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Donald Jensen

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Donald S. Jensen age 85 of Charles City, formerly of Nashua died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at St. Michael's Cemetery, Nashua with military honors by the Nashua V.F.W. Post. Friends may greet the family beginning 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in Nashua. Donald Stuart Jensen was born June 5, 1925, in rural Chickasaw County, IA, near Nashua, Iowa the son of Clarence and Doris Mae (Johnston) Jensen. He received his education in Nashua graduating from the Nashua High School in 1943. Donald immediately began working at the former Oliver Tractor Company in Charles City until he enlisted in the United States Navy on March 1, 1944. He served until being honorably discharged on May 17, 1946. On August 14, 1948, at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Nashua, he married Garland Haag. To this union four children were born. Don stayed working at Oliver until retiring in 1981. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, reading, cooking and spending time with his family. He was a active member of the Nashua V.F.W. Post where he had been Past Commander. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Garland, one son, Larry (Lori) Jensen of Monticello, IA; three daughters, Cindy (Gary) Demro of Faribault, MN, Becky (Ken) Meyer of Mason City, IA and Kathy (Doug) Mayer of Charles City, IA; seven grandchildren, Paul Demro, Maura O’Brien, Dawn Lester, Jeff Mayer, Kari Olson, Abby Jensen and Mitch Jensen; two great grandchildren, William Demro and Jemma Olson; two brothers, Charles Jensen of Nashua, IA and Paul (Barb) Jensen of Nashua, IA; one sister, Myla (Fred) Timmer of Nashua, IA. Donald is preceded in death by his parents; and his sister-in-law, Ada Jane Jensen.

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  1. Garland, Kathy, Doug, Jeff, Kari, and Becky, I’m so sorry to hear about Don. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

  2. Maura & Family, ‘When those we love have left this earth, we still can feel them near. We’ll see a picture, hear a song, and it’s just like they are here. And when we call upon our faith, when we believe and trust, we know the ones we care about are always close to us.’ -Constance Parker Graham We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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