Don Alvin Jensen
March 3, 1936-March17, 2017
Don Alvin Jensen died on March 17, 2017 in Surprise, AZ. Born March 3, 1936 in Minneapolis, MN to Alvin and Anne (Wikstrom) Jensen, he graduated from Washburn High School in 1952 and enlisted in the service in 1953 through 1956. He was stationed in Fort Riley KS, Camp Carson CO, and Heidelberg Germany. After attending University of Minnesota, he married Ruth Erfle, with whom he just celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. He spent his career in the auto industry, having worked for Minor Ford, Grossman Chervrolet, and Harold Chevrolet in Minneapolis. In April of 1968, Don and family moved to Rugby, ND where he purchased a GM auto dealership until he sold it in 1991. Don and Ruth then moved to Fargo, ND in 1992 where he worked for Sellands from 1994 until 2000. After retiring, he spent his Winters in Surprise, AZ and Summers in Fargo, ND where he worked part time for Interstate Motor Car. In 2013, he and Ruth permanently moved to Surprise, AZ.
Don is survived by his loving wife, Ruth, son Todd (and wife Lori), grandsons Stephen and Bryan, step grandson Ryan and step granddaughter Melissa, brother Larry (and wife Anita), and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters (Carol and Karen), and his daughter-in-law Penny (Morrison) Jensen.
Don will be laid to rest in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. www.caminodelsol.com
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