Virgil W. Jensen, age 88, of Kingsley, formerly of Cushing, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the Kingsley Specialty Care of Kingsley. A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 10:30 AM at the St. John Lutheran Church of Cushing with Rev. Tami Groth officiating. Burial will be at the Cushing Cemetery of Cushing with military rites conducted by the F. Roger Baumann Post #624. A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville.
Virgil W. Jensen was born October 12, 1930 to August and Esther (Ericksen) Jensen in Holstein, Iowa. He graduated from Holstein High School in 1948. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.
On January 18, 1953 he was united in marriage to Jean Grell. The couple farmed north of Cushing until his retirement in 2001. In June of 2004 the couple purchased a home in Kingsley and he lived out his years there.
Virgil was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Holstein, then later became a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Cushing. He served on the church council for several years. He was a member of the American Legion where he served as a past commander.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jean; four children, Marcia of Storm Lake, IA, Brenda of Sioux City, IA, Brent (Cheryl) of Lawton, IA and Brian (Loyanne) of Lawton, IA; four grandchildren, Brittney Jensen, Alex Jensen, Ben Jensen and Sophia Jensen. He is also survived by his sister, Loretta Rath of Aurelia, IA; brother, Roger (Sylvia) Jensen of Sac City, IA; sister-in-law, JoAnn Friedrichsen of Holstein, IA; and a brother-in-law Tom (Shirley) Conover of Holstein, IA; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Jensen; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Conover and Dorothy Grell; and brothers-in-law, LaVerne Grell, Orville Friedrichsen and Vernon Rath.
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