Welcome to the memorial page for

David R. Jensen

August 2, 1940 ~ October 20, 2017 (age 77)

David’s memorial service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 27th at the funeral home.

The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, October 26th at the funeral home.  

Memorials to the American Cancer Society or to the Jasper County Historical Museum may be left at the funeral home. Memorials may also be mailed to the funeral home, please add, Attn: Jensen Family on the envelope.

David R. Jensen, the son of Henry and Eirwen (Jones) Jensen was born on August 2, 1940 in Newton, Iowa. He was a graduate of Newton High School in 1959.

On September 2, 1961, David was united in marriage with Margaret A. Johnstone at the First United Methodist Church in Newton. They were blessed with two children, JoAnne and Michael. David was a farmer. He had also worked at Parsons from 1960-1976 and at Newton Sheet Metal form 1977-1984. He was a past 25-year member of the Emerson Hough Chapter of the Izaak Walton League; he was a past member of the Newton Elks Lodge No. 1270. He loved farming, fishing and in later years traveling with JH Travel. David was a loving and caring husband, dad, brother-in-law, uncle, and friend.

David died on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Newton Health Care Center in Newton. He was 77. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Henry H. Jensen.

Those left to honor David’s memory are his wife, Margaret of Newton; children, JoAnne (Mike) Holcomb of Rock Island, Illinois and Mike Jensen of Newton; his brothers-in-law, Craig (Jan) Johnstone of Grinnell and Mark Johnstone of Lacona, Iowa; his sister-in-law, Janice Hendricks of Pella, Iowa; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

 Service Information

October 26, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory
1115 E. 19th St. N.
Newton, IA 50208-2539

Memorial Service
October 27, 2017

10:30 AM
Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory
1115 E. 19th St. N.
Newton, IA 50208-2539

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