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Einer Oscar Jensen 1918-2005

JENSEN, CARTER, LARSON, KIMMET, HAFFNER, WALTROM

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 4/21/2013 at 16:38:17

Einer O. Jensen
Estherville – A celebration of the life of Einer O. [Oscar] Jensen, 86, of Estherville will be held on Friday, July 15, 2005, at Estherville Lutheran Church in Estherville with Pastors Ray Miller and Susan Stone officiating. Interment will follow at East Side Memorial Cemetery in Estherville. He died on Monday, July 11, 2005, at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 14 from 5-7 p.m. at Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Chapel in Estherville.

Einer O. Jensen, the son of Jens and Jensine (Larson) Jensen, was born October 3, 1918, in rural Lake Center, Iowa [Clay County].

He graduated from the Lake Center High School in 1936. He enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1941. He worked at the Block and Tile in Graettinger after coming home from the service.

On March 1, 1942, he married Mary Jo Carter at Mary’s family farm. Einer and Mary Jo farmed south of Graettinger and in 1947 purchased a farm in Twelve Mile Lake Township where they lived until 1973 when they moved into Estherville. He kept a keen interest in what was going on at the family farm. Einer enjoyed gardening and was known by his relatives, neighbors and friends for his lovely tomatos. He spent many hours working in his garden making sure that he grew the biggest and best vegetables in the neighborhood. In March Einer learned that he had terminal cancer. He struggled and in April became a resident at the Good Samaritan Center. For his friends and family he leaves behind, there are memories we hold in our hearts: his caring ways, his generosity, his smile, and his love for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mary Joe died February 13, 2003.

Einer was a member of Estherville Lutheran Church.

Einer is survived by two children, Mrs. Tom (Carol) Kimmet of Estherville; Darryl Jensen and his wife, Mary of Milford, Iowa; five grandchildren, Matt Jensen and his wife, Amanda, Michael Jensen and his wife, Amy, Eric Jensen, Lori Haffner, Corey Kimmet; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Ida Larson of Estherville; two sisters-in-law, Clarine Jensen of Denver, Colorado, Jean Walstrom of Verdigre, Nebraska; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Einer in death were his wife, parents; and three brothers, Holger, Art and Gary.

He touched us all with his kindness, courage, friendship and love. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, July 13, 2005)


 

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