Cover photo for Kenneth Jensen's Obituary
Kenneth Jensen Profile Photo
1941 Kenneth 2022

Kenneth Jensen

December 2, 1941 — April 10, 2022

Alexandria

Kenneth Lee Jensen was born on December 2, 1941, to William and Lydia (Schoewe) Jensen in Holmes City, MN. Ken attended school through the 9th grade until he began helping his family full time on the farm.

Ken met his wife, Janet Myrin, and they were married on August 6, 1966, at Fahlun Lutheran Church in Nelson, MN, blessing him with 3 step-children, Michael, Pamela, and Patricia. To this union, Ken and Janet had another son, Bruce. The family moved to Benson, MN where they lived for 18 years. While living in Benson, Ken worked at the alfalfa plant, obtained his GED in 1977, and was able to attend school in Granite Falls, MN, receiving his Boilers License.

Ken and Jan moved back to the Alexandria in 1990 where Ken worked as a custodian at Holiday Inn and then at Arrowwood until retirement. He also worked at Calvary Lutheran Church as a custodian and volunteered there as well.

Not only did Ken help the children grow with Janet, but he helped the garden grow as well. He had 6 different ways to till the garden and turned their lake place into a mini farm with all the equipment and tractors. He collected miniature John Deere tractors, traveled to Holmes City every Saturday to shop at the farmer’s market, loved to watch baseball, enjoyed coffee at Traveler’s Inn with his friend, Grant, and enjoyed chatting with friends in the hallway between Bethany and Bethel Manor. Ken was a quiet, zero “frill” kind of man, and was a loyal husband who loved Janet dearly.

Kenneth passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at Bethany on the Lake at the age of 80. He is survived by his children, Pamela Fennell, Michael (Ann) Etcheverry, Patricia (Michael) Holden, and Bruce (Kathy) Jensen; grandchildren, Zachary (Zabreana) Fennell, Hayley Fennell, Jeremiah (Tiffany) Etcheverry, Andrew (Malarie) Etcheverry, Lance Holden, Austin (Courtney) Holden, Ben Jensen, and Katie Jensen; 7 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Audrey Jensen; and brother-in-law, Jim Thompson. Ken is preceded in death by his wife, Janet; his parents, mother and father-in-law, Carl and Vera Myrin; brother, Chuck Jensen; sisters, Joan Thompson and Rose (Harold) Kluver; and son-in-law, Ron Fennell.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 15, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Anderson Funeral Home with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Geneva Cemetery.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Kenneth Jensen, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, April 15, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory

659 Voyager Dr, Alexandria, MN 56308

Get Directions

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Service

Friday, April 15, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory

659 Voyager Dr, Alexandria, MN 56308

Get Directions

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 61

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Send a Card

Send a Card