In Memory of

Alfred E. Jensen

May 10, 1923 - April 22, 2013
Alfred Emilius Jensen, the son of Danish immigrants, Jens and Gerda (Magnussen) Jensen, was born in Hartley, IA on May 10, 1923. His early childhood years were spent mainly in the Sutherland, IA area. He graduated from Sutherland High School in 1941. He proudly served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 - 1945. On June 24, 1949, he was united in marriage to Betty Fogelman. They raised their family in Sutherland. Al worked at several jobs over the years, including the Sutherland Cooperative Elevator, owned & operated Al's Champlin Station in Sutherland, worked at H & N Service Station in Paullina, and retired from the O'Brien County Road Maintenance Dept. in 1983. He like to call himself a 'Jack of all trades-master of none', when in reality, he could fix almost anything. In his earlier days he was a member of Sutherland's semi-pro football team. He later enjoyed golfing and fishing, and the two belonged to both dance and card club. He was a life-long member of the Sutherland United Methodist Church. After living in Sutherland for most of their married life, Al and Betty moved to Paullina, IA in 2001, and then to The Manor in Sanborn, IA in late 2012. On April 3, 2013, they became residents at Prairie View Nursing Home in Sanborn. He passed away there on April 22, 2013, at age 89. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Sherri and her husband Tom Nelson, grandson Todd Nelson, Great-grandson Damen Dau, and four sisters, Else, Verna, Ulla and Sonja. Left to cherish his memory is Betty, his wife of 63 years; their children, Julie (Dennis) Dau of Granville, IA, Dale (Janelle) Jensen of Independence, MO, Andrea (Joel) Orthmann of Marcus, IA, and Jim (Dawn) Jensen of Sutherland; 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Jensen of Largo, FL and 2 brothers, John (Helen) Jensen of Spirit Lake, IA and Paul Jensen of Sutherland; in-laws Burdette and Faith Fogelman of Webb, IA; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. SATURDAY, April 27, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Sutherland.
Pastor Kwang Song David Orthmann
Visitation will be AT THE CHURCH on THURSDAY, April 25th from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. The family will be present at this time.
"How Great Thou Art" "In the Garden" by the congregation "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" by Joel and Andrea Orthmann "Amazing Grace" by Andrea Orthmann and Lindsay DeKok
Waterman Cemetery Sutherland, Iowa


Friday, April 26, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Our condolences to the rest of our extended family in the loss of Great-Uncle Al. He was truly a great man and will be missed and forever loved by all. May he now live eternally in heaven with our Lord and watch over us all till our time. Melissa (Huckaby)Endres and sons”
- Melissa M Endres
Friday, April 26, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Our sympathy to your families in the loss of your dear father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Randy and Sandy (Nielsen) Pritts
Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Andrea & family. Our sympathy in the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.”
- Shirley & Fred Sorenssen
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Andrea and family,so sorry about your Dad!He was a wonderful person I'm so glad I got to see him in the hospital last month!Please know my prayers are with all of you.”
- peggy palm
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Al. I am forever grateful that I was able to visit Uncle Al and Aunt Betty last August. You are all in my heart with many loving thoughts. My Spirit and Soul will be with you on Saturday. All my love and many hugs, your niece and cousin, Linda Branscomb ”
- Linda L Branscomb
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“My uncle was one of the sweetest and most gentle people I know. He will be very much missed. My heart goes out to Aunt Betty and all in his immediate family.”
- Judy Meredith
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I was sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.”
- Dave Watterson
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. We have good memories of Uncle Al at Verna's family dinners. May God hold you in His loving arms. Denny & Family”
- Dennis W. Meredith
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Andrea My condolences go out to you and your families. We appreciate your help at Greenwoods with our mother.Peace be with you.
- Dorothy Jenness families, Margaret Corzilius
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“i am so sorry for the passing i have so manny good memories of growing up with your family please take care love joe”
- joe a elsbury
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Condolences to all of the Jensen family. Al was a very kind man.”
- Dale and Linda Opdahl
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear about Al - my deepest condolences to you all”
- Sue Lange
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