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Jay Jensen


August 27, 2020

Jay H. Jensen, 66, son of Herbert Jensen and Mildred (Schlamann) Jensen, was born Oct. 20, 1953, at Superior. He died Thursday at his home in Chester, Neb.

Jay was raised on a farm near Hardy, with six siblings: John, Jesse, Jim, Jerry, Jolene and Serita. He was baptized on Nov. 8, 1953, at Salem Lutheran Church, Superior, and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hardy. He attended school in Hardy and graduated in 1972 from Hardy High School. In high school he was active in band, football and basketball. He went two years at Curtis Vo Tech College in Curtis, Neb.

Jay was united in marriage on April 15, 1978, to Linda Kapperman. To this union three children were born, Michael, Kevin and Jenilee.

Jay’s favorite things were faith, family, especially grandchildren, farming, classic cars, horses, his coffee times with friends and talks with the neighbors.

He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Chester, where he held various church offices and served as head usher.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Mildred Jensen; two brothers, John and Jesse Jensen.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Jensen of Chester; two sons, Michael Jensen of Chester, and Kevin (Karen) Jensen of Rockford, Ill .; one daughter, Jenilee Harms (Jordan) of Chester; three grandchildren, Hayden, Tabitha and Harlow; two brothers, James Jensen of Nelson, and Jerry (Gail) Jensen of North Platte; two sisters, Jolene (Steve) Palandri of York, and Serita (Darold) Karmazin of Lincoln, Neb .; sisters-in-law, Merideth Jensen of Clay Center, Neb., and Carolyn Jensen of Superior; nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and many friends

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22, at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, rural Chester, conducted by Pastor Robert Hopkins.

Memorials may be given to St. John Lutheran Church, Chester, Chester Fire and Rescue and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Viewing was Friday, Aug. 21, from 1 to 8 p.m., at Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Chester.

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