David James (Dave) Jensen

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    - Clarence Lange
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David (Dave) James Jensen, 77, of Midland, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at his home after a short illness. He was born on May 10, 1935, in Racine, Wis., son of the late Clarence and Josephine (Olson) Jensen. He attended Racine schools, graduating from Washington Park High School in Racine.

Dave married the former Alice Simpelaar on Aug. 11, 1956, in Racine. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin and his master's degree and Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1967 from Purdue University.

Dave worked at The Dow Chemical Co. for 25 years as a chemist and after retirement he taught at Saginaw Valley State University and Delta College. He also enjoyed teaching chemistry and science locally. Dave was a member of the American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi and Toastmasters. He enjoyed gardening and in his younger years spending time at Camp Anokijig in Plymouth,Wis. He was an active member of the Men of Music for over 30 years and enjoyed set and scenery construction.

Dave is survived by his wife, Alice; four sons, Bradford B. (Anne) Jensen, Gregory A. (Laura) Jensenworth, Philip J. (Carolyn) Jensen and Russell D. Jensen; one daughter, Elizabeth C. (David) Hozeska; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Also surviving is one brother, Joseph Jensen of Wisconsin; one sister, Jean (Jerry) Bernhardt of Wisconsin; and one sister-in-law, Dee Jensen of Wisconsin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and Thomas; and one sister, Marjorie Stehlik. A memorial service will take place at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler St. Dave's family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 3 p.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the The Men of Music. Contributions may be made through the Midland Foundation www.waresmithwoolever.com

Published in Midland Daily News from Nov. 26 to Nov. 29, 2012
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