Ronald Allen JensenMay 6, 1939 ~ June 10, 2017 (age 78)
A “Celebration of Life” interment service will be held in honor of Ron and Geri on Friday, September 8, 2017 beginning with a family and friend gathering at the American Legion in Alden, MN at Noon, funeral procession and interment at the Alden Cemetery at 1 p.m., followed by a luncheon and fellowship at the Alden American Legion.
Ron and his wife Geri were married for more than 60 years, a milestone and standard they were very proud of.
Ron and Geri are survived by their children Susan (Gary) Zimmerman and Faith (Patrick) Dickey; grandchildren: Stephanie, Travis, Jeremy, Shawna, TJ and Tim, great grandchildren: Tyler, Allison, Bryce, Mia, Stella, Kole, Diego, Chaz, Gabriel and Isaac; Geri’s sisters Patricia (Duane) Skov and Sheryl (David) Grantham; Ron’s brother Tony (Anne) Jensen, and many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins other extended grand and great family members.
Ronald and Geraldine are preceded in death by their parents, Alfred and Violet Jensen and Richard and Vanda Pedersen.
The family requests that memorial donations may be given to Essentia Health – St. Mary’s Foundation in Detroit Lakes, MN or Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee, MN.
Ronald Allen Jensen also known as “Ronnie” or “Pete” passed away, on Friday, June 10, 2017 at the Tomah Veterans Administration. He was 78 years of age. Born into this world to Alfred and Violet Jensen on May 6, 1939 at Lake Navea Hospital in Albert Lea, MN. Ron was preceded in death by his wife Geraldine, (Geri) Jensen, who passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2016 at St. Mary’s Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes, MN.
Ron grew up in the Minnesota communities of Alden and Conger. He was a star athlete in football at Alden High School, married Geraldine Ann Pedersen and entered the United States Air Force following graduation. Ron and Geri have two daughters, Susan and Faith. Ron is a retired veteran from the United Sates Air Force, a patch he wore proudly. Ron, was known for his work with youth groups through school, the Job Core and church. His knowledge of gardens and lawns were well known throughout the region. Ron helped to establish the park for the Frazee Mill from a lumber industry from ages past. He is also is known for his famous quotes… “how far would you have been before I called you back, don’t take any wooden nickels, peace be with you and of course. … Keep Smiling!”