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“"Haggar" will always have a soft spot in my heart. His smile could make the sun shine in March! I hadn't seen him for 30 plus years, and when I did...Read More »
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“My sympathy to the family of Donald Edwin Jenson,I am sad by news of your father and grandfather passing aways so suddenly you all have my Sympathy...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Donald Larson - Wells, MN

“I'm so sorry for your loss. He was always fun and happy. My sympathy to the whole family. I would attend the funeral but am out of state. ”
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“So sorry to read of your fathers death. Am so sorry that I can't make it to the funeral but my thoughts & Prayers be with you & the family now & in...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Karen Ulrich - Armstrong, IA

“So sorry for your loss! What a great guy! Always enjoy visiting when I come home to see mom and dad. ”
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Donald Edwin Jensen, age 79 of Albert Lea, MN formerly of Kiester, passed away on February 24, 2019 at St John's Woodlands in Albert lea, MN. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, March 4, 2019 at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN. Visitation at be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials preferred to Farming of Yesteryear.

Don was born and baptized at home in Freeborn County on October 11, 1939 to Edwin and Ruby (Thisius) Jensen. He graduated from Kiester High School in 1958. Don and Karen Janzig were married August 27, 1958 and they made Kiester their home for 59 years. Don was an over the road truck driver for various companies and retired in 2004. He and Karen enjoyed camping, wintering in Sierra, AZ, trips and cruises to Alaska, Panama Canal, Caribbean, Hawaii, many places in the USA and the last few years in Bayport, AL. Don was active in city council and enjoyed being active with Farming of Yesteryear. He was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Kiester. He and Karen moved into Albert Lea in 2017 and enjoyed meeting new friends and taking many road trips. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Don is survived by his wife Karen of 60 years; his children: Mike Jensen of Lawler, IA, Ranae (JR) Myer of Sparta, WI, Roxanne (Troy) Krautbauer of Janesville, MN, Rita (Bill) Schutter of Leland, IA, and Marcus (Angie) Jensen of Forest City, IA. Eight Grandchildren: Lisa (Daymond) Ramsey, Jen (Jake) Weisser, Zakkery Reese, Ethan (Samantha) Schutter, Haley Schutter, Tanner Jensen, Spencer Jensen, and Kayler Jensen. Four step-grandchildren: Tanner Greenwood, Drew Greenwood, Madison Krautbauer, David Myer and 6 great-grandchildren. Brother Dale Jensen (Pat) and sister Jan Berry, brothers-in-law: Clifford Buendorf, Jerry (Lori) Janzig, Jonathan (Tami) Janzig and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother Edwin and Ruby Jensen, step-mother Jeanette Jensen, daughter Rhonda Mattick, father-in-law, John Janzig II, mother-in-law, Anita Janzig, sister-in-law, Vernita Buendorf, brother-in-law, Darrell Berry, and brother-in-law, John Janzig III.