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Merton Jensen

  • Birth 1 Apr 1911 Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
  • Death 31 May 1998 Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
  • Plot Block: 86 Lot: 2 Grave: 10
  • Memorial ID 113138707

(Acknowledgement to Washington County Genealogical Society for the following archived obituary)

Merton Jensen, 87, of Blair, died May 31, 1998, at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Blair. Burial will be in the Blair Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be 7 - 9 p.m. Wednesday at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home in Blair.

Merton Jensen was born April 1, 1911, in rural Blair to Henry C. and Esther (Jacobsen) Jensen. He graduated from Blair High School and Dana College.

On October 7, 1939, he married Betty Crichton in Omaha. He farmed in the Blair area until retiring in 1978. He had been a county assessor and worked with the ASC Office.

He was a past member of the Blair Lions Club, past president of the Blair Golf Club, 60-year member of the Blair Masonic Lodge and member of St. Marys Episcopal Church.

He was Dana College's first inductee into the Football Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; three daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Roland Clark of Blair, Jane and Joe Warman of Beltsville, Md., and Deborah and Dale Morrow of Severn, Md.; five grandchildren and four step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Valerie Jean; one brother, Clarence; and two sisters, Cora Mae and Mary Ann Jensen.

Memorials are suggested to the Blair Rescue Squad.

Campbell-Aman Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.


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  • Created by: S. Wardell
  • Added: 30 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 113138707
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Merton Jensen (1 Apr 1911–31 May 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 113138707, citing Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by S. Wardell (contributor 47551395) .