Gordon Jensen

Gordon Lars Jenson, 85, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Humboldt, South Dakota.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Humboldt, South Dakota.  The family will be present for visitation from 5-7 p.m. with the wake service and rosary beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24also at St. Ann’s.

Gordon Lars Jensen, son of Lars and Benna (Mortensen) Jensen, was born on March 24, 1931, in Bassano, Alberta, Canada.  Gordon was united in marriage with Sophie Lillian Tkacik on Sept. 1, 1954 in Leedale, Alberta, Canada.  The couple moved to Billings, Montana with their six children in 1967.  They moved to the Humboldt, South Dakota area in 1972.  Gordon and Sophie became citizens of The United States in 1975. 

Gordon’s life was his family and the family business, N-Rich Plant Food Inc.  He was active in the business every day, starting with morning coffee and rolling dice.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends playing a rousing game of cards, dice, cribbage, marbles, and especially the old country game of Hola.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 62 years, Sophie Lillian (Tkacik) Jensen, children Deborah (Verlyn) Letsche of Humboldt, Karen (Mark) Willers of Beaver Creek, Daniel (Jodi) Jensen of Humboldt, Christopher (Cheryl) Jensen of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Rita Jensen Herreid of Sioux Falls, and Richard (Lori) Jensen of Humboldt, his grandchildren, Brad (Cate) Willers, Kayla (Kevin) Jackson, Matthew Jensen, Patricia (Matt Doyle) Willers, Kyle (Laura) Jensen, Nicole (Kyle) Woodley, Kimberly (fiance Michael) Graff, Brooke Jensen, Natalie (fiance Zach) Willers, Michael (fiance Rachel) Jensen, Whitney (fiance Austin) Graff, Eric Meinke, Brendan Jensen; his great grandchildren, Payton and Marcus Jensen, Hannah, Emmett, and Felicity Woodley, Lillian and Owen Willers; and sister Lois Anderson of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Gordon is also survived by many nieces and nephews in the U.S. and Canada.

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Kenneth, Raymond and his wife, Lorna, and Ivan and his wife, Joyce, and his sister Lois’s husband Archie Anderson.  Gordon was also preceded in death by many close relatives and friends.

Gordon was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church of Humboldt, and the Knights of Columbus.

Memorials may be sent to The Humboldt Volunteer Fire Department and EMT or the Knights of Columbus.

Arrangements were by Miller Funeral Home of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, www.millerfh.com.

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