Arnold "Arnie" Jensen

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Born April 17, 1928, in Spring Valley, Arnold "Arnie" Jacob Jensen died at home with family on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017.

Arnie was born to Jacob and Esther (Hinze) Jensen and grew up on a farm just outside Rochester with his two brothers and three sisters. He attended Rochester High School before his entrepreneurial spirit led him into the workplace as a truck driver. He owned and operated Arnie's Tavern in Mazeppa and Jensen's Market in Rochester before living out the rest of his working years as a masonry contractor, Arnie Jensen Masonry, specializing in laying block, stone, and brick.

On April 18, 1948, he married Marilyn Farmer, and they were married for 69 years before his beloved preceded him to heaven on June 1, 2017.

Arnie is survived by his brother, Robert E.; sister, Mary (Agnes) Senst; children, Judy (Dennis) Hilken, of Bakersfield, Calif., Janice Jensen, of Rochester, Kathy Johnson, of Rochester, Nancy (Bryce) Rothwell, of Eau Claire, Wis.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by infant son, John; son, Michael; wife, Marilyn; brothers, Glen and Gary; sister, Alice Wirth; half sister, Anne Brehmer; and granddaughter, Whitley Thompson.

Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Grace Lutheran Church, 800 E. Silver Lake Drive NE, Rochester, followed by a worship service celebrating God's grace in his life at 11 a.m. officiated by his grandson, the Rev. Brad Jensen, son-in-law, the Rev. Dennis Hilken, and the Rev. Gregory Heidorn. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Rochester.


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Grace Lutheran Church
800 E Silver Lake Dr NE
Rochester, MN 55906
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Published in The Post-Bulletin on Nov. 30, 2017