DARRELL "WALLEYE" JENSENDarrell "Walleye" Jensen, 72, of Duluth died peacefully at home on the morning of Aug. 6, 2013 after a courageous three month battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Darrell "Walleye" Jensen, 72, of Duluth died peacefully at home on the morning of Aug. 6, 2013 after a courageous three month battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
He was born in Albert Lea, Minn on Jan. 27, 1941 to Charles and Alice Jensen. He attended high school in Minneapolis. He served three years in the US Army Combat Engineers. After returning from the service, he spent two summers in Alaska working construction and on commercial fishing boats. He was married to Sue Morris and raised three children.
Darrell worked as a Senior Account Executive for Moore Business Forms for 27 years before retiring in 1997. He also worked as a part-time fishing guide for 19 years in the Brainerd Lakes area and on Lake Vermilion with his houseboat charter business. He was a current member and past president of the Duluth Noon Optimist Club.
He loved to spend time traveling, watching his animals in his backyard, exercising and dining with his friends from Loose and Limber, as-well-as, testing his luck at the area Casinos or competing in a Texas Hold'em Tournament.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sharon Jensen; and sister-in-law, Jan.
He is survived by his special companion, Ellen Kronschnabel; three children, Christine (Mark) Madison, Mike (Jackie) Jensen and Jennifer (Craig) Pilon; 8 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four brothers, Arlyn, Ron, Larry (Diane) and Dennis (Claudette).
A special thanks to Pat, his Hospice Home Care Aide, Tom from the Vineyard Prayer Team, and Naom whose visits brought comfort and peace.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at The Vineyard Church, 1533 West Arrowhead Road in Duluth. In lieu of flowers, Darrell has requested memorials be given to Union Gospel Mission or the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.
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