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Aksel Jensen, 92 - April 02, 2017

Aksel Valdemar Jensen, 92, of Kearney, formerly of Cozad and Gothenburg, died Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Kearney.
Services took place at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel on Friday, April 7, at 10:30 a.m. Interment was at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
A visitation will be conducted at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel on Thursday, April 6, from 1 to 7 p.m. with family members present from 4 to 6 p.m.
Jensen was born Oct. 22, 1924, on a family farm northeast of Cozad, son of T.C. Jensen and Anna Jensen.
He graduated from high school in 1943 and continued his lifetime of farming and love of the land, according to family members.
Jensen married Gwendolyn H. Maline on Nov. 28, 1956. To this union, two daughters were born. His wife preceded him in death in 1989.
He retired from farming and moved to Gothenburg in 1990. On April 17, 1990, he married Betty Grunden Slack. The couple resided at Gothenburg until 2003 when they moved to Kearney.
?Jensen enjoyed Danish heritage and history and was a member of the Danish Lutheran Brotherhood. He also enjoyed World War II history and putting together puzzles, the family stated.
?He was preceded in death by: his first wife, Gwendolyn Jensen; his second wife, Betty Jensen; parents, T.C. and Anna.
Survivors include: his daughters—Carol (Jim) Phillips of Running Springs, CA, and Jane (Gary) Marshall of Dallas, TX; two grandchildren—Sarah Marshall and Ben Marshall; his cousin, Erna Jensen; sister-in-law, Bonnie Maline; numerous nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren including Lavern “Don” and Janice Gaudreault of Keystone.
Memorials are suggested to Meals-On-Wheels and the FFA organization.