spent with his family.
Preceded in death by his parents, Hardy and Evelyn Jensen; first wife, Joan Jensen; sons, Steven Jensen, Mike Jensen; and daughter, Sheri Gold. Survived by his wife, Joyce Jensen of Atwater; children, James Jensen of Bacliff, TX, Karen (Ron) Sikora of Woodville, TX, Bruce Jensen of League City, TX, Kathy (Mark) Ryan of Laporte, TX, Lauri (John) Pfeffer of Watertown, MN, Brian (Kathy) Jensen of Council Bluffs, IA; son-in-law, Harry Gold of West Hartford, CT; stepchildren, Linda (David) Loken of Ramsey, MN, Wesley (Sandra) Finstrom of Kandiyohi, MN, Joy (Dan) Olson of Orono, MN; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; Godchildren, Peggy Ziebarth and Jessica and Emily Vandenhewel; and other family and friends.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior, at United Presbyterian Church, 6301 Maple St, Rockford, MN. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford. A Masonic service will be held prior to services. Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. 763-682-1363. www.thepetersonchapel.com.