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Ernest Robert Jensen II


1943 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Ernest Robert Jensen II Obituary
Jensen II, Ernest Robert SAN DIEGO -- Ernest Robert Jensen II was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident Friday, June 27, 2014, in San Diego, California. This unexpected event has devastated his wife, children, grandchildren, family and friends. Ernie was born July 8, 1943, in Washington, D. C., to parents Ernest and Faye Jensen. He lived the majority of his life in Southern California, but spent some of his high school years in Eastern Oregon where he graduated from Vale High School in 1961. He deferred college to enter into the U. S. Navy. Ernie graduated from boot camp at the U. S. Naval Training Center in San Diego with the highest honors as Honor Man and Recruit Chief Petty Officer of Company 61-258. He declined OCS to pursue education in cryptography and electronics. Most of his time in the Navy was spent in Scotland with Naval Security. Upon returning stateside, Ernie pursued his education, graduating from California State University Long Beach with a BS in Electronics and an MS in Marketing. He began working at McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach and went on to have a successful career in developing new electronics technology and data communications. After many years at Pulse Engineering in San Diego, he joined Valor Electronics where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technologist and eventually served as President. Ernie and Sandi Jensen established MAGCON to bring new technology and advanced product development to the RF/LAN data communications industry. While MAGCON was located in Poway, California, they had worldwide customers and suppliers. Upon retirement, Ernie enjoyed travel with Sandi and their many friends. He also enjoyed playing golf and bridge with friends. His true passion was riding his motorcycle. He road military motorcycle honor guard for several funerals of friends and veterans. He made several cross-country trips in Run for the Wall which culminates in Washington, D.C. every Memorial Day for Rolling Thunder, where over 1 million people honor Veterans, POWs and MIAs. He actively encouraged any efforts that supported veterans and the active military. Ernie is survived by Sandi, his wife of 25 years, his mother, Mona Peppard Jensen, sister Patricia (Michael) Nelson, sister-in-law Pauline Allen, and his six children: Christy (Jim) Giles, Jennifer (Bronc) Walker, Angela (Klayton) Duin, Laura Jensen, Susan (Jim) Kohl, Jim (Sarah) Shevlin. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren. Ernie had the blessing of being present at the birth of the last grandchildren (twins) born on June 9, 2014. In addition, he is survived by many nieces, nephews and beloved friends. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 1:30pm, at Cornerstone Church of Poway, 13617 Midland Road, Poway. Arrangements are being made by Alhiser-Comer Mortuary, 225 So. Broadway, Escondido. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or any worthy Veteran's organization.
Published in U-T San Diego on July 6, 2014
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