Glen V. Jensen

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Glen V. Jensen, 87, peacefully passed away in his sleep July 25, 2018, at his Machickanee cottage as his vigilant daughter Wendy heard his last breath. He now joins his parents, many siblings and ancestors in the everlasting beyond. His father, Arthur “Dane” O. Jensen, assisted his wife, Margaret L. (Ulrich) Jensen, at their home farm in his birth on March 10, 1931, at Town of Mayville, Dorchester, Wisconsin. He was one of 15 children.

Living siblings: Bruce Jensen, Vera Thorson, Audrey Cypher, Gene Jensen, Sandy Jensen and Dean Jensen.

Deceased siblings: Valgene, Lydia, Marvin, Beaulah Fischer, Charlene Hundrieser, Donna Goesl, Verna Meyer and Marilyn Meyer.

A graveside memorial with Glen’s cremated remains was held at Pine Hill Cemetery, Pine Road, Curtiss, Clark County, on July 29, 2018, at 3 p.m. At the funeral, Military Honors respected his four years of U.S. Navy foreign sea duty (January 1950 to December 1953). He served as the volunteer historian and reunion organizer for the USS Sarasota Association.

Glen was a graduate of Dorchester (Wisconsin) High School and earned a Business Management Certification at Carroll College. He worked 37 years at Broan Manufacturing, Hartford, where he rose from spot welder to welding foreman to design engineer to customer service and, finally, tech support. He retired in 1993 with his wife, Mary Beth (Noonan) Jensen, BFA, MS, whom he married 45 years ago, July 21, 1973. Mary Beth, a retired school principal, was born in Oconto. She is the daughter of deceased parents Robert Herald Noonan (born Oconto 1912) and Mary Melvina Werts (born Russell, Lucas County, Iowa, 1911), both having met while teaching at Oconto High School in 1939.

Glen had four children with his previous wife until 1969, Norene M. (Lueth) Jensen: Tami M. Ritt of Huson, Montana (Phillips, three children, then Ritt, one child); Michael G. Jensen of Greenfield (Patti, 13 children, then Judy, no children); Wendy R. Jensen of Mauston (Vasil, one child, then Dodd, two children); and Eric A. Jensen of Henrietta, Oklahoma (Jenny, no children). In all, 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mary Beth and Glen had no children together. She helped to raise his younger three children from ages 6, 10 and 13.

Glen was a life member of the VFW, affiliating with the Hartford, then Colby, posts. He loved sailing the Mediterranean and foreign naval ports as Radioman 2nd Class Petty Officer, USN.

His interests in later life included: hunting, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, pontooning, playing Nickel Down, computer work, photography, traveling and many home-improvement projects (particularly decks overlooking the Machickanee Flowage).

Special thanks and blessings go to the staff at the VA, Prevea, Unity Hospice, neighbors Jeff & Barb Schullo, Lydia & Nelson Martinez, and daughters Tami and Wendy for all of their love, assistance and support in Glen’s remaining days here on earth.

Rather than gifts and flowers to the family, his wife suggests “paying it forward” to someone in need, particularly the veterans, the homeless…and those lost and forgotten.