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Waldean E. Jensen

Sep 14, 2018
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Services:

2:00 PM, Monday, September 24 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1301 Kimball Ave., Waterloo

Visitation:

From 1:00 PM until service time at the church

Cemetery:

11:00 AM, Tuesday in Graceland Cemetery, Knoxville, IA with military rites

Memorials:

May be directed to the church

Biography

Waldean E. Jensen, 86, of Waterloo, IA, died at Lakeview Landing of Friendship Village on Friday, September 14, 2018.

He was born October 5, 1931 in Ruskin, NE, the son of Emil A. and Christa Nielsen Jensen. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Jensen married Twilla Rae Fletcher April 25, 1952 in Superior, NE. She died November 19, 2013.

He graduated from high school in Hardy, NE in 1950 and attended Fairbury Junior College and the University of Nebraska.

Mr. Jensen worked for the Army Corp of Engineers as a field inspector and office engineer for 31 years retiring in 1986. He worked for the city of Cedar Falls from 1990-1996.

He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He was a member of Cedar Valley Woodworkers. He specialized in scroll sawing and enjoyed donating much of his work to charitable organizations. He and Twilla used to deliver Meals on Wheels.

Mr. Jensen is survived by four daughters: Rhonda (David) Graham, Ames, IA, Renè (Terry) Sullivan, Knoxville, IA, Risè Shaw, West Dundee, IL, and Roseanne (Greg) Haglin, Lebanon, TN; 10 grandchildren: Brandon (Endy) Graham, Dustin (Julie) Graham, Sheena Wignall, Monica (Travis) Woodard, Uriah Sullivan, Jared Shaw, Alyssa (Jared) Peterson, Brandon (Chelsea) Haglin, Karlee (Matthew) Chenoweth, and Jordan Haglin; 5 great grandchildren: Rilynn Woodard, Lance Lee and Evan Izel Graham, Jaymee Chenoweth, and Elena Haglin; and his brothers: Leslie (Bonnie) Jensen, Nelson, NE and Donald (NaDeane) Jensen, Oak Harbor, WA.

He is preceded by his parents; son‑in‑law, James Shaw; and a grandson, Tyler Shaw.

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  1. Deb & Kevin Mart | Sep 24, 2018
    Our deepest condolences and prayers. May you find comfort knowing he has joined his beloved.
  2. Kristi Dursky | Sep 24, 2018
    So sorry for your loss! Prayers to you all!!
  3. CathyCourtney | Sep 21, 2018
    So very sorry for your loss.  Thoughts and prayers are with all you girls and your family. May many special and precious memories give you comfort and love and peace. Heaven has another angel and he and your mom will continue to look over you from on high.With love and sympathy Cathy Courtney 
  4. Cindy Laxton | Sep 20, 2018

    Roseanne and family, so sorry to learn of your loss, may he rest in peace, and may your memories warm your hearts.

     

    regards,

    Cindy Laxton

  5. Sue Strohecker | Sep 20, 2018
    I'm so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family. He was a father with few words to say when I'd come to the house but years later I worked with him in Cedar Falls and this man talked my ear off.He was so proud of his girls. Mom and Dad are once again together looking down and proud of his family.
  6. Julie Peterson | Sep 19, 2018
    Praying peace for your family, comfort in the days ahead, and joy in the memories. with love, Ken and Julie Peterson

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