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Donald "Jen-Dog" Howard Jenson, our beloved son, father and friend, passed from this life from a tragic motorcycle accident and was united with his Lord and Savior in Heaven on May 28, 2012.
Don was born in Auburn, California on May 18, 1959 to John Roger and Rita (Birt) Jenson. After graduating in 1977 from Cassville High School, Don enjoyed a successful career in the Automotive Business in the greater Springfield area. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast, talented mechanic and an all around good sportsman. Don never knew a stranger and when he met a friend they were friends for life. He had a heart of gold, an amazing sense of humor and cherished his family and many friends.
He is reunited with his father, John Roger Jenson; his step-father, Don Parkison, M.D.; his niece, Candace Rae Jenson; several uncles and many friends.
He leaves behind his mother, Rita Birt-Parkison; children, Lacey, Justin and Jacob; two grandsons, Bryston and Emmett; two brothers, David Jenson and his children, Lana and Davey and Darryl Jenson and his son, Brandon; four stepsisters and their families, Janet, Sue, Linda, and Beth; he also leaves to mourn his passing his many friends.
A celebration of Don's life will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 1:00 p.m., in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with inurnment to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made for the benefit of Don Jenson's Grandchildren in care of Bank of America, 2540 East Sunshine Street Springfield, MO 65804 or to Missouri Bikers Against Child Abuse, PO BOX 231, Conway, MO 65632. Online condolences can be left at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.
Published in the News-Leader from May 31 to June 2, 2012