John C. Jensen, 89, of Dell Rapids, SD (formerly of Sioux Falls, SD) died Friday, July 10, 2015. His funeral service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 15 at George Boom Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Sioux Falls, with burial at Hills of Rest Memorial Park. Visitation begins at 5:00 PM Tuesday, July 14 at the funeral home, where the family will greet friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Condolences may be left at www.georgeboom.com.
John C. Jensen, son of Lydia Techau, was born June 29, 1926 in Fulda, MN. He grew up in Worthington, MN and worked as a farmhand.
At the age of 17, John entered the U.S. Navy on September 13, 1943 at NTS Farragut, ID. He served during World War II. He was honorably discharged on December 20, 1945 at San Francisco, CA.
After being discharged, John returned home to Worthington. It was there he met the love of his life, Shirley Lou Corey. John and Shirley were united in marriage on July 15, 1950. The couple moved to Sioux Falls, SD in 1952. John began his career in trucking and established his own trucking company. The couple moved to their country home near Renner, SD in 1980. They enjoyed living there for 30 years.
John moved to Dell Rapids, SD in 2014 to be closer to his family. John enjoyed fishing, hunting and buying cars. He also cherished his family and spending time with them.
Grateful for having shared his life are four children, Roxie Blanchar, Dell Rapids, SD, Barry Jensen and his wife, Carla, Vermillion, SD, Becky Jensen, Vermillion, SD, Jodi Jensen, Sioux Falls, SD; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. John was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, on June 30, 2012; and his parents.