RICHARD LEE JENSEN D.O.
Born February 2, 1933 to Bertha M. Messinger (Theodore Jensen). Graduated Monroe High School in 1951, married Oneta Dinges June 10, 1951. Graduated Iowa Wesleyan College in 1955, graduated from Chicago College Osteopathic Medicine in 1958. Completed two residencies Obstetrics/Gynecology and General Surgery. He was in private practice from 1967 to 2012. Served the state as President of the Illinois Osteopathic Medical Society, chief of staff of Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital twice, service as a delegate to the American Osteopathic Association for many years, served the AOA as hospital inspector for several years, active in Boy Scouts of America. Preceded in death by his step-father Ray Askey, mother Bertha Askey, father Theodore Jensen, and brother John Robert Askey. He is survived by his wife Oneta, children Jerry L (Jill) of Crete, IL, Donna C (Tom Wallis) of Macomb, IL, and William V (Susan) of Deerfield Beach, FL; four grandchildren Jeffrey (Rachel), Sandra (Zach), Julie (John) and Andrew (Ellen); great granddaughter Leah Marian Jensen. Three half brothers Neil (Sharon), Gary (Ann), and Dean (Brenda) Jensen and one sister Donna Anderson (Dan); 13 nieces and nephews, 22 great nieces and nephews and many great great nieces and nephews. During his lifetime he enjoyed model airplane flying, traveling by motor home, automobile or airplane and he was able to travel throughout the United States, Hawaii, Alaska, Newfoundland, England, Scotland, Ireland, Denmark, Germany, Holland, France and Italy. One of the interesting trips was to South Africa where the family toured by car and trailer. His hobbies were model trains and antique automobiles. Cremation with remains in Orangeville Cemetery. There will not be a visitation or service at his request.
Memorials to Jerry L. Jensen, D.O. (Donations will go to the OMM Department-Richard Jensen, D.O. Scholarship Fund for OMM Scholars), 15525 South Park Ave, Suite #113, South Holland IL, 60473, or to Iowa Wesleyan College. Mt Pleasant, IA.Read More