ALVIN B. JENSEN

AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA

A. Jensen webphotoAlvin Jensen, formerly of Mora, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the Texas Terrace Care Center in St. Louis Park, MN.  He was 93 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2 pm on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora.  Rev. Dean Oelfke will officiate.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

Alvin Jensen of St. Louis Park, formerly of Mora, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015.   He was 93 years old.

Alvin was born in Elk Horn, Iowa on March 12, 1922 to Jens P. and Elna (Hansen) Jensen.  The family moved to a farm near Elk Horn for a year when Alvin was in the 4th grade.  The next move was to a farm in Exira, Iowa in March, 1933.  In 1936 they bought a farm on Fish Lake in Minnesota.  In the fall of 1940 and 1941 Alvin went back to Iowa to help pick corn for their former neighbors in Exira, Iowa. 

Alvin was a farmer at heart and decided not to go to high school; instead he
stayed home to help his dad on the farm.  He met Dorothy Erickson in 1941 and they were married March 24, 1945.  They lived on a 40 acre farm plus rented 80 acres near his Dad’s place.  In 1947 they bought Dorothy’s Home Place in Arthur Township after her dad passed away.  It was a farm of 80 acres, plus 20 acres in Comfort Township where they lived and farmed for 47 years.  They retired from farming in 1994, sold the farm and they moved to Milaca for 6 years; then to the Dala Apartments in Mora in March of 2000.  After Dorothy’s death in 2013, Alvin moved in the Scandia house in Mora before making his final move to the Texas Terrance Care Center in the fall of 2014 to be closer to his daughters.

Alvin’s hobby was always farming, but he also liked to travel to many of the states in the U.S.  In 1982 he, Dorothy and two of their daughters made a trip to Norway, Sweden and Denmark.  In Denmark he met aunts, uncles and cousins he had never seen before.  His parents came from Denmark, being the only part of his family to immigrate to America.

Alvin was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dorothy, daughter Beverly Gustafson, sister Mabel Eddy, and sister-in-law LaVonne Jensen.

He is survived by, daughters Janice Jensen, Barbara Jensen, and Kathy Jensen; son-in-law Doug Gustafson; two grandchildren Brandt Gustafson and Jenna Gustafson; one great-grandson Ethan; two sisters Thelma (Don) Johnson and Sonja (Archie) Zellman; three brothers Floyd (Marilyn) Jensen, Paul Jensen and Norman (Doris) Jensen; plus many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

3 guestbook entries for ALVIN B. JENSEN

  1. Gisela Corbett May 27, 2015 at 9:12 am #

    Alvin was a lovely man with a great smile and twinkle in his eye. I met him through his daughter Kathy on his visits to the cities. He chose his path close to the land he loved. His old age reflects a “life well lived”.
    My sincere condolences to Kathy and her family. May he rest in peace.

    Sincerely,
    Gisela Corbett

  2. Terri Morley May 27, 2015 at 1:44 pm #

    I remember vividly how his face lit up when I drove Kathy to see him at the Texas Terrace Care Center. It was very evident that he had a strong love for his daughters. My thoughts and prayers are with Kathy and her family during this difficult time

  3. Jan Jensen May 31, 2015 at 12:54 pm #

    My dad was a loving father. He always had a smile on his face. He was also very patient.. On the farm he lived with 5 women and 1 bathroom. That required patience.

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