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Dennis Wayne "Denny" Jenson

Dennis Wayne "Denny" Jenson, age 69, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 peacefully at his home with his family by his side.

Denny was born on Thursday, April 26, 1945 in Grand Forks, ND to the late Elmer and Thelma (Kvasager) Jenson. He was raised on the family farm in Bygland Township and graduated from East Grand Forks Senior High School in 1963. On December 27, 1966 he joined the Grand Forks Police Department and served until February 28, 2003 when he retired at the rank of Sargent Detective. In addition to his service to the community, Denny also owned and ran a vending machine route for over 30 years up until his death. He was an avid outdoorsman that loved to hunt, fish, and camp. Above all though, his favorite pastime was his daily meeting with the boys for coffee at Gramma Butterwicks.

Denny was married to Judy (Amundson) Haney from 1965 to 1976 and from this union his son David was born in 1968. He was then married to Linda Rader in 1981 in Devils Lake, ND and his daughter Vanessa was born in 1986.

Denny is survived by his wife Linda Jenson of Grand Forks, ND; Son, David (Colette) Jenson of Valley City, ND; Daughter, Vanessa Jenson of Jamestown, ND; and grandsons, Nick, Jack, and Sam Jenson. He was predeceased by his parents, Elmer and Thelma Jenson.

The family would like to extend thanks to the staff at the Altru Cancer Center and Hospice for their service during this trying time.

Honors will be provided by the Grand Forks Police Department in recognition to Dennys over 36 years of service on the force.

Funeral Service: 11:00 am Monday, August 25, 2014 at Bygland Lutheran Church 24616 425th Ave SW, East Grand Forks, MN 56721

Visitation: One Hour Prior to Services

Interment: Bygland Cemetery ~ Rural East Grand Forks, MN

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Arrangements By: Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota