PRINCETON — A reception and celebration of the life of John E. Jensen will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Allen Building on the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton. John, of Princeton, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.
John was born on Feb. 13, 1944, in Princeton to William and Mary Jensen, the third of ten sons. He graduated from Princeton High School in 1962. After graduation, John enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and proudly served in the Marines until 1966. After completing his service, John returned to Princeton and was employed at Jones and Laughlin (later LTV) Steel in Hennepin as a foreman for 35 years until his retirement. For the past several years he has worked at Piehl Motors in Princeton.
John is survived by his son, Michael (Connie) Jensen of Great Falls, Mont., and daughter, Marla Jensen of Princeton, and four grandchildren. Also surviving are eight brothers, Bill (Judy), Greg (JoAnn Sheldon) and Larry, all of Princeton, Bob of Chicago, Jim (Teresa) of Plano, Gary (Deb) of Dublin, Ohio, Thomas of Peoria and Steven (Pam) of Machesney Park, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Kevin.
The family invites friends, co-workers, classmates and other acquaintances of John to join us as we celebrate and remember his life. Cards and flowers are not necessary.