Dennis Jensen

October 24, 2015

Dennis Jensen

Funeral Mass: Will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 10:30 a.m. at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Greenfield with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery. Bishop Robert Gruss will officiate the mass.  A luncheon will follow the burial at the church. 

Open Visitation: Will be held on Monday, November 2nd at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Greenfield from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Monday evening November 2nd from 6 to 8 p.m. at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Greenfield. 

Memorials: To the Denny Jensen memorial fund to be established by the family at a later date.

Dennis Lee Jensen was born July 21, 1944, the son of Ralph and Hazel (Plymesser) Jensen in Greenfield, Iowa. He passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at the J.R. Bowman Hospice Home in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 71.

Denny grew up in Greenfield and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1962. He attended colleges in Iowa and Missouri. On February 5, 1966, he was united in marriage to Judy Gruss in the St. John’s Catholic Church in Greenfield. To this union two sons were born: Matthew and Michael. They lived in 13 locations and in October of 1996 they moved to Chicago, Illinois. He was a trainee to buyer for K-Mart Corporation for 30 years and was director of import and sourcing for Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc. for 15 years.

Denny was a voracious reader from newspapers to novels. He followed the Chicago Cubs and college football.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Hazel Jensen.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Jensen of Chicago; two sons, Matthew Jensen and wife Traci of Olathe, Kansas and Michael Jensen and wife Tamara of Ellicott City, Maryland; five grandchildren, Luke, Maria, Andres, Kate and Veronica; brother, Steve Jensen and wife Linda of Greenfield; sister, Pam Wiggins and husband Dean of Greenfield; other relatives and friends.

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