Waterloo/Fayette - Robert Henry Jensen, 78, of 2870 Knight Rd., died Sunday (March 31, 2013) in the home he made with his son and daughter-in-law Phil and Connie.
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Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday (April 5) at Coe-Genung Funeral Home in Waterloo. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday (April 6) at the funeral home. Rev. William Dorow, pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Waterloo.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to
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Robert was born Dec. 25, 1934 in Penn Yan, the son of Henry T. and Madeline E. Dithlefsen Jensen. He was a 1953 graduate of Waterloo High School. He owned and operated Ro-Jen Farms for many years. While farming he also was employed with Agway in Geneva and a DHIA milk tester. He was a lifelong member of Seneca County Farm Bureau.
He is survived by sons, Philip (Connie) Jensen of Waterloo and Kevin (Sherry) Jensen of Norwich; daughters, Barbara Jensen of Cohoes and Sandra (fiance, Kevin Myers) Jensen of Ithaca; grandchildren, Jacquelynne Hirschler, Nicole (Mario) Chiclana, Paul (Ashley) Norcott, Adam R. Jensen, and Alex E. Jensen; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Walter (Sally) Jensen of Owego and Frederick (Lillian) Jensen of Water loo; sisters, Norma (Daniel) Kelly of Ballston Spa, Evelyn Panebianco of Chittenago, and Laura Betty Jensen-Currie of San Antonio, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, whom he married May 18, 1963, Joyce L. Cobb Jensen, who died Sept. 10, 2003 and a daughter, Jacquelyne Jensen.
Condolences for the family may be sent to coegenungfuneralhome. com.
Coe-Genung Funeral Home
46 West Main Street
Waterloo, NY 13165
Published in Finger Lakes Times from Apr. 2 to Apr. 3, 2013