Richard I. Jensen
July 7, 1933 ó Nov. 20, 2016

Richard I. Jensen passed away after a short bout with cancer on November 20, 2016, at the age of 83.

He was the loving husband of Kathleen (nee Gill) for 59 years; beloved father of Scott (Julie) Jensen, Julie (Gary) Schwartz, Kelly Jensen and Rick (Jacquie) Jensen; and proud grandfather of Ellen (Adam), Kevin, Parker, Alex, Tess, Taylor, Morgan, Madison, Brooks, Nick and Lauren. He is also survived by his dear sister Judy (Jerry) Modjeska and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Janice, June and Marilyn.

He was born in Waupaca County on July 7, 1933. He graduated from Mukwonago High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball. He received a bachelorís degree from UW-LaCrosse. Richard loved all sports especially his Packers, Badgers, Brewers, Marquette and his hometown Mukwonago Indians. He was an avid golfer, bowler and card player. You knew he was in the stands when his children and grandchildren competed.

He actively managed Universal Electronics as owner and president into his 80s.

He was both deeply indebted and devoted to his hometown. He was a huge fan of Mukwonago Athletics. He practiced his faith at Mount Olive Lutheran Church for 75 years.

A visitation will be held on Monday, November 28, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Mount Olive Lutheran Church. A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. with a reception after the service.

The family requests that any donations be made to Mount Olive Lutheran Church.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 262-363-7126 or visit online at