Robert "Bob" Eugene Jensen, 62, Park Rapids, MN, died after waging a hard fought battle with ALS on Friday, October 25, 2013 at his home with his wife, Kari, at his side.
Bob was born on March 27, 1951 to Wilbur and Joyce (Sauter) Jensen. He was raised in Byron, where he attended public schools and graduated from the Byron High School with the Class of 1969. In 1968, Bob was united in marriage to Margaret Conway (Schoeppner); they later divorced. In 1972, Bob entered the United States Army where he served his country as a computer specialist. In 1977, Bob was united in marriage to Kari Frutiger. He retired from the Army in 1992.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Kari of Park Rapids; his mother, Joyce Sauter; his three children: Theresa (Jim) Josephson, Catherine (Mike) Schwartz, and Robert (Shawn) Jensen; one step son, Robert (Stacey) Bartel; 16 beloved grandchildren: Tyler, Krystal, Katie, Karen, Alyssa, Dakota, Daiton, Amber, Kerstin, Kendall, Wyatt, William, Sydney, Zoey, Bailee, and Trinity; two step-grandchildren:Tyler and Kaitlin; one step great grandson, Treycen; two brothers: Ron (Cheryl) Jensen and Todd (Lynn) Cadwell; 13 nieces and nephews as well as numerous great and great great nieces and nephews; and special friends: Jason and Stephanie Palmer and Dick and Bonnie Moore.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, his step-father, Robert Sauter and his grand parents.
A celebration of Bob's life will be held at the Otto Hendrickson American Legion Post in Park Rapids on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 2 to 5 PM. Memorials are preferred to ALS Research.