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David L. Jensen

March 28, 1936 — August 30, 2022

Brooklyn Park

David L. Jensen

Jensen, David Larry born March 28, 1936, passed away at home on August 30, 2022. Raised in Elmore, MN on the family farm, David graduated from East Chain High School in 1954.

After some undergraduate studies, he served in the Army during the Korean War and accepted the opportunity to attend the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, CA. After discharge, he worked at the National Security Agency in Washington, D.C. where he met Charlotte, his wife of 63 years.

They were soon married and began their adventure together, eventually moving back to Minnesota. After completing his undergraduate degree, he graduated from law school at the University of Minnesota and practiced law for several decades.

David and Charlotte raised their three children enjoying life to its fullest with travel, golf, music, and a vintage car or two. They were also faithful members of Lutheran Church of the Master in Brooklyn Center and David enjoyed singing in the church choir.

David was kind and generous with a heart of gold. He also used his legal skills to serve others and enjoyed working closely with Korean community in the Twin Cities. He was social and outgoing, but humble, offering everyone he met respect and kindness, sharing his time and his hearty dialog. He loved visiting with friends while at the 'Y' and after church.

David was driven and analytical, studying subjects intently and applying due diligence to ensure things were always done, and done well. At his core, he was so very proud of his family. His wife, children, and grandchildren were everything to him. One could rarely escape a conversation without him mentioning at least one of their activities or accomplishments.

David is survived by his children David (Tahirih), Marna (Mark) and Jennifer (Kevin). He was a proud grandfather to Elyse, Isabelle, Liam, Maggie, Morgan, David, Alex, and Sophia. He is also survived by brother Chuck (Donna), sister-in-law Joyce, and nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by his wife Charlotte, his parents Lawrence and Marguerite, and his brother Loyal (Butch).

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Lutheran Church of the Master, 1200 69th Ave N, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. Visitation will be at 10:00 AM, funeral service will begin at 11:00 AM, and a luncheon will follow. Burial service will be at the Riverview Cemetery in Elmore, MN following the luncheon.

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