Grant and Genie Jensen were married August 1, 1970, in Grand Forks, ND. His three and her five children together formed a family including seven teenagers and a 10-year-old. In their early years they enjoyed taking their children with them to the horse races in Winnipeg. They owned several race horses, and wintered them in Arizona. Throughout their married life they have continued to enjoy traveling, visiting their children in various parts of the country.
They have been blessed with 24 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren (and counting!) Genie crochets blankets for each new arrival, and Grant prints off photos of the newborns on his computer.
Grant and Genie are long-time members of Faith Evangelical Free Church in Grand Forks. Their faith, church activities, and friends are very important to them.
Their children, with spouses, who live in the Greater Grand Forks area, are Ben and Lori Jensen, Anita and Steve Lesmeister, and Susan St. John. Vicki and Bob Held also live in North Dakota. Steve and Megan Carpenter live in Minneapolis, MN, and Cheryl and Rick Barsness live in Missouri. Patti and Mark Ashley and Lynelle and Paul Rowe live in California. So they have lots of people and places to visit!
We wish them a happy anniversary and more to come!