Larry Robert Jensen

Jul 14, 2019
Jensen, Larry crop


2:00 PM Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 2211 Maynard Ave., Waterloo, IA

Military Rites: American Legion Post #138, VFW Post #1623, and US Marine Corps Honor Detail


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the church.




Larry R. Jensen, 77, of Denver, died Sunday, July 14, 2019 at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital.

He was born December 15, 1941, in Waterloo, son of Allen C. and Geraldine A. Snider Jensen.

He graduated from Waterloo West High School and with a B.S. from Upper Iowa University. He married Lynne Newcomb-Peck April 9, 1983 in Grundy Center. He worked in a variety of roles at John Deere Waterloo Operations, retiring after 34 years.

Larry volunteered at the Living History Farm in Des Moines and was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church. He enjoyed reading, golfing, going to his grandchildren's events, and mowing his lawn on his John Deere tractor. He loved flying, fishing, and hunting, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a cribbage player, and UNI Panther’s and Packer's fan.


Larry is survived by his wife, Lynne Jensen; one daughter, Julie (Eric) Ritland; two step-sons, Byron (Toni) Peck, and Barry Peck; brother, Bill (Kathy) Jensen; five grandchildren, Travis (Edina) Peck, Justin (Holly) Petersen, Courtney Petersen, Matthew Ritland, and Nicholas Ritland; two great-grandchildren, Serina Peck, Adonis Peck, and Baby P on the way; and son-in-law, Tom (Lana) Petersen.


He is preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Janee Petersen.

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  1. Mary Jane Greenwood | Jul 19, 2019
    Lynne, May God give you strength and guidance thru your time of sorrow.  Many prayers to you and your family.  Love
  2. Mary Regenauer | Jul 19, 2019

    Dear Lynn and Family,

    So sorry to hear about Larry.  Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Dave and Mary Regenauer

  3. John Ohrt | Jul 18, 2019
    so sorry to hear about Larry's passing he was one of our best supervisors we had in 541 my thoughts and prayers go out to the family
  4. Cam Kastli | Jul 17, 2019

    Lynne   So sorry  to hear about Larry.  Had alot of fun times with Larry at Deere in T-10.  

    You have our sympathy.  

  5. Susan Honer | Jul 17, 2019
    Lynne, I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of visiting you and Larry as a child in beautiful Iowa. Sending all my love you and your family.
  6. Vicki and Tom Honer | Jul 16, 2019
    Sending our love as you traverse this difficult time.

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