LeROY — Kenneth E. Jensen, 86, of LeRoy passed away at 3:17 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 17, 2015) at LeRoy Manor, LeRoy, surrounded by his family.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy. The Rev. Eric Swanson will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy, with military rites accorded. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Cancer Center, Normal, or the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation.
Mr. Jensen was born Jan. 21, 1928, to Hilbert and Aleta Brittin Jensen. He married Cynthia J. Hereford on Jan. 21, 1961, in Bloomington. She passed away Feb. 26, 2008.
Survivors include two daughters, Gayle L. (Tony) Goss, LeRoy, and Luci (Kevin) Rice, Bloomington; eight grandchildren, Ryan (Amanda) Goss, Sarah (Brian) Willey, Jennifer (Bill) Inks, Daniel Goss, Kaitlyn Underhill, Drew Underhill, Cassandra (Josh) Austin and Katrina Rice; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Jeraldine “Deanie” Epperson, LeRoy.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Kenneth was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He served from 1952 to 1953.
He loved his family and playing the guitar, the violin, the banjo and the harmonica. He loved being on his farm.