Ron L. Jensen
June 8, 1931 – March 14, 2016
Ron Jensen of Waukesha passed away peacefully surrounded by his family’s love at Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee on Monday, March 14, 2016, at the age of 84.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Eileen Jensen (nee Timm); son Don Jensen; daughter Krista Allen (nee Jensen); stepsons Guy, Mark, and Scott Thelen; and grandchildren Trevor, Kaitlin and Casey Allen, and Bronson and Wesley Jensen.
Preceding Ron in death are his parents, Harold and Nina Jensen (nee Gullickson); parents-in-law Walter and Lydia Timm (nee Mueller); brothers inlaw Donald Timm and Vernon Dahlke; and sisters inlaw Midge Timm (nee Gallion) and Lenore Dahlke (nee Timm).
Ron served our country in Korea during the Korean War, first in communications and was discharged as an M.P. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a longtime member of Post 721 in Waukesha and transferred more recently to Post 5158 in Hartland.
He had also been a member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waukesha for many years.
Ron worked for 30-plus years for the Pump Division of Waukesha Foundry, later known as Abex, and lastly Waukesha Cherry Berrell. After retiring from Waukesha Pumps, he worked for Automatic Data Processing for another 10 years.
What Ron liked best was being with his family, grilling out for them and hearing all about the grandchildren, their pets and plans. He also enjoyed visiting special places with the kids, grandkids. and Eileen.
Visitation will be held April 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by a memorial service at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 424 Hyde Park Ave., Waukesha, officiated by Pastor Andy Fetters. VFW Post 5158 joined by some members of Post 721 will provide an Honor Guard.
Private inurnment with full military honors will take place on April 11 at Southern Wisconsin Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove.
If desired, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation; the American Cancer Society; the American Heart Association; Palliative Care Unit 8A South of the Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center, 5000 W. National Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53295-0002; St. Mark’s Church; or a charity of your choice.
Our special thanks to the nurses and CNAs at the Palliative Care Unit of the VA hospital.
We also thank Church and Chapel for assisting us with their services.