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Curtis Jensen

Curtis Louis Jensen, age 92, of Willmar, passed away on Saturday, September 26, after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, at the Rock of Life CRC in Willmar, followed by a graveside service at Fairview Cemetery, with military honors provided by American Legion Post #167 of Willmar.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 5-7pm at the Rock of Life CRC in Willmar.  Memorials to Rock of Life CRC in Willmar are preferred.  Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home.  www.petersonbrothers.com

Curt was born September 13, 1928 in St. Paul, MN, the only son of Carl and Dora Jensen. He grew up in Belgrade, MN and attended Belgrade School.  Curt made his profession of faith at Willmar Christian Reformed Church.  He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and was stationed in Mannheim, Germany.

On July 1, 1961, Curt married Shirley Marcus, of Prinsburg, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Prinsburg. They enjoyed more than 59 years of marriage, one of the great joys of Curt’s life.  Curt had a long career in sales throughout the Willmar area, with successful tenures at Standard Oil, Dean-Jones Supply, Broman’s, and Orscheln’s.  Curt worked at Willmar Public Schools for 10 years, retiring in 1995.  In his retirement, Curt enjoyed traveling with his family, including trips to northern Minnesota, Florida, Washington, D.C., Nashville, San Francisco, and Hawaii, among other places.  He loved his family and their lake home on Lake Florida, as well as hunting, camping, and boating.  Curt could always be found enjoying his home or garage workshop, finding solutions to any car or house problem, and was a lover of all kinds of music.

Curt is survived by his wife, Shirley, two sons, Jeff (Jane) Jensen of Willmar and Dan (Julianne Amendola) Jensen of Phelps Island-Lake Minnetonka, a daughter, Sandi (Dave) VandenEinde of Independence, and two grandchildren, Abbie and Emma VandenEinde, as well as one brother-in-law, Carl (Shirley) Marcus of Prinsburg, and many other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother-in-law, Dale Marcus, and two sisters-in-law, Audrey Marcus and Rachel Moore.

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My sympathies to your family. I knew Curt from his days at Dean Jones. My parents owned Consolidated Oil on Benson Ave. I remember his smile, laugh and kindness.Don Flaten

Don Flaten Oct 3 2020 12:00 AM

Shirley and family, I am so sorry to hear about Curt. He was a very special man. When we lived in Willmar, and came in to where I worked we always had a good time picking on each other. You are all in our prayers.Sandy, Scott and Zach Stockland

Sandy Stockland Sep 29 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers to your family at this time of loss. I so enjoyed visiting with Curt. He always made me smile.

Cindy Warne Sep 29 2020 12:00 AM

Our sincere sympathy to Shirley and family on the loss of a wonderful man. Curt was truly a kind and hard working man. He always had a smile upon greeting him and I will remember him for his years of service with the school. We know that you have many years of good memories to calm your period of grief. May his soul rest in peace.

Loren and Nancy Elinger Sep 29 2020 12:00 AM

We are so sorry we can't be with you all at this sad time. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. All our Love, Greg and Mary Jo Marcus , Melissa, Lonny, and Jackson Duenow , Peter, Amanda, and Stella Marcus

Greg and Mary Jo Marcus , Melissa, Lonny, and Jackson Duenow , Peter, Amanda, and Stella Marcus Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dear Dan and family, please know that we are with you there in spirit and wish to comfort you in this time of loss.Love, Andra and MattAndra and Matt

Andra and Matt Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

We are sorry for your loss.Perry & Connie, Sarah and Garrett &Rachel.

Perry & Connie, Sarah and Garrett &Rachel. Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM