Norman Jensen


Norman Jensen age 88 of Sibley, Iowa died Monday, March 8, 2021, at Country View Manor in Sibley.

A private family funeral service was held on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at Jurrens Funeral Home in Sibley with Reverend Terry Simm, officiating. Burial will follow in the Holman Township Cemetery at Sibley.

Norman Jennings Jensen was born on September 21, 1932 in Grant Township, Monona County, Iowa, the son of Einar and Myrle (Hoxie) Jensen. He grew up in the Rodney and Smithland, Iowa area and later graduated from the Smithland High School in 1950.

On December 12, 1950, Norman was united in marriage to Bernice B. Wise in Smithland, IA. To this union three children were born, Linda, Bruce, and Brad. The couple made their home in the Smithland and Rodney area. While living there he worked construction, farmed, and worked for a battery company in Sioux City, IA for a time.

In 1960, they moved to Sibley, Iowa and Norman started and managed an auto parts store for a company. After seven years as a manager, he bought the United Wholesalers building and made it Jensen Auto Supply, where he owned and operated it for 28 years retiring in September of 1995.

Norman and his wife enjoyed camping, wintering in Texas and he liked to go to auctions and started collecting old hammers and fixing them.

After being in the hospital in November of 2020, he moved into Country View Manor in Sibley, where this past Monday, March 8, 2021 he passed away.

Norman is survived by his three children, Linda (Ron) Bosma of Ocheyedan, IA, Bruce (Kate) Jensen of Cleveland, GA, and Brad (Sandy) Jensen of Sibley, IA; 12 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; special friend, Marion Groseth of Sioux Falls, SD; nieces, nephews and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bernice; 2 brothers: one in infancy and Robert Jensen; sister, June Wells; and daughter-in-law, Cindy Jensen.

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