Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, June 29, 2000
OBITUARY - HENRY JENSEN
Henry JENSEN, son of Jens Christian and Sophia Magdalene (LARSEN) JENSEN, was born May 24, 1907 in Sonder-trendres,
Denmark and died June 20, 2000 at Holland Lake Nursing Center in Weatherford, Texas at the age of 93 years.
Henry came to America in 1927 and resided with his brother Axel, who had come to America in 1920.
On July 23, 1939, Henry married Levenia Marie STABE. They settled in Kellerton and raised a daughter, Marie Magdelene and
two sons Harold Dean and Larry Ray. In 1989, they sold the farm and moved to Mount Ayr. After Levenia died and he became
unable to live alone, he moved to Weatherford, Texas to live with his granddaughter, Debbie GIBSON and her family. He
remained with them until February of this year when he moved to the Holland Lake Nursing Center.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife Lavenia; daughter Marie; brothers Alfred, Emil, Rinehardt, Axel, Chris
and an infant brother, Magnus; sisters Olga, Dagmar and Teresa.
Survivors include two sons, Harold JENSEN of Des Moines, Iowa and Larry JENSEN; son-in-law Robert BAGLEY of Martinez,
California; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr Saturday, June 24, 2000. Pastor Rick HAWKINS
officiated and Nancy SACKETT, Mary TRULLINGER and Margaret BICKERS provided the music.
Casket bearers were Gary GIBSON, Bob JENSEN, Dennis DEEMER, Robert BAGLEY, Jim JENSEN and Terry MUNYON. Honorary pall
bearers were Garrett GIBSON, Harold AKERS, Bill JENSEN, Jack HUGHES, Jeremiah GIBSON, Charles GORMAN, Chester MUNYON, Sam
MERRILL and Kenneth MICKEAL.
Henry was laid to rest at Maple Row Cemetery in Kellerton, Iowa.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010
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