Terrance Jensen, 1938-2019
Published 1:00 am Saturday, December 28, 2019
Memorial services for Terry M. Jensen will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Lutheran Church chapel in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Friends may visit with family one hour before services at the church. Military Honors will be accorded by Albert Lea veterans organizations. Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea is assisting the family.
Terry died peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community. He was 81.
Terrance “Terry” M. Jensen was born Oct. 27, 1938, the son of Myrlin and Frieda (Kleinschrodt) Jensen. He graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1957 and then served his country for four years in the U.S. Navy.
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He met the love of his life, Sue Christensen, and they married in 1961. They were blessed with three children, Robin, Debbie and Allen.
He worked at Streater for a few years, and then took over ownership and operation of First and Last Chance Liquor in Albert Lea. When he sold and retired, he worked for Slifka Sales to keep active in his retirement years.
In his younger years he was very active in bowling and softball. Terry was an avid sports fan, always supporting the Minnesota Vikings. He spent many years enjoying his family with many activities and loved being with them. Terry loved being surrounded by family and so enjoyed the fun of it all.
Terry will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 58 years, Sue; his children Robin (Missi) Jensen of Faribault, Debbie (Matt) Minear of Walters and Allen (Julie) Jensen of Alden; grandchildren Darrin (Amanda Kolling) Jensen and daughters Lenyx, Leightyn and Evelyn of Faribault, Adam (Dani) Jensen of Faribault, Jacob (Alexis) Odden and son, Oliver, of Jacksonville, Florida, and Derek Minear of Albert Lea; brother, Doug Jensen (Terry), of Albert Lea; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Lola Del (Wes) Hanson of Osseo, Phyllis Becker of Grand Rapids, Ron (Darlene) Christensen of Lincoln, Nebraska, Bev (Wayne) Rietema of Kanawha, Iowa, and Nancy (Roy) Branton of Poynette, Wisconsin; and many nieces and nephews.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents and parents-in-law.