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Subject: [SDBONHOM] Douglas Jensen 1932-2009
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 14:26:33 -0000

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Author: mykidsfamilyinfo
Surnames: Jensen, Andersen, Sorensen, Rigby, Weber, Libis
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Douglas D. Jensen, 77, of Springfield, SD, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 12, 2009, at the Hansen Funeral Home in Irene.

Burial will follow in Turkey Valley Lutheran Cemetery, rural Irene.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, at the Hansen Funeral Home.

Douglas was born March 5, 1932, in Viborg, SD, to Arlo and Daisy (Andersen) Jensen. He was raised in Irene by Nels and Agnes Sorensen and attended Smith School in Irene. He was confirmed at the Maple Grove Lutheran Church rural Irene.

He married Elizabeth Rigby on August 23, 1958. The couple made their home in Sioux Falls, SD, where he worked as a welder.

Douglas served in the United States Navy for four years and the United States Air Force for four years. Receiving seven battle stars during his service in the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife Elizabeth of Springfield, three children: Susan (Jensen) Weber of Springfield, SD, Wayne Jensen and wife Valerie of Roy, UT, and Jennifer (Jensen) Libis and husband Chris of Springfield, SD, four grandchildren; Tony Weber, Carter, Zoe and Rayne Libis, also one brother, Richard (Florence) Jensen, of Irene.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Keith Jensen and Merl Jensen, and one grandson, Daniel Weber.

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