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Donald E. Jensen

March 13, 1945 — September 11, 2021

Donald Edvard Jensen was born March 13, 1945 to the late Anders "Ed" and Edna (Lange) Jensen in Kimballton, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church in Kimballton. He graduated from Audubon High School with the class of 1963.

On June 26, 1965, Don was united in marriage to Janet Larsen at Bethany Lutheran Church in Kimballton. To this union, three children were born: Amy, Jerod and Corey. They made their home in Elk Horn, Iowa. Don worked at Western Iowa Pork Plant in Harlan, Iowa, farmed and raised hogs. He also drove a milk truck, was a carpenter with Larry Fajen and Dick Soll, hauled hogs for many places and worked in the maintenance department at Salem Homes, retiring on March 13, 2015. Don was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and was on the Church Council for several years.

Don enjoyed going to garage sales, camping, three-day weekend trips to the Amish Country, Allis-Chalmers tractors, woodworking, dancing and playing cards. Above all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren more than anything. Don enjoyed life to the fullest; he never knew a stranger and would lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it.

Don passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at his home in Elk Horn attaining the age of seventy-six years, five months and twenty-nine days. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Left to cherish his memories, his wife: Janet Jensen of Elk Horn; children: Amy and her husband David Hoffmann of Walnut, Iowa, Jerod Jensen and his wife Jennifer of Earlham, Iowa and Corey Jensen and his wife Tanya of Waukee, Iowa; grandchildren: Hillary and her husband James Shughart, Travis Hoffmann, Ellie Hoffmann, Alexis Jensen, Skyler Jensen, Maizie Jensen and Cora Jensen; great-grandchildren: Hunter Shughart and Jalynn Shughart; sister: Verlene Childs of Elk Horn; other relatives and friends.

Donald Edvard Jensen
Visitation on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, Kimballton, Iowa

Memorial Service on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, Kimballton, Iowa

Rev. Tim White, Officiating
Organist, Diane Jensen

Congregational Hymns are "In The Garden" "Amazing Grace" #779, "Lift High The Cross" #660

Honorary Urn Bearers are Travis Hoffmann, Jesse Larsen and Justin Larsen

Place of Rest at Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, Kimballton, Iowa

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Following the burial, the family invites you back to the church for a time of fellowship and a lunch.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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