John Lewis Jensen

St. Paul, Minn.

John Lewis Jensen, 91, of St. Paul, Minn. died June 6, 2013. Memorial services were held Tuesday, June 11 in the Lutheran Church of Peace at Maplewood, Minn. Interment was at Ft. Snelling.
John Jensen was born March 9, 1922 on a farm in Aurora County to Clifford and Nellie (Heggen) Jensen. He was a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Civil Engineering.
He entered the U.S. Navy in 1943 and was honorably discharged in 1946 with the rank of Ensign. He then worked for the Pollock Stockton Shipbuilding Co. in the Philippines and Hawaii for two years and then the St. Paul Union Depot Co. and Minnesota Transfer Railway Co. until retirement in 1985.        He was united in marriage to Barbara Henningsgaard in 1947.
John held numerous church offices and was a Sunday school teacher for 25 years. He was past president of the Midway Civic Club of St. Paul and of the Northwest Maintenance of the Way Club.
John is survived by his loving wife, Barb, of 65 years; children, Eloise (Douglas) Griffith, Gail (Dennis) Gremel, Philip, Clifford and Roger (Cheryl); eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Marian (Andy) Andersen and Ardis Grace; brothers, Willis (Diane) Jensen, Bob (Ruth) Jensen and Leslie (Mary Louise) Jensen; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lloyd; two infant sisters and a daughter-in-law, Emory.

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