Harold Jensen, 94, of Grand Meadow


Harold Jensen

Harold Harry Jensen, 94, of Grand Meadow, died on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, at Saint Mary’s Hospital, surrounded by his family.

He was born on Jan. 13, 1924, in Renville County, Minn. He was the son of Jens and Mabel (Kenning) Jensen.

He grew up with a twin brother, (Howard) and younger sister, Elvine Jensen (Vinnie).

He moved to Grand Meadow in 1948 where he met his wife Frieda through his future brother-in-law, Mel Anderson, who set them up on a blind date.

On Aug. 18, 1951, he married Frieda Hovda at Bear Creek Lutheran Church. The couple had three children, Elea, Howard and Eric.

He was a lifetime member of Bear Creek Lutheran Church and an active member of the men’s group and Bear Creek Church Choir. He was a co-coach of the Racine Rockets co-ed softball team. He was also a lively member of the 40 Milers, an area choir for many years.

He was a farmer, all of his life, of 160 acres with the help of his kids and wife. In his retirement he attended every birthday, choir concert and graduation of his grandchildren. He enjoyed gardening, going to church and sneaking the yummy sweets his wife would make. His most trusty companion in his last years was a pug dog named Puggy. She was content to watch every Western, Twins and Viking game or golf tournament he had on while snoring on his lap.

He is survived by his three children, Elea Uhl of Decorah, Iowa, Howard (Patricia) Jensen and Eric Jensen, both of Grand Meadow; four grandchildren, Matthew (Andrea) Finholt-Daniel, Megan Hansen, Trey Jensen and Trista Jensen; four great-grandchildren, Amalia, Graham, Owen and Boden and his sister, Vinnie Jensen of Idaho.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frieda, his twin brother, Howard; sister-in-law, Vava and brother-in-law, Jim Jensen.

His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Bear Creek Lutheran Church in Grand Meadow, with the reviewal starting at 10 a.m. Interment will take place at Bear Creek Lutheran Cemetery immediately following the service with a luncheon after.

Condolences may be left at www.Hindtfuneralhomes.com

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