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Wayne Eugene Jensen was born on February 6, 1930, to Rayman and Wilma (Dunn) Jensen in the Hardscratch area near Logan, Iowa and attended country school. Wayne worked for the Seeley's Gas Station, drove a truck for Clark Quarry and also for one winter at the Omaha Livestock Yards. Wayne proudly served his country from 1951-1953 in the U.S. Army after being drafted during the Korean War serving as a tank commander. Wayne married Norma Coyle on November 3, 1956, in Blair, Nebraska. The couple lived in Logan and welcomed son, Gale, on November 23, 1959, and son, Mark, on March 7, 1963. Wayne worked in road construction and helped grade the dirt for I-29 between Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley. They moved to their current farm (the Coyle family farm) in 1958. Wayne farmed, raised dairy cows and hogs.
Wayne was a member of the Community of Christ in Pisgah. He loved to read ~ especially Louie Lamour and James Harriet novels. He also liked to fish and watch Nascar.
Wayne died on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa at the age of 87 years, three months and four days.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Gene on April 27, 1958; brother, Norman Jensen and sister, Muriel Chaney. He is survived by his wife, Norma Jensen of Pisgah, Iowa; two sons, Gale Jensen and his fiancée Theresa Holman and Mark Jensen and his wife Barb all of Pisgah, Iowa; four grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ileen Jensen of Logan, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.
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