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Carl Richard Jensen (1958)


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler (email)
Date: 3/6/2017 at 07:50:53

Dexter Sentinel
Dexter, Iowa
Thursday, June 12, 1958

Death Took Carl Jensen

At Clinic Hospital After Heart Attacks

Death came to Carl Jensen, long-time hardware merchant in Dexter, at 5:40 o’clock on Saturday evening at the Dexter Clinic Hospital where Mr. Jensen had been a patient since the Sunday previous. Mr. Jensen had suffered a severe heart attack at that time, another on Wednesday and again on Saturday evening. Death came to him just after he had finished eating a light supper.

Mr. Jensen, Carl to all his friends and customers of many years, was an integral part of the Dexter community. He was active in all civic activities of this community and spent much time in promoting his home town. His home and yard were a source of pride to him and Mrs. Jensen. The floral garden is of great beauty at this time.

Funeral services for Mr. Jensen, the first conducted in the recently dedicated new Zion Lutheran Church, were held Tuesday afternoon, June 10 at two o’clock. Reverend A. C. Weber, the pastor of the congregation, was the officiating clergyman. Mrs. Paul Clausen was the organist. Appropriate funeral hymns were sung by the church quartet composed of Mrs. LaVern Black, Mrs. Howard Benz, Don Weber, and Robert Weber.

Flowers were cared for by Mrs. Max Mount, Mrs. Eugene Martens, Mrs. Marvin Jobst and Mrs. Dale Boyle.

The casket bearers were Lloyd Hadley, Ronald Wahlert, Harold McFarlin, Richard Clausen, Kenneth Brinton and Bert Jobst.

The body was laid to rest in the Dexter cemetery. The funeral arrangements were made by the Roy Evans Funeral home.

Carl Richard Jensen was born on April 25, 1892, in a farm home south of Dexter, located in Penn Township, Madison County. His parents were Julius and Anna, Nee Jochimsen Jensen. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith in infancy, he renewed his baptismal covenant with God in the rite of confirmation. He remained a loyal and active member of the Lutheran Church all his life. In recognition of his devotion and ability, he was elected by his fellow members to various responsible offices. At the time of his death he held the highest lay-office in a Lutheran congregation: that of an elder.

The deceased received his education in the rural schools of Madison county after which he lived and worked with his parents on a farm. On February 18, 1914, he was united in marriage with Irene Fett of Dexter. One child, a daughter names Ilene, was born to the union. She is now the wife of Herman Lager of Dallas Center.

The first 21 years of his married life, the deceased was engaged in the occupation of farming. In the spring of the year 1935 he moved to the town of Dexter where he purchased a hardware store. He was actively engaged in the operation of this store until the time of his death. As a business man he was known for his honesty and integrity and for his interest in the welfare of the community. For a number of years he served as president of the Dexter Community Club. He was a member of the Telephone Company Board of Directors at the time of his death.

Suffering a heart attack last Sunday afternoon, he was taken to the local clinic, where successive heart attacks on Wednesday and Saturday took his life at the age of 66 years, 1 month, and 12 days.

Surviving mourners in addition to his widow and daughter include 1 granddaughter, Pearl Lager, of Dallas Center; two brothers, Peter Jensen of Dexter, and Dorius Jensen of Smithville, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Harvey (Bertha) Herman of Fredricksburg, Ohio, and a number of nieces and nephews and many business associates and friends.

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