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Kenneth Warren JensenMemorial services for Kenneth W. Jensen, age 79, of Albert Lea, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Ascension Lutheran Church. Rev. Mark Boorsma will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery at a later date. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Kenneth died Thursday, March 24, 2016 at St. Johnâs Lutheran Community.
Kenneth W. Jensen was born January 24, 1937, the son of Christian and Esther (Neist) Jensen in Albert Lea. A 1955 graduate of Albert Lea High School, he went on to earn a degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato. On July 3, 1960, Kenneth was united in marriage to Cynthia Kietzer. Kenneth owned his own tool and die making business for over 30 years, which his son now owns. He was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church and the Yâs Men Club. Kenneth enjoyed spending time with his family, building boats and time at the lake, along with studying the stock market.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Cindy; daughter and family, Kim and Brian Pfieffer and their children Elizabeth and Emily; son and family, Kyle and Sara Jensen and their children Jacob and Kayla; sister, Vera Nelson and several nieces and nephews.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert Jensen.
Both Kenny and you have been good friends of mine and I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Please take care of you during this time of mourning. My thoughts are with you and hope you are taking care.
Karen O'Byrne Apr 6 2016 12:00 AM
Cindy, Kyle and family,
I have so many good memories of Kenny. He was my first boss, at Jensen's Die and Stamping. He hired me when I was 17 years old in 1992, and kept me there during the summers until I was 21, through college. To this day, I still have an appreciation for Brown & Sharp tooling, and the DSMA. I made a lot of parts with that machine! (The lemon and the peach were fun too).
Cole Anderson Mar 27 2016 12:00 AM
Cindy and family - we are so sorry to hear of Kenneth's passing. We have you in our thoughts and prayers and wish you peace. Carole & Archie
Archie & Carole Nelson Mar 27 2016 12:00 AM
I WAS KENS BANK TELLER AT NORWEST FOR MANY YEARS AND I LOVED HIM.....HE ALWAYS KNEW ME AND SO DID YOU CINDY. I WAS HONORED TO HAVE KNOWN HIM....HE WAS ONE NEAT GUY. SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
RITA ANDERSEN Mar 25 2016 12:00 AM
In grade school kids were happy if they were in the same class as Kenny & I. That's because we shared January 24th as our birthday, and tradition said you had to bring treats for everyone on your birthday. I always brought cookies from my grandparent's grocery store, Kenny brought the "dixie cups" (ice cream) from his parent's dairy. Rest in peace, classmate, and sympathy to Ken's family.
Marlys Webber Mar 25 2016 12:00 AM
Oh, all the New Year's Eve adventures! Growing up knowing Kenny was an absolute delight. Such an incredibly fun spirit. We send great love to Cynthia, Kim, Kyle, and their families and wish you peace in the days ahead.
Kendra Whinnery and Family Mar 25 2016 12:00 AM