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Earl E Jensen Jr.

Earl found eternal rest in the arms of his Savior on April 14, 2024 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Earl Jr. was born to the late Earl and Emily Jensen on June 18, 1943 in Maribel, WI. He was fortunate in his large family and dearly loved his siblings; Ken (Fay) Jensen, Mike (Sandy) Jensen, Judy Lemense (the late Tom Waldorf), Carol (Fred) Fels, Dale (the late Lois) Jensen, the late Darlene Johnson, the late Roger (Bonnie) Jensen, the late Maynard, Nancy Kane, Barbie (Steve) Rosner, Tina (Steve) Servais, Janet (Jim) Kinjerski and Randy (Annette) Jensen. At the age of 17, Earl enlisted in the US Army and served honorably in Colorado Springs, CO. This began a lifetime of adventures and enduring friendships. Earl leaves a legacy of hard work and toughness. He was a lineman for Chicago Northwestern Railroad, running crews, hanging poles and supporting his fellow union workers as a union steward. If you were lucky enough to know Earl, you were probably the recipient of a zinger that stung a little but still made you smile. He was generous with his time and was considered the mayor of the neighborhood. He was the rare Jack of All Trades and Master of All. He was an avid gardener, excellent cribbage and sheepshead player, superb silversmith and volunteered as a bingo marshal up until he was too ill to continue. Everyone who met Earl was fortunate to know him as he was truly one of a kind. Earl joined his late wife Charmaine in Heaven where we know they are playing nertz or she's driving in the left late doing the speed limit while he hides behind the newspaper. He leaves behind a family who misses him terribly. Earl was the most amazing and supportive father to Tracy (Frank) Sadlo, Tim (Tina) Jensen and Scott Crabbs. He was devoted to his grandchildren Legacie Sadlo, Earl Jensen, Lily Jensen and Jaxon Sadlo who loved him to pieces. He was uncle to many nieces and nephews who always knew Uncle Earl would have some pearl of wisdom they would never forget. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Dr. Rifkind and team at Ironwood Cancer Center for their exemplary care of Earl. He loved you, Doc, and will be watching over your garden. They would also like to commend the team at Infinity Hospice (Erin, Liz, Shelby, Kristen and Miguel) for their compassion and care. A full military service will take place at the Arizona National Cemetary on June 14, 2024 at 9:30am.