William R. Jensen, Jr.
April 6, 1957 – April 28, 2019
Bill Jensen was a kind man with a dry wit and passion for storytelling. He found humor and excitement in so many of his experiences and he loved the chance to share an anecdote or a photo from his journeys. He loved travel, reveling in annual trips to Las Vegas and Key West, Florida, with his wife of 32 years, Carol. Recently, he and Carol parasailed over the Florida Keys and ziplined down the Las Vegas strip!
When not traveling for pleasure, Bill was often on the road as lawn care equipment salesman for Landpride and Big Bear—a job he worked at diligently for more than 40 years. Bill made many friends and acquaintances through this work and was genuinely happy to make these connections.
Perhaps Bill’s most favored activity, though, was gathering family and friends together just to spend time. A welcoming and gracious host, he was unfailingly attentive to the needs of his guests.
Bill is survived by his loving wife and partner in crime, Carol “CJ” Jensen; his son, Andy Jensen (Emily Soener); his father, Will Jensen; his sister, Julie Hansen (Jim); mother-in-law and father-in-law, Arline and Oscar Mussman; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lyle and Janice Mussman, and Galen and Jeffie Mussman; nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carole Jensen; and his beloved dogs: Molly, Dani, and Lady.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, May 4th from 3pm to 6pm at Oak Hills Country Club, 12325 Golfing Green Drive. Memorials are suggested to the Northwoods Humane Society in Hayward, Wisconsin, or Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in LaVista, NE.