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Frederick Jensen

November 14, 1922 — September 7, 2009

Fred Jensen, 86, rural Kensington, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral service is 11:00 am Friday, Sept. 11, Messiah Lutheran Church, Hoffman, Pastor Steve Olson officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 pm Friday, Terrace Lawn Cemetery, Montevideo. Visitation is 5-7 Thursday at the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Hoffman and resumes one hour before the service on Friday morning at the church. Frederick Jens Jensen was born on November 14, 1922, near Cottonwood, Minnesota, to Frode and Paulina (Klukas) Jensen. They lived north of Balaton and moved to Montevideo in 1928. He was confirmed in 1936 at Mt. Olive English Lutheran Church and graduated from Montevideo High School in 1940. Fred enlisted in the US Navy in 1942 and served through 1946. He also served from 1951 to 1952 aboard the U.S.S. Leonard F. Mason during the Korean Conflict. Fred married Belva Abbot in Orange, Texas; they were later divorced. On August 18, 1951, he married Mabel Kruse in Montevideo. Fred worked for over 30 years at Monte Sheet Metal. After retirement, Fred and Mabel moved to a home on Red Rock Lake near Kensington in 1982. He was an Eagle Scout, a life member of the VFW, American Legion and DAV, a member of the state champion Drum and Bugle Corp, and a member of the Montevideo Fire Department for 20 years. After their move to the lake, Fred became a member of the Kensington American Legion, and they became members of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman. He is survived by his wife Mabel; three sons, Darius, Duane and Don; one daughter, Diane; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one brother, Doug Jensen; and one sister, Margretta Allickson. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie, and his parents.

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