James (Jim) Marinus Jensen
Avoca - James (Jim) Marinus Jensen, 89 of Avoca, passed into the hands of the Lord on July 20, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Center in Syracuse, NE. Jim was born on November 29, 1931 in Weeping Water, NE to Hans Jensen and Edna (Salling) Jensen. He graduated from Avoca, NE high school in 1949. After honorably serving as a Marine in the Korean war, he spent his life working tirelessly raising a family and running a dairy and farming operation near Avoca, NE. Jim married Doris (Knake) Jensen on June 10, 1954 and were together until her passing on November 2, 2006. Together they raised five children; daughter Joni Petersen, married to Randy Petersen, with children Amanda Dutton, married to Dan Dutton, Rachel Petersen and Lindsey Baggan married to Zinski Baggan. Son Rodger Jensen, married to Merry Jensen, with children Alex Jensen, Madison Jensen and Jamie Jensen. Daughter Judi Pavelka married to Tom Pavelka, with son Charlie Koch, married to Jessica Koch. Son Mark Jensen married to Camille Jensen, with children Sydney Jensen, Katelyn Jensen, and Nolan Jensen. And daughter Jane Rhodes married to John Rhodes, with children Timothy Goepfert, married to Amy Goepfert, Fischer Rhodes, and Sayler Rhodes. Jim and Doris adored their kids and their thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Jim was a proud member of First Lutheran Church, the local Lions Club chapter, and served on the board of the Avoca Volunteer Fire Department for over 39 years. Jim was a wonderful father and grandfather and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents Hans & Edna Jensen and brother Ernest Jensen.
Visitation was held on Friday, July 23, 2021 at Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Funeral Home in Syracuse from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm with family available from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A funeral service was held at First Lutheran Church (North Branch), Avoca, NE at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 24, 2021. The service was livestreamed on the Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Facebook page. A burial service and lunch followed. Memorials will be accepted and directed to the Avoca Volunteer Fire Department and other charities.
Arrangements By: Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse, NE
Condolences to www.fusselmanallenharvey.com
Posted online on July 26, 2021