Robert D. Jensen, 81 , of Taylorville, passed away on June 8, 2014 at 5:37 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. He was born on September 4, 1932 in Chrisman, IL; the son Andrew and Shannon (Hale) Jensen. He married Venita Ransom on July 18, 1954 in Danville, IL. He was employed at McNeely-McNeely Real Estate. He was a member of the Taylorville Christian Church in Taylorville where he was a former Deacon. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and proud of his time spent serving his country in the US Navy. He was an active serviceman of the Korean War. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and wife and would have celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary on July 18. He and his father were carpenters and helped build the assembly hall in Champaign, worked at General Electric in Decatur, and sold real estate in Taylorville. He had an electrical degree from DeVry Technical Institute. He faithfully served The Lord his entire life.
He is survived by his wife, Venita Jensen of Taylorville, IL; son: Gregory (Diane) Jensen of Taylorville, IL; daughters: Brenda (Jeff) Bartnicki of Volo, IL; Sheila Jensen of Volo, IL; grandchildren: Savanna Jensen, Justin Bartnicki, Jarrett Bartnicki; great grandchild: Camdon Las; Nephews: Gary McNeely, Mike McNeely, Paul Bright, Brian Ransom; brother-in-law: Jerry Ransom of Georgetown, IL. He was preceded in passing by his parents; sister, Juanita McNeely; brother-in-law, Dale McNeely; nephew, Richard Ransom; sister-in law, Marcia Ransom, Peggy Bright; several aunts & uncles.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Inurnment will be held Friday, June 13, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL with Rev. Dick Wamsley officiating. Military rites conducted by American Legion Post #73, AMVETS Post #29, VFW Post #4495 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral and Honors Detail.
Memorials may be made to Taylorville Christian Church, 1124 N. Webster St., Taylorville, IL 62568
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, Illinois
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