DARRELL JENSEN

d-jensen-web-2.jpgDarrell Jensen, of Mora, died at his home on Saturday, February 7, 2009. He was 63 years old.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 11th at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora. VISITATION will be 1 hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. INTERMENT and a MEMORIAL SERVICE will be at a later date in Bowbells, North Dakota.

Darrell M. Jensen, 63, of Mora, MN passed away peacefully in his home on Feb. 7. 2009 surrounded by family and caregivers.

Born in Powers Lake, ND to Marvin B. and Florence (Olson) Jensen, Darrell resided with his family in Bowbells, ND until his high school graduation in1964. After graduation Darrell attended college in Wahpeton, ND until enlisting in the United States Army and serving in the Vietnam War as a medic. He sustained major injuries in the war and was honorably discharged, earning a Purple Heart for his service, in 1971. He lived for a short time in Tioga, ND and Brighton, CO before buying a farm in Mora, MN. On his farm he raised sheep, pigs, turkeys, chickens and geese. This was his home until he went to walk with God and all who passed before him.

Darrell loved his farm and taking care of his animals. He spent much time volunteering and was a kind, generous person.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Russell and Donald.

He is survived by his brother Norman of Electric City, WA; sisters Violet Malik of Aurora, CO and Rose (Delvin) Westby of Bismarck, ND; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and a large extended family of friends and caregivers in Mora, MN

A Memorial Service was held on Feb. 11 at Akkerman-Ingebrand Chapel in Mora. Rev. Bob Bohachek officiated. Mora American Legion Post 201 provided military honors. Interment will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Bowbells, ND.

5 guestbook entries for DARRELL JENSEN

  1. Loren and Sally Butgereit February 10, 2009 at 11:46 pm #

    We were so surprised and sorry to read in the Minot Daily News a few minutes ago that Darrell had passed. Please accept our sympathy and know we are thinking of you. Darrell stopped by many times over the years for a visit and sometimes to stay over. We always enjoyed his visits and there were many laughs. Loren and I were just talking about Darrell around Christmas time and wondering how he was doing since we had not heard for awhile. We will be in Bowbells for the memorial service and burial. God’s blessing to the entire family.

  2. Kenneth Cox February 11, 2009 at 5:54 am #

    Darrel, Gave me a ride To Wapeton when I attended college. My Mother asked him to look after me. And Darrel being Darrel he did just that. I was like going off to school with your big brother looking after you. Darrel was always one that put others first. I am also sure that he will liven things up when he arrives at his final destination. We can all be thankful we knew Darrel, He was one of God’s greatest Gifts.

  3. Terrie {Beckman} Rath February 11, 2009 at 4:27 pm #

    I am sorry to hear about your loss I have known Darrell since 1983 I use to go to his farm and help him with his animals he would also take trouble kids from the half way house in Mora and have them come to the farm at the time I was 16-17 years old He was a very kind person and would help us any way he could, I know that one of his favorite times was going to sportsmen cafe he would take us there and just hang with us and listen to us he treated us like were somebody. He made a big difference in my life and I am glad he came into my life when he did because of that I changed, thank you Darrell, I have lived in Bismarck since 1985 so I was surprised to see his name in the Bismarck tribune, againg I am sorry about your loss he was a wonderfull man

  4. John Kirkelie February 19, 2009 at 5:19 pm #

    I don’t know how to express how proud I am to be able to say that Darrell was not only an older neighbor, but a great friend when we were growing up. He never hesitated to give of himself to us and to his country. He always maintaned a great sense of humor, and we did alot of things together-even ended up upside down once. I regret that I lost touch with Darrell after he moved to MN, but after I just read the entry by MS Rath I see that he continued to be blessing to those who were privileged to call him friend.

  5. Dillon May 31, 2012 at 1:18 am #

    I was one of darrell’s caregivers n he was a father figure to me when I staryed I jus took care of his sheep but then started bein a care giver and he told me alot of storys I always told him that I would go play black jack wit him when I turned 18 but nvr got the chance to he died the day the I was suppose to watch him that night. I miss him n all the stories he told me he was a grrat person n I wish he was still here

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