Happy belated Father's Day! You know where I was ....at Pt. Reyes with Moj. Miss you but think of you everyday - Franky is doing great! He is on a 12 acre pasture with three mares and a cute little bat 2 year old gelding - Just like he was when he was born at Don & Bev's
Happy Fathers Day Dad.....we sure miss you:)
Just so you know I meant the other John as in Sorenson :)Been seeing Phoebe around...
Hi Dad....thinking of you this week...outside a lot. It so reminds me of when I was a kid...love it! Wind blows and it reminds me of you and the John! Its Memorial Day today, always remember what you did for family, country, and life!
I know how much you loved family Dad...the way you taught us how to love each other, and how you were always there for us. Wishing you were here with us, course you always are in your own way...Happy Easter Dad, love you! The importance of family was the most important thing to you, The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.
Happy Easter Dad. Miss you, love you, and wish I could talk to you.
I have been having you, in my thoughts...Love you,
Hey papa...ya know I think of of you, your laugh, the way you smiled...we miss you!!! We love you to....
I am the oldest daughter of
MaryAnn VipondBertram. Please accept our condolences on losing Jack. I hope your family and faith are sustaining you.
Hi,John. I hope you hear the wonderful conversations I have with my sister about you. She still loves you as much as she did when she was a high school freshman. You were and always will be number one in her heart. She is a great older sister to me as you were an older brother. Love you lots from Paulette.xooo
Jeri, what a surprise for me to find the write-up on Jack. I have wondered about you guys so many times. Sorry we missed you the last time when you were in Minnesota. sympathy to you and your family.when you have time send me a note. Harriet Neitzel
Great to have you back . . . I love being able to talk and share things with you. Kids are great and getting big and are still talking about you. Kacey is on her kick again to go up into space and bring you back from heaven 8-). I remind her that you are still with us in many ways, and if she sits still long enough she may even hear you 8-) LOL at watching her trying so hard to sit still 8-) Love and miss you!
Hi Dad! I do not think that people will let you be forgotten! I sure think about you lots...love you. We still feel like you are around and trying to joke with us....
Field work soon to come again...love it, it reminds me of the lawn mowing I did at the ranch ranch years ago!
Always in our hearts...
Still miss and love you to no end . . . For now it's not goodbye . . . it's I'll see you later. Love always, your Caboose xo
I know it has been a while since I have written, but just so busy at work! I miss you very much and think of you everytime I am with the ponies. I share all all my memories of you with my two horse friends - how you trick trained - could mount bareback with you hands behind your back - pick up your hat while mounted-and lets not forget about the dog house :0 Moved Ace and Moj out to my barefoot trimmers place (20 acres) and moved FRanky back to Patti's - the place I took you when I had Michelle out for vetting just down the road from Pheobe. I was worried he would ahve a hard time adjusting since he had been a Jane's for a year...but he settled right in and the girls at the barn just love him - not to mention he is in a paddock next to a mare named Prom Queen! Well, got to go - you are still going out on all my trail rides! Had to move you though, the horse treats were sqishing you - Love JO-JO
Thinking of you Dad, while life is not the same without you, I still think you you are just in a different part of it. Think about you lots..Cindy
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
Hello there John Jensen, We made it through the holidays, but I certainly missed your ahem guidance at Christmas!!!!
So, I know you have been on some trails rides, Pam tells me all about it, pretty cute , huh? One year has gone by but I still sense your presence for which I am happy for, it would be yery dull indeed. Aunt Darlene fell the day before Christmas and broke her hip but she truly sounded good. DuWayne is in the hospital again in International Falls but he also sounded pretty good. It was 37 below zero there the last few days. I talked to Gary and he had a bad cold, but was on the mend. Remember the Christmas Eve Dinners at Grandma and Grandpa Smith? Lots of love and laughter. It was fun for me to have you see what I was trying to tell you about Christmas. Phebe's birthday is tomorrow and her daughter-in-law Connie and Phebe and I are going out for dinner someplace simple. Cindy is having a heck of a time with dental problems but still trying to be helpful. I could go on and on but I guess I will call it quits for today. John, I love you, you are always in my thoughts and I will talk to you soon.
Love and Kisses, your wife, Jeri
Hey Dad, today marks a year...we sure miss you. Christmas this year reminded me so much of you...well, you know your were there. With much love always...Cindy
Merry Christmas Dad. Kids are talking about you a lot lately. They must sense how much I miss you. Love you always, hugs and kisses from all of us.
Happy Birthday! Your family celebrated with you, their hearts were filled with the love you gave them. Peace to you John.
Happy Birthday Daddy...we thought so much of you today...got up and thought the most thing in this day of celebration is too remember that you would want us to laugh and be happy. Do what we do in our normal lives..to cherish the gift you gave to all of us. Our life, and for Mom a wonderful companion for so many years, that loved her, and cherished her always. We love you Pops...(and I also think you are up there riding on oceans of such beauty, maybe even with Flicka, the first horse you ever had.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN H. JENSEN, !!!!!!!
THE SUN IS SHINING AND IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL OUT TODAY 11-21-13. WE REALLY HAD A RAIN CAME DOWN PRETTY NICE IT HAD A COUPLE OF DOWN POURS BUT REALLY PRETTY AND MUCH NEEDED. SO WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO? I PRAY THERE IS NO PAIN EXCEPT FOR MISSING US AND I HOPE THIS DAY YOU CAN HAV E ALL THE FUDGE YOU WANT, YOUR KIND OF FUDGE THAT YOU WOULD MAKE. I HAVE NOT HEARD FROM GLEN AND SUE, BUT I THINK THEY ARE BUSY GETTING THEIR PLACE READY TO SELL. TODAY I GET TO SEND SOME MORE PAPERWORK TO VA, THEY ARE TRULY IN A MESS, PAM IS BUSY AT WORK, CINDY IS NOW THE WEED EATER PERSON AND THE ORCHARD REALLY LOOKS BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH, I SENSE YOUR PRESENCE AND I HOPE FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY YOU ARE ABLE TO FIND A FOXY LIKE THE ONE I HAD AND GO FOR THE KIND OF HORSE BACK RIDE YOU LOVED SO MUCH. DIANE WARNER STILL TALKS ABOUT THE RIDE YOU TOOK FOXY ON AND I THINK IT WAS DOWN BY THE OCEAN. ANYWAY JOHN HAVE A GOOD DAY AND YOUR FAMILY SENDS THE VERY BEST OF BIRTHDAY WISHES. YOU LOVING WIFE JERI
Happy 79th birthday Pops! I bet you are out on the trail with Egyptian Beau and have Whoopie sitting in front of you on the saddle. Miss you and know that a part of you is allways out on the trail with me and Moj, Franky & Ace. No really, I have you with me in my saddle bag and you go out on every trail ride!! Enjoy your day - Love Jo-Jo
Remembering you as a great husband to my sister and someone who served our Country for many years. I know you are watching down on your loved ones. One of the good guys. Sandy
We all love you daddy...we thought a lot of you yesterday...Veterans day, November 11, 2013. We think about every day...
Warm tribute to you and all others like you . . . you make us proud and we love you.
Hey Dad..I just wanted to tell you how much I love you. How I remembered how you always wished for us love, and a happy life. Also remember how simple you thought that was. I try to remember that....I think most of the kids do. Happiness was one of the most important things to you and knowing that we were loved. The importance of family. I try my best to do well with that one..I hope your looking down and saying I am doing "better then nothin".:) You always had a smile and I keep in mind that why not, you know? We do miss you, we love you. Mom is really important. I know she misses your constant smile, and your loving heart. I know I do to.
Kids are going crazy waiting for Halloween. They still are trying to decide what they want to be and Riley has now mastered the phrase "trick or treat". Your twinkle of the eyes lives on through the three of them and seeing them in action makes me think of you. Miss and love you, and keep the stars shining on us all. All my heart . . .
September was a month full of remembering you and wishing you are still with us. Keep watching over us all, all my love me.
WHAT A SUJMMER THIS HAS BEEN, I MISS YOU SO MUCH, THE GIRLS REMEMERED OUR 60TH ANNIVERSARY WITH CARDS, FLOWERS AND MEMORIES. THEY LAUGHED ABOUT YOU AND PICKING OUT JUST THE RIGHT CARD. IT MAKES SUCH A DIFFERENCE WHEN YOU SHARE YOUR WARM AND LOVING MEMORIES. HUDSON AND KACEY ARE QUITE A PAIR, THEY ARE DETERMINED TO COME AND GET YOU. THEY WANT YOU TO SEE THE DEER AND HUDSON WANTS YOU TO SEE HIS TREE HOUSE, HUDSON AND KELLY SLEPT IN THE TREE HOUSE THE OTHER NIGHT. OUT HERE AT 2854, ALL THE OLD BUILDINGS ARE GONE AND BUILT A NEW STOREGE SHED. I THINK YOU WOULD LIKE ALL THE CHANGES. WE ARE WORKING ON A NEW SIGN AT THE END OF THE LANE, THE SIGN IS MADE & IT IS A BEAUTY, WE JUST NEED TO PUT TWO POSTS INTO THE GROUND (SET IN CEMENT) AND ADD A BACK BOARD TO HANG THE SIGN ON. ON HUDSON'S TREE HOUSE HE HAS SEVERAL HORSESHOES FOR GOOD LUCK AND ON YOUR SIGN IT HAS ONE BEAUTIFUL SILVER HORSE SHOE SO IT SHINES ALL THE TIME. I COULD GO ON AND ON BUT WILL STOP AND DO SOME PAPER WORK. I LOVE YOU, YOUI ARE ALWAYS IN MY HEART AND ON MY MIND AND I THANK YOU EVERY DAY FOR THE WARM, WONDERFUL MEMORIES AND THE EXCITING LIFE WE HAD TOGETHER.
LOVES AND KISSES!!!!!! YOUR WIFE, JERI
Just wanted to let you know that Mom is surrounded by us girls who love and support her to no end. Wish you could be here with us on this very special day. We love and miss you as always! Hugs and kisses from all of us.
PS – we will be sure Mom gets your card and flowers as she faithfully did for so many years.
Hudson, Kacey, and Riley are building a rocket they can send into space to find you and bring you home. Just wanted to give you a heads up so you are on the lookout. LOL, me
Well Pops - Another Tevis completed and 1900 pounds of water carried to ponies at RRR! Hope you like the pic that Dezi added. It is atop Cougar Rock looking back down at the trail. Was a hot day for the riders and they lost one horse at Cougar due to a fall and neck injury. I think I will pass on attempting to do this on a leased horse when I am 60, as some of the ponies look so tired at mile 28 of 100. Was a very interesting hike/jog out and back , not to mention some semi-serious off road driving for me...I could have filmed a "Ford Tough" commercial! I have another pic attached of the ascent up Cougar(excuse my finger in the upper right - was pretty tired and had no water - plus trying to focus with the iPod )and a another view from the top. I plan to visit Ragle park next week with you and Whoopie, as I know you loved to walk her there. Love ya! Jo-Jo
Dad, you always knew when you returned in another life, it would be as an eagle. Thanks to your first beloved daughter Jo-Jo, you can now spread your wings and fly as high and far as you've always dreamed. The new adventures you are about to embrace are wistful and wondrous. Thank you my dear sis for giving Dad what he wanted most – a new place to call home. Love you, Desi
Hey pops! It is just about 2 weeks before I head up to Tevis to volunteer at Red Star Ridge ( I had Mom buy more sponging buckets!!). Going off road a little, so will make sure that I take extra care with you and Whoopie. I thought you would enjoy seeing a picture of Franky. Maggie has already started riding lessons. She could very well carr on the love of horses in the family. I miss you and think of you everytime I take the ponies out. Rode Mojo bareback with a halter for about 2 hours of my ride yesterday at Pt. Reyes. I told me friend Cynthia that you would be so proud seeing me out riding without a bridale or saddle. Not as easy to sit a trot when you are over 50!! Take care - Love you and Miss you - will send you a pic of where you and Whoopie got to go on "vacation" at Tevis - Love Jo-Jo
Just needed to say hello. Wish so much you were here to talk with.
I just want to say that the Father's Day message is so well written & a deep message of love. A great testament to your character
Today is a day when families take time and honor their Dads both young and old. A day on which we slow down, idle the craziness, and give thanks and recognition for all that our fathers do. Know your unconditional love, support, and wisdom make us who we are today. Your impact on us didn't stop when you physically left this earth. Rather your strength, humility, and kindness continue to define us every moment of everyday, imparted on ours now and for generations to come. Surmise to say that today is no different than any other. You are remembered fondly, cherished deeply, and never forsaken. We love and miss you as always.
Hey Dad, we still have your Shadow Box with the American Flag, and that Bronze Star of yours along with other medals of valor. I have to tell you I had never understood what the bronze star really meant until recently. To understand you had put your life on the line for another was not surprising, but rather a pleasant reminder of the man I knew growing up and through my adult life. How could anyone, may I selfishly say, ever compare to you? Love you, thinking about you lots. Cindy
Hey you, here's to you and special honors today. You were quite the fellow and quite the soldier. We are extremely proud of you, love you, and grateful for having you in our lives.
Dad, we are all thinking of you as always. Today we are holding you especially in our thoughts, as we are forever grateful for your dedicated service to our country and support of our family. You are and will forever be our hero. We are extremely proud of you for everything you were and stood for. This day will always hold a special place in our hearts filled with thoughts of you and others who sacrificed so much for all that we have. To Mom and my sibs, thank you as well for supporting Dad in so many ways over the years.
Hey Dad, missing you much. Love you, think about you, and seeing you int he evening stars:)
Hi Dad, I know you are wishing Mom a happy Mother's day today. She is getting flowers too . . . we love and miss you.
Dad, please keep watch over all of us during this time of transition. Thinking of and missing you as always.
Hey Pops, thinking about you. I miss you and love you.
Happy Easter. We all missed you today as we do everyday. Keep watching over us and know you are always in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.
To the Jensen family - thank you for sharing your Dad with me when I needed a father figure most. Uncle John gave me love, stability and uncompromising standards at a very confusing time in my life. I always held his goofy smile, bright eyes, and missing tooth grin in my heart during difficult times after that golden spring with your family. Unk - I miss you - but I KNOW you are watching over us all.
Missed you today. Thanks for helping my wishes come true every day. Hudson, Kacey, Riley and Kelly say hello and want you to know how much you are missed.
Good night, God bless you, I love you . . .
I can't help but see you in others . . . when I'm walking down the street, driving in cars . . . where ever I am. Dad, I miss you.
Dad, no matter what the view, your strength thrives in each of us with force, potency, and cogency. Your moral power, firmness, and courage, sustains us mentally, spiritually and physically. We carry your reason of influence and authority and resistance to force, strain, and wear. Your vigor of action, language, and feeling are not lost, and your encouragement and power to rise or remain firm carries us.
In other words, your strength is like scotch, which far exceeds that of wine.
Love you to infinity and miss you eternally with no tomorrow.
Dad, well it has been two months as of today, I miss you, all of kids I am sure miss you. Love, Cindy
you are in heaven now and looking out for your children
Hey Dad, I love you, thinking about you today and miss you. I know you are still watching out for us, Cindy
You missed one heck of a game today . . . you would have loved it even though the 49ners lost. Thinking of you a lot and miss you so. Thank you for looking over us and keeping your famous "twinkle in your eyes" alive. Hugs and kisses, me.
Hey Dad, just thinking of you today, always do. Mom spilled popcorn in your chair the other night, we both laughed:)) Love you, miss you!
Missing you ... big day tomorrow. Wish you were here so I can tell you all about it. Desi
Hey you, I miss you so, we needed some more years together. Love you, Jeri
Wayne and I just finished watching the video presented at John's memorial. Beautiful, moving and captured the man and his many good traits. Just think, for a couple of poor kids from rural Minnesota, John and Jerri built this beautiful family, saw a lot of the world and packed so much in their years together.Thank you Jensen family for sharing.
To a great brother in law and a true American hero. Gone to meet his commander in the sky. Bronze Star recipients are rare and few!!
We do miss you so much Dad, we all spent time thinking of you today and how much sparkle and life you always brought to all of us.
It has been one month since you left us. It still doesn't seem real. Today was Riley's Baptism. When the candle wouldn't work for the Deacon, I laughed to myself thinking you must have had a hand in it. We all love and miss you so much.
Uncle John- I will always remember how fun you were and how good you were to your nieces and nephews. We loved you! The stories and the teasing is what comes to mind when I think of you. You will be very deeply missed ?
John, thank you for having been part of my life. I hope that loving memories of you with your family help them through this difficult time.
In loving memory of the greatest neighbor one could ever find. John was a true gem. I will carry that twinkle in his eye and his heart of gold with me forever. Many, many thanks for all your help over the 3 decades we shared as neighbors. Rest in peace my dear friend. I'm sure you are already "riding the range" and appreciating your new life.
With sincere sympathy to the Jensen family for your loss.
Our Tribute to Uncle Jack from the Oregon Jensens: Uncle Jack was a memorable and bright spot in our childhood and adult lives. We remember his visits to our family farm in Lacomb Oregon. He inspired us with his energetic/happy disposition and he entertained us with drawings (of horses, of course). We loved his visits and always looked forward to being around him and later on all of this included his lovely wife Jeri...the friendship and "spark" they shared as a couple set a good example for us. We are so sorry and sad to lose another amazing Jensen family member....He and his brothers and sisters made this world a better place...and certainly made a big difference in our lives!
Our deepest sympathy to all his family and friends,
David, Karen and Lois along with our spouses Sandi, Richard and Steve who share in our loss of a great Uncle
Uncle Jack had a profound influence on many people just by being himself. Mother always shared the news in his and Aunt Jeri's letters with love and pride. As a child he became a larger than life figure to me. When I met him in person I was not disappointed. He will always remain in my heart an exrodinary person who brightened a room just by being there. Gods Blessings to all who love him and especially to Aunt Jeri and my cousins. Love and prayers, Nancy(Nordin) Kauzlarich
Jeri and family:
May Gods loving embrace hold each of you close as you go on each day . May all the loving times with your Husband, Dad, Grandpa and friend brighten your time of grief.
Love from Den and family
Our deepest sympathy to the Jensen family. Tommy,Sandy and Family
We only had the privilege of getting to know John in the later stages of his life. His grace, in the face of unquestionable suffering, is a true testimony to his character & undying spirit. I will remember him as a person of great courage & love for his family.
Still missing you . . . and talking up a good storm about you 8-) Love you!
Pops - Hug Ida, take Whoopie for a walk and then go take Dooley for a ride. A part of you will go to Tevis with me! I am the person I am today because of you
to my uncle John I know that you are in a better place I thank you for all the great years the visits you made to mn to visit your brother Glen and family to auntie we love you miss you and please celebrate uncles life for us as I know he would want our prayers go with you and the rest of our family out there :) keep loving laughing and smiling as that is how Jack would like to celebrate his life with us
Dad, I miss you so much it hurts . . . but I know you are at peace now and for that I am thankful. You are always in my heart, and I can't thank you enough for being you.
To the greatest man ever, Love Jeri
I know you can hear me now when I talk, I know in my heart you are at peace. I love you very much and I miss you. All of us kids do, and so does Mom.
Uncle John, I will miss you and your goofy smile! To the Jensen family, I am sad for your loss - many people enjoyed not just Johns warmth and humor but the great family that you all are. Please take care of each other in this difficult time.
From our family to yours, our heartfelt sorrow for your loss of your warm,friendly and funny Father,Husband and Grandpa.
Our deepest sympathies to the entire Jensen family. Am praying that your memories of Jack/Dad/Grandpa bring you some measure of comfort.
The Lester family in Waconia, MN (DJ (Denni Jo), Jerry, Ben, and Jenna)
My deepest sympathies to the Jensen family. I enjoyed having John as a neighbor and friend. You will be missed dearly.