The Haxtun Herald Feb 12, 1987


Jens “Bill” Jensen


Final rites for Jens “Bill” Jensen of Sterling, will be conducted today, Feb. 12 at 1 pm at the Fairfield Covenant Church the Rev. Timothy Goettel, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Fairfield Cemetery.  Mr Jensen died Saturday Feb 7, 1987 at the Logan County Hospital.  He was 88.


Jens ”Bill” Jensen was born May 21,1989 in Nysted, Neb, the son of Hans and Annette (Christoffersen) Jensen, attended schools in Nysted and came to the Fairfield community in 1920 and began farming.  He married Mable Bjorklun May 16, 1923 in Haxtun. The couple retired from farming in 1976 and moved to Sterling.


In the early 1950’s, Mr. Jensen was proclaimed “Corn King” of the annual Haxtun Corn Festival.


He was a member of the First Baptist Church and former member of the Fairfield Covenant Church.


Mr. Jensen is survived by his wife Mable Jensen, a son Carlyle Jenson, a daughter Thelda O’Toole all of Sterling, two sisters Beulah Castile and Alice Puchett both of Vancouver, Wash; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.


Tennant-Hettinger Funeral Home of Sterling is in charge of arrangements.




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