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Dale W. Jensen

Dale W. Jensen, 75, died of cancer Monday, Nov 20, 2006, in Living Center West, Cedar Rapids. Memorial services are 2pm, Saturday at Shellsburg Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Cheryl McCullough. Private committal: Oakwood Cemetery. Phillips Funeral Home in Vinton is assisting the family.

Dale was born Jan. 23, 1931 in Waterloo to Arnold and Connie (Fisher) Jensen. He graduated from the Shellsburg High School in 1949 and received a B.S. degree in agriculture from Iowa State University in 1953. Dale served his nation in the U.S. Army. On Nov. 16, 1956, he married Shirley Saunders in Cedar Rapids.

For 23 years, Dale was employed as a truck driver with Riggs Transportation. He was a member and a trustee of the Shellsburg Presbyterian Church, a member of the Odd Fellow Lodge and served on the Shellsburg City Council. In his youth, Dale became the First Eagle Scout from Shellsburg and as an adult he served as a Cub Scout leader.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Shellsburg: his sons, Arnold James (Vicki) Jensen of Norway and John Corey (Leah) Jensen of Robins; his daughters, Julie Ann Jensen of Minneapolis and Jerri Dianne Jensen of Shellsburg; his granchildren, Jamie Lynn (Jeremy) Suiter of Marion, Jeremy Lee Boots of Cedar Rapids, Kristin Ann Jensen and Allison Marie Jensen, both of Norway, and Renae Nicole Jensen and Amanda Jo Jensen both of Robins; and his brother, Denis Jensen of Missouri.

His parents preceded him in death.

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