Jack Jensen, 80, of LaMoure, ND, formerly of Ely and Tower, MN, passed away August 15, 2018 at St. Rose Care Center, LaMoure.
Jack Martin, son of Chet and Martina (Panian) Jensen was born and raised in lake country in northern Minnesota. It was there he learned his love of the outdoors. Hunting was a passion he especially enjoyed with his friend Roger Raduenz. Jack's love of fishing led to guiding fishermen for Bowser's Resort at Crane Lake. This also led to guiding friends on canoe trips in the Quetico canoe area in Canada. Jack and Linda enjoyed doing this together for several years. They were also famous for the fish fry's they hosted at their cabin for family and their Sandpoint friends. Jack discovered another passion when he began his career as a 6th grade teacher in Ely, MN. He also taught drivers ed and coached the Ely Wolves in three winning seasons.
Jack lived his life to the fullest and enjoyed his family and friends, sharing his love of the outdoors and skills with anyone who spent time with him. We miss him so much, but know that he is fishing the heavenly lakes with those who have gone before him to get the boat ready.
He is survived by his wife Linda; daughter Jackie (Fred) Moen; son David (Wendy) Jensen; stepson Jeremy John; sister Judy Cashian; father-in-law Vernon Sandness; grandchildren Leah and Kasey Phifer, and Michela, Jake and Justin Jensen; step grandchildren Kati, Megan and Nick Moen; and step great granddaughter Lily. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Carmen (Greg) Solberg, Jackie (Jerry) Tostenson; brothers-in-law, Stuart (Linda) Sandness, Eugene (Monica) Sandness, Greg (Deb) Sandness, Robert (Michele) Sandness and Jay (Sherie Dorzak) Sandness; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Jack will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Zoar Lutheran Church, LaMoure, North Dakota, with Reverend Ryan Jerome officiating.
A Celebration of Jack's Life will be held in Ely on Wednesday, August 29th from 4:00 to 8:00 with stories shared at 6:00 p.m. at the Grand Ely Lodge, 400 North Pioneer Road in Ely.
Family prefers memorials be given to Hospice of the Red River Valley or St. Rose Care Center.
If you'd like to send condolences to the family you may sign the guestbook online at www.dahlstromfuneralhome.com or Linda's address is P.O. Box 331, LaMoure, ND 58458.
Dahlstrom Funeral Home in LaMoure is handling the arrangements.