Arthur Jensen, 103 - August 14, 2014Arthur Jensen, 103, of Grand Island died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Tiffany Square Care Center in Grand Island.
Services will take place at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 18, at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home with Scott Harris officiating. Burial will be at Westlawn Memorial Park.
A visitation will be conducted from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home with family members present from 5 to 7 p.m.
Jensen was born Feb. 5, 1911, on a farm in Howard County. In 1920, his family moved to a farm north of Dannebrog where he grew up and graduated from Dannebrog High School in 1928.
Following high school, he worked at Milo German’s farm near Cozad where he met his future bride, Virginia Helberg.
On Sept. 1, 1939, he and Virginia were united in marriage at North Platte. With German’s assistance, the couple made their home on a farm south of Gothenburg where they raised their family.
In 1964, Jensen and his family moved to a farm north of Shelton where he continued to farm until retirement in 1984. In 1991, he and his wife moved to Grand Island. His wife preceded him in death on Nov. 22, 1999.
As a young man, he loved to ride his Harley motorcycle and even traveled to California twice in the 1930s. Pastimes included playing cards, pitching horseshoes, bowling, watching baseball and shooting pool.
Jensen enjoyed watching his son, Laverne, play softball throughout the years, and most of all, enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, according to family members.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Virginia; a son, Dwayne; grandson; eight brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include: his son, Laverne (Judy) Jensen of Grand Island; his five daughters—Eunice (Gus) Vayas of Austin, TX, Rosemary Moore of Belen, NM, Carol (Lyle) Gronewold of Gothenburg, Jolyn (Scott) Harris of Kearney, MO, and Kathy (Gordy) Potter of West Bend, WI; 23 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, George (Darlene) Jensen of Minden; his sister, Helen Armour of Grand Island; and five sisters-in-law.
Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.