Luvern Jensen, 1938-2016

Published 9:04 am Friday, July 8, 2016

A gathering of family and friends for Luvern Jensen, 78, of Albert Lea will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Bayview/ Freeborn Funeral Home. Online condolences are welcome at

Luvern Jensen

Luvern Jensen

Luvern died Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Luvern C. Jensen was born July 6, 1938, in Albert Lea, the son of Nels and Thornie (Sorbo) Jensen. He graduated from Albert Lea High School and worked at Streater for 34 years.  Luvern owned and operated Nellie’s Card Shop. He was always collecting most anything to use or sell. He enjoyed going to the Knights of Columbus, was a member of the Eagles Club and provided ride services for many years. He was an avid Vikings fan.

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Luvern is survived by his children Mitch (Donna) Jensen, Matt (Sandy) Jensen, Deb (Ron Sickels) Lestrud and Bill Jensen, all of Albert Lea; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Marie Hanson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Luvern was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents; life-long partner, Nellie Amsrud; former wife, Delores; brother, James Jensen, in infancy; and sister, Nylene Jensen.