Richard A. Jensen
June 29, 1932 - March 9, 2018
ObituaryRichard A. Jensen, age 85, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 9, 2018 in Grapevine Texas, after “the long goodbye” with the girls in his life by his side. He was born on June 29, 1932 in Milwaukee, WI to Nels E. and Evelyn (Baum) Jensen.
Richard grew up in Milwaukee, WI. He graduated from Juneau H.S. in 1951. He went to work for Fleugge Optical in Milwaukee in 1952. Then enlisted in the Army from 1953 to 1955. After he was the one millionth GI to enter the Detroit USO and an Honorable discharge he went back to the optical business. He was promoted and transferred to Irving, TX in 1968. Later he started his own business, Richards Repairs and retired from Specialized Products Co in 2008 as Maintenance Manager.
Richard married Shirley Shivers in April 1955. They have two daughters and were married for 55years. Richard was a long time member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Irving TX. He enjoyed Church, reading, golf (watching and playing), football (Green Bay Packers) and telling jokes to family and friends. He was our Prince Charming. He was loved by all.
Richard is survived by his two daughters, Josey (Paul) Jones of Colleyville, TX,
Cindy (Rick) Ramay of Sherman, TX; sister, Shirley (Herb) Bernthal of Rogers, AR; two grandchildren, Andrea (John) Wilson and, Jeff (Angela) Durrett; four great
grandsons, Jack, Cole, Joshua and Ayden; three nieces, Sandy, Susi and Vicki; one nephew David and their families.
Richard is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Shivers Jensen; parents, Nels and Evelyn Jensen; brother, Robert A. Jensen.
A special Thank You to the faithful members of ORLC for staying in touch with Richard. Special Thanks to the wonderful Care Staff at Meadowood Memory Care who took such good care of him and to the Vitas hospice nurses.
A memorial service will be held at: Our Redeemer Lutheran Church 2505 W. Northgate Drive.
Irving, TX on Tuesday March 27, 2018 at 10:00am.
Coffee, tea and cookies will be available in the Fellowship hall after the service for those who wish to visit.
Date: March 27, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Well Mr. Jensen - I know you had a full life filled with love and laughter. You were always kind and smiling and I know God has received you with open arms and heart. Safe travels my friend, I know your family and friends will miss you and think of you often and fondly. My condolences Jensen family - my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time your time of sorrow.
You were a special Uncle I didnt get to see often...but you held a SPECIAL place in my heart, Uncle Dick. You always had a laugh and a twinkle in your eye ??
My heartfelt condolences to the family. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort through the loving and happy memories of your dear loved one, Mr. Jensen. May you also look to our loving Heavenly Father, the God of all comfort, to provide what you need at this very sad time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4, Psalms 83:18). He promises us that very soon, "He will wipe every tear from our eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Revelation 21:3,4, Isaiah 33:24. He also promises us that there will be a resurrection of the righteous ones so they will have the opportunity to live forever in perfect health in Paradise right here on earth. (John 5:28,29, Psalms 37:10,11). What wonderful promises! Can you imagine a time on earth when there will be no more sickness, pain or death? May all of God's promises give you a measure of comfort, peace, hope and strength. I have personally found very comforting thoughts on jw.org.