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Elmer H. Jensen

Jul 8, 2008

RINGSTED – Funeral services for Elmer H. Jensen, 90, of Spirit Lake and formerly Ringsted, will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at United Lutheran Church in Ringsted with Pastors Lauri Boysen and Harold Heinzig officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at United Lutheran Church in Ringsted. Interment will be at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Ringsted.

He died Sunday, June 29, 2008, at Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake.

Elmer H. Jensen, the son of Lars and Meta (Rasmussen) Jensen, was born June 20, 1918, in Ringsted. He graduated from Ringsted High School.

On Sept. 16, 1938, Elmer was united in marriage to Doris Edwards in Milford. The couple made their home in the Ringsted area where they were engaged in farming. After their retirement, the couple moved to Spirit Lake, where Elmer worked for Iowa Die Cast for several years.

Elmer was a very active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church (now United Lutheran Church) in Ringsted. He was also active on the Ringsted Cooperative Elevator Board and participated in the development of the Big Six Cooperative. He and Doris also shared a great love of square dancing.

Left to cherish Elmer’s memory are his wife, Doris, of Spirit Lake; sons, Michael Jensen and his wife, Jackie, of Lakewood, Colo., and Richard Jensen and his wife, Kathryn, of Clemons, N.C.; four grandchildren, (Bryan Jensen, Michelle (Jensen) Toborg, Sena (Jensen) Porter, and Lars Jensen); three great-grandchildren, (Emily, Tyler and Genevieve); and sister, Ellen Bergum of Fenton.

Preceding Elmer in death were his parents; six brothers, and sisters.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Hilltop Care Center 1912 Zenith Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA 51342. On-line condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com