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Mora, MN • 320-679-1933

Braham, MN • 320-396-2121



Craig Jensen, of Braham, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina.  He was 71 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Friday. March 11, 2022 at the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church with Pastor Julie Beck officiating.

The funeral will be live streamed to the Braham Lutheran Church facebook page.  Click here to view.

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

INTERMENT will be in the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.

Craig William Jensen passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022 after undergoing a procedure for blood clots at M Health Fairview – Southdale in Edina, MN.  He was 71 years old.

Craig was born on January 3, 1951 in Redwood Falls, MN to Edward and Eva Irene (Odell) Jensen. He spent his early years growing up off of Mississippi St. in Fridley, MN until moving up to the farm in Braham, MN in 1964. Craig graduated high school from Braham Senior High and attended Pine Technical College for 1 year to study sheet metal work. After attending Pine Technical College, Craig went to work for Dahlman in Braham, MN for 2 years, followed by Hon Metfab in Mora, MN for 30 plus years. Craig retired from Northpost in Mora, MN, although he continued to work part time as he could not give up what he loved to do. Craig was married to Connie Kay (Petersen) Jensen on July 1, 1972 and they raised their three beautiful children on their family farm in Braham, MN.

Craig loved life. He spent many years as a member of the Braham Moose Lodge where he gained many friends that he enjoyed spending time with. One of the activities he loved most was bowling with his friends and was able to take several trips to tournaments. Craig had the biggest heart and loved to laugh and make his family happy. He enjoyed the time he spent with his kids, teaching them all he knew. He was a wonderful Grandpa and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them, along with spoiling them with treats and his famous pickles.

Craig was proceeded in death by his parents, daughter Shanon Held, grandson Hunter Held, sister Mary Kay Voss and brothers Thomas and Brian Jensen.

Craig is survived by his wife Connie of 50 years and sons Chad (Michelle) and Steven Jensen, Daughter-In-Law Robin Jensen, Son-In-Law Kevin Held, grandchildren Drake Held and Alyssa (Grant) Whalen, great grandson Brexten Whalen, sisters Kathy (Wesley) Baldock, Gerry (Kim) Engberg, brother Lane Jensen, and many nieces and nephews.


26 thoughts on “CRAIG JENSEN”

  1. Im so sorry for your loss of a wonderful man. My family will miss him. My prayers are with the family. I love you all.

  2. We are all so saddened to hear about the loss of Craig. Our thoughts and prayers will be with the Jensen family.

  3. My deepest sympathy to Connie and family, Craig will be greatly missed especially his mischievous smile and twinkle in his eyes when he would come in to say goodbye for the week and then sit down and tell me stories of his family he was so proud. Sending love and prayers. Rose Ryan

  4. My deepest sympathy to Connie and family. Craig was such a great guy. Huge heart and and huge love of his family. They don’t come much better than him. I’m sure Craig and Shannon had a beautiful reunion in heaven.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  5. So sorry for your loss Craig was a great guy we grew up with this family Connie and family you are in our prayers love you guys

  6. Our prayers and love to Connie and family. It has been a great honor and privilege to know and to work with this wonderful man. Craig will always be in our hearts and in our memories.

  7. I sure am going to miss you Craig. You have such a kind soul. Connie and family you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Connie and Family ~
    So very sorry for your loss.
    Our deepest condolences.
    Sending prayers while you cherish all the memories.

  9. From one classmate to another so , so sorry to hear that Craig passed away. Connie you and your family will be in our prayers at this difficult time.



  11. Dear Connie & all your family,
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this time.
    Roger & Audrey Werlinger

  12. So sorry for your loss. Craig was a great person and friend to have. RIP our friend.

  13. Connie, What a tragedy. I’m so sorry for you and your family. Craig was a great person. Even though I’ve only gotten together with you a few times since I got back home, it was easy to see he was one of the good guys. My thoughts have been constantly with you since I heard of Craig’s passing.

  14. I’m so saddened to hear of the loss of Craig. I liked every time I talked with him because he was the only guy I ever knew that had that great smile when he saw you coming towards him. He will be missed by many. R.i.p. My friend.

  15. Connie and family,
    I’m sending heartfelt sympathy to you and all the family.

    Craig was our first part time machinist employee in 1970 when we had just bought the Rock Creek Creamery.
    He did so well and was a joy to us.
    Special memories of so long ago.

    May God bless you today, and every tomorrow.

    Glenice Heineman

  16. Dear Jensen family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Craig was one of the nicest and kindness person we knew. Our sympathy will be with you always.
    Take care and love always,
    Keith and Denise Manthie

  17. Connie and family, we send our deepest sympathy on your loss of an incredible husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather in Craig. Thank you for sharing his life with the Moose Fraternity all these years. His wisdom, generous heart and spirit of service blessed so many, including the children at Mooseheart and seniors at Moosehaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  18. Connie and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Craig was a great guy and will be greatly missed.

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