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February 17, 2020

1/23/2020 7:30:00 AM
Richard James Jensen

Richard James Jensen, 90, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at Grace Lodge Assisted Living.

He was born on Jan. 1, 1930, in Racine, the son of Sidney and Esther (nee: Anderson) Jensen.

Richard proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant.

He was united in marriage to Betty Ludwig on Oct. 4, 1952 in Racine.

He attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Extension in Racine. Richard had been employed as an accountant and office manager for Racine Water and Wastewater Dept. for 35 years, retiring in 1990.

Surviving are his wife, Betty and their son, Terry (Peggy) Jensen and daughter, Sally (Leonard) Gaines; grandsons, Lee (Amberly) Jensen and Eric Jensen; great-granddaughter, Penelope.

He is further survived by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, sister-in-law, parents and nephew, Steven.

The family wishes to extend their most sincere thanks to the wonderful dedicated staff at Grace Lodge Assisted Living.

Their exceptional attention to Dad's needs was truly a blessing to us. We also appreciate the fine care dad received from the Ascension Hospice Caregivers.

Visitation will be at the Sturino Funeral Home, Racine on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Richard will be laid to rest at West Lawn Memorial Park with full military honors on Friday at 11 a.m. Please meet at the cemetery Chapel.

Online condolences to

Sturino Funeral Home, 3014 Northwestern Ave. 262-632-4479.

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