In loving memory of

David William Jensen
June 14, 1952 - November 15, 2022

David William Jensen, age 70, of Rochester, Minnesota died on November 15, 2022 at St. Mary's Hospital, surrounded by his family.

David was born June 14, 1952 to Leland and Jean (Harger) Jensen. He grew up in Rochester and graduated from Lourdes High School in 1970. From an early age he had a love of sports. David grew up playing hockey and baseball. He went on to Mankato State where he graduated with a marketing degree in 1974. On August 26, 1978, he married Kathryn Rueber.

In 1978, David started at Woodruff Supply Company where he began his career in plumbing and heating. After twenty years at Woodruff, David transitioned into a Customer Service role at First Supply Company where he was still currently employed. David had a strong work ethic and he was determined to work two days a week. David's First Supply co-workers were his second family. They were always very supportive and a few employees had the privilege of being his personal Uber driver to Owatonna when they were short staffed and needed him at this location. David was always willing to help in any way he could.

David enjoyed all Minnesota sports especially the Vikings, Twins and MN Wild. David found joy in coaching his daughters in soccer and softball, camping and ice fishing in the boundary waters and traveling. David's greatest joy was time spent with his family. He loved seeing his grandchildren light up with joy. David's second love was collecting "treasures". He was always finding and giving treasures to his grandchildren. Treasure hunting through grandpa's "stuff" will always be a very special memory.

David was a quiet, kind and good hearted man. David was a man of few words and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his spouse, Kathryn; two daughters Krista (Presten) Bean and Katie (Justin) Juskewitch; and 5 grandchildren, Jaxson, Vada, Adelyn, Oliver and Amelia.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
A private memorial service will be held at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes (5421 Royal Pl NW, Rochester).

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes is honored to be serving the Jensen family; to share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com.

Tributes

Larry Pease wrote on Nov 23, 2022:

"Hi Kathy...Very sad to hear of Dave's passing at such a young age. We miss you on Gugg 3. I hope you are finding solace in your wonderful daughters and now their children as a legacy of Dave's and your life together. Drop by when you are ever at Mayo. Love to see you and hear about what you are up to and about your girls (women now). Larry"

Jeff Johnson wrote on Nov 22, 2022:

"My deepest condolences to the Jensen Family, on the loss of Dave. I grew up with Dave who lived in our neighborhood in NE Rochester. We fondly called him "Moose" in school at St. Francis Elementary, and at Lourdes H.S. where I was 1-year behind him. Dave was a die-hard sports fan who loved all of our Minnesota Sports Teams, and he will really be missed. Jeff Johnson"

Jeff Johnson wrote on Nov 22, 2022:

"My deepest condolences to the Jensen Family, on the loss of Dave. I grew up with Dave who lived in our neighborhood in NE Rochester. We fondly called him "Moose" in school at St. Francis Elementary, and at Lourdes H.S. where I was 1-year behind him. Dave was a die-hard sports fan who loved all of our Minnesota Sports Teams, and he will really be missed. Jeff Johnson"

Lindsay Lueck wrote on Nov 19, 2022:

"I am so sorry to hear of Dave?s passing. I worked with him at First Supply for several years. He was so kind. I enjoyed working with him. "

Ginny Shapiro wrote on Nov 17, 2022:

"Hi Kathy! I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you and your family are comforted by the wonderful life and memories that you shared together. You are in our thoughts and prayers. "

Colleen wrote on Nov 17, 2022:

"Kathy, so sorry on your husband's passing. You and I were both secretaries in the Guggenheim in the "old" days. My thoughts are with you and your family. "

Terri Felmlee wrote on Nov 17, 2022:

"So sad to hear this news. My condolences to you and your family, Kathy. "

Tom Cummings wrote on Nov 17, 2022:

"My family always appreciated Dave's help with coaching my daughter in soccer. Thanks Dave! Tom Cummings"

Tom Delaney wrote on Nov 16, 2022:

"Condolences to Dave?s family, I graduated with him at Lourdes and went through St Francis together. RIP Dave"