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Jerrold Arthur "Jerry" Jensen


1939 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Jerrold Arthur "Jerry" Jensen Obituary
Jensen, Jerrold "Jerry" Arthur
Jerrold (Jerry) Arthur Jensen received the crown of life from Jesus Christ on November 6, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Jerry Jensen was born in Spencer, Iowa on August 15, 1939, the only child of Arthur and Esther Jensen. He graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, where he met his wife of 54 years, Karen Finch. They were married on May 5, 1962. He and his family were residents of Phoenix, AZ for 45 years. He retired in 2010, after an insurance career that spanned nearly 50 years. He was a member of the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Society. Jerry is survived by his wife Karen, children Kathy (Eric) Freitag, Kris (Dan) King, and Jefrey (Paige) Jensen. He was grandpa (aka Papa and Pop-Pop) to Nicholas (Ashley) Jensen, Sarah and Jake Freitag, Noah and Micah Jensen, Sorina (Chris) Meyer, and Sarah (Nick) Kaser. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren, as well as several cousins and nieces. He was a devoted member of St. Mark Lutheran Church for 44 years. He enjoyed traveling, camping, white water rafting, and a good game of cards. Services will be held on November 12, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 3030 E. Thunderbird Road, Phoenix, AZ, 85032. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the St. Mark Lutheran Church building fund. Shadow Mountain Mortuary assisted with arrangements.
Published in The Arizona Republic from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2016
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