Karl A. Jensen

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RACINE - Karl A. Jensen, 83, passed away at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital- All Saints, on Monday, April 28, 2014, with his loving family at his side. Karl was born in Racine on July 13, 1930, the son of the late Jens and Anna (nee: Nielsen) Jensen. Karl served his country with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, and was awarded a Purple Heart. On August 28, 1954, he was united in marriage to the former Marilyn Kinney. He had served Racine County as a deputy sheriff for over 27 years retiring in 1989. Karl was a security guard at Piggly Wiggly on Spring Street, and enjoyed playing in several schafskopf clubs. He and Marilyn were very proud of the family that they raised. Karl loved life and lived it fully. He was a very out-going people person who touched many hearts. He will be missed by all who knew him. He was the loving husband of Marilyn, proud father of; Laurie Jensen, of Racine, Peggy (Dan) Peeper, of Waterford, and Scott (Karen) Jensen, of Houston, TX; 7 grandchildren, Tim (Lindsey) Mikulance, Shana Mikulance, Alex Peeper, Becky Peeper, Shelbey Scardino, Brant Jensen, and Bryce Jensen, brother, Edward Jensen, of Houston, TX; and sister, Mary Volz, of College Station, TX. His nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Karl was preceded in death by his daughter, Jill Ruffolo, brother, Martin Jensen, sister, Margaret Jensen, sister-in-law, Carol Jensen and brother-in-law, Dr. Richard Volz. The family would also like to offer a special thank you to Ron Eckert, who was like a son to Karl and Marilyn, for all his help and support especially during this difficult time. His funeral service, with full military honors, will be held in the funeral home on Friday, May 2nd, at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Mark R. Jones officiating. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Friday, from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Private burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery Hwy 32. The family has suggested memorials to the , St. Catherine’s High School, or . DRAEGER-LANGENDORF FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY 4600 County Line Rd. 552-9000

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4600 County Line Rd.
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 552-9000
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Published in Racine Journal Times from May 1 to May 2, 2014
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