Louis Jensen


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Posted Online: June 26, 2008, 6:19 pm
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Louis F. Jensen, 87, of Dubuque, Iowa, died Tuesday, June 24, 2008, surrounded by his family at his home.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home, 3860 Asbury Road, Dubuque. Services will be 10 a.m. on Monday, June 30, at Arbor Oaks Bible Chapel, 2843 John F. Kennedy Road, Dubuque, where friends may call from 9 until 9:45 a.m. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, where military honors will be accorded. Memorials may be made to Evangelical Covenant Church of America Foreign Missions -- Japan.

Louis was born Jan. 23, 1921, in Mason City, Iowa, the son of Nels and Tone Heimdal Jensen. He married Iris Davis on July 18, 1945, in Des Moines.

Louis began his post high school education at Moody Bible Institute in 1941. During his final semester at Moody, he was drafted into the United States Army. He served his country during World War II until his honorable discharge on Nov. 14, 1945. He continued his education, graduating from Augsburg College in Minneapolis and then from North Park Seminary in Chicago in 1949. He was ordained to the ministry in the Evangelical Covenant Church of America.

With his wife Iris by his side, he served as a missionary in Tokyo, Japan until 1968. Louis ministered to churches in Michigan, Illinois, Nebraska and Iowa. He is fondly remembered by all who knew him as a beloved pastor, missionary and teacher.

He loved athletics of all kinds including golf, ice skating, baseball and football. He played golf and downhill skied into his 80s. He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Cubs.

He is survived by his loving wife, Iris Jensen, Dubuque; and his five children, Patricia (Dave) Fogle, Hemet, Calif., Paul (Sharon) Jensen, Dubuque, Ruth (Dale) Zschoche, Canton, Mo., Rebecca Sample, Hampton, and Philip (Christine) Jensen, Dubuque. Louis and Iris have 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He also is survived by three sisters, Sue (Marlin) Enns, San Diego, Calif., Amy (Eddie) Hill, Rincon, Ga., and Helen (Dick) Myhre, Centerville, Va.; and one brother, Carl (Beverly) Jensen, Minneapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Edward Jensen.

The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice of Dubuque, Dr. Joseph Compton, and Dr. Ronald Schope at Dubuque Internal Medicine for the care and compassion they gave to Louis and his family during his illness.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hoffmannschneiderfuneralhomes.com.














 




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