Frederick O. Jensen, 87, died Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Gil-Mor Manor in Morgan. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Franklin with burial following in the Morton City Cemetery. Arrangements were with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via www.nelsonmartinfuneralservice.com.
Frederick Ovre Jensen, the son of Oscar and Charlotte (Ovre) Jensen, was born June 9, 1926. He was raised on a farm near Franklin where he graduated from high school in 1945.
On July 15, 1961, Frederick married Audrey Smith. After Audrey passed away, he married Janice (Bartz) Pederson March 24, 1979 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Franklin. Frederick and his family lived near Franklin his entire life where he farmed for more than 50 years until he retired in the early 1990s.
Frederick was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Franklin where he ushered and was on the church council. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and belonged to a bowling league in Fairfax.
He is survived by his wife Janice Jensen of Franklin; children Doug (Pam Schweiss) Jensen of Franklin and John (Denise) Jensen of Salina, Kan.; grandchildren Jackie, Sharon, John, Jr., Michaela and Laura Jensen; great-granddaughter Lillian; step-children Garnett (Roz) Pederson of Park Rapids, Brian (Wendy) Pederson of Franklin, Russell (Laurie Smith) Pederson of Benedict and Rhonda (Todd) Josephson of Hackensack; 15 step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Also surviving is his sister Beryl (John) Bredeson of Duluth and four nieces.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Audrey Jensen, his parents and grandson Curtis Jensen.
The family prefers memorials to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Franklin.
Blessed be his memory.