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Edmond William (Bill) Jensen, born in Gaylord Michigan on October 10, 1927 of Nels Sr. and Martha (Lozen) Jensen, died December 4, 2016 in Kalkaska Care Center. He was one of five siblings, including Beulah Jensen, Lester Jensen, Ann (Jensen) Woodcox and Nels Jensen, Jr.

He served stateside in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean War at the Soo Locks. Bill married Beverly Ann Simmons on October 13, 1956 at the Evangelical Free Church, Gaylord Michigan.  Bill and Bev raised five children, Brian Jensen of Austin, Texas;  Barry (Kathy) Jensen of Gaylord; Becky (Jensen) Phillips of Gaylord; Brad (Sandra) Jensen of Alexandria, Indiana; and Brett (Ross) Jensen of Gaylord, Michigan.

Until his retirement, Bill worked for 39 years at Standard Products, Gaylord. For many years, he worked at Bob and Stan's Service Station, Gaylord.

Bill enjoyed drinking coffee and "shooting the breeze" at local coffee shops, often teasing the wait staff. He was amused by, and very proud of his grandkids.

He is survived by his brother Nels, Jr, his children, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  Bill was preceded in death by his wife, parents, two sisters and one brother.

His funeral service will take place on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 3 PM from the Nelson Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Mathis officiating.  Visitation will be held from 1 PM until the time of service.

Memorial contributions in Bill’s honor may be made to the family through Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734

Visitation To Be Held At: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Service To Be Held At: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service

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From: Susan Saddler
Boyne City, MI

Our Condolences to the Jensen Family,from the late George Saddler family.

From: Mike & Molly O'Connor

Prayers to the Jensen family. Great photo of your mom and dad. Mr. & Mrs J were two of my favorites, truly wonderful people.

From: John & Jan Lake

Brian, Barry, Becky, Brad and Brett, we are incredibly sorry for your loss. Your dad always had a smile to offer and a joke to tell. We will always fondly remember his sense of humor and the many times we took his joke as "serious" until we realized he was pulling our leg! Your parents and home offered many fun times growing up! Keeping you in prayer and close in heart in the days ahead. Blessings, John & Jan Lake

From: Vince LaRosa
Saint James City, FL - Florida

Brett and family, My prayers and thoughts are with you. I know Bill is a lot happier now being back with your mother. He was quite a character! I used to stop and shoot the bull when he worked at Bob Morgan and Stan Fritz's Gulf Station. He was always there on the night shift! Rest in peace my friend for you are in a better place with Bev and Jesus!