James H. “Jim” Jensen
January 17, 1934 – October 11, 2023
James H. “Jim” Jensen went home to be with his Savior October 11, 2023.
Jim was born January 17, 1934. He was raised on a farm outside of Kennard, Nebraska, the youngest of 5 children born to Lillard and Myrtle Jensen. Thea family moved to 1616 Pinkney in Omaha, NE in 1942. Jim attended Omaha Technical High School, where his met Joan Vecera at a football game. He always said, “I threw a pass and she caught it!” The couple dated throughout high school and through Joan’s Nursing school, until they married on February 8, 1959.
Jim enjoyed a successful career in residential construction and development, building over 150 homes and developing the West Fairacres subdivision. He then developed over 200 acres of commercial land into what is now the Old Mill office park. After retiring from development, Jim represented District 20 as a Nebraska State Senator for 12 years, serving as Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee.
Jim was also a part owner and 30 year Board Member of First Westroads Bank in Omaha. Jim also served on the Boards of Grace University for 15 years and Christ Community Church for 6 years. Jim was appointed to the City of Omaha Zoning Board of Appeals and was elected to the Papio Missouri River Natural Resources District Board.
Jim loved gardening, camping, boating, fishing, and building, but his greatest love was his wife Joan and his family, including kids: Jon (Pam) Jensen, Jill (Steve) Curtiss, Jeff (Cathy) Jensen, Jay Jensen and Joel (Crista) Jensen; grandchildren: Blake Jensen, Courtney Jensen, Lance Jensen, Reagan Curtiss, Ava Moreano, Jensen Curtiss, Clark Jensen, London Jensen, Madalyn Stemm, Sam Jensen, Alexis Nelson, Joe Jensen, Anna Jensen, Abby Jensen, Luke Jensen, and Kate Jensen; and great grand-children: Hazel Stemm, Scarlett Stemm, and Olivia Jensen.
VISITATION: Monday, October 16, 2023, 10am to 11am at Christ Community Church, 404 S. 108th Ave., followed by FUNERAL SERVICE at 11am. INTERMENT: Hillcrest Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to Okoboji Bible Conference Ministries.
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