|Robert D. Jensen|
|April 09, 1927 - June 29, 2011|
|Graveside Service: 11 am July 06, 2011 at National Cemetery|
|Robert D. Jensen, 84, a resident of St. Anthony’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Rock Island, formerly of Milan, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island. Graveside services for Mr. Jensen will be 11 am Wednesday at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, where military rites will be conducted by the Milan American Legion Post 569/200 and the Rock Island VFW Post 1303. Those wishing to attend the services at the cemetery should meet at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E 4th Avenue, Milan by 10:30 am on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Quad Cities Animal Welfare Shelter, Milan. |
Robert was born on April 9, 1927 in Lugerville, Wisconsin, a son of Robert F. Jensen and Norma (Norum) Jensen. He married Barbara Shew on September 30, 1950 in Rock Island. Robert was a co-owner of Repco, a structural steel sales company. He retired from Repco in 2003. In Robert’s younger days he was an avid motorcycle rider. He was a member of the Interstate Cadets Flying Club, Milan American Legion Post 569/200, Rock Island VFW Post 1303, a charter member of the Milan Optimist Club and a charter member of the Cross Roads Club. He enjoyed watching motorcycle, Indy Car, and NASCAR racing. He loved taking his dog, “Ginger” and later his dog, “Whiskey” for walks in the morning. Robert was a World War II Navy veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; a son, Kurt (Debra) Jensen, Milan; a daughter, Lila (Michael) Paradise, Frankland, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Amy, CA, Andrea, Ca, and Mallory, WI; step grandchildren, Michelle, TX and Angel, CA; five great grandchildren; and a brother, Phil Jensen, Silvis. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com
Love you Grandpa, Im so sorry I didnt make out to see you just one last time..
-- Amy Michielsen
I am saddened to hear of the passing of your father. Even though so many years have passed, your family remains part of my wonderful memories of those special days growing up in Milan. Please know that you, your sweet mother and your brother are very much in my thoughts.
-- Tami Brown
I'm so sorry to hear this news. I remember your dad sitting in his chair by the window when I was at your house, taking long walks, puttering at his work bench in the garage, going to his parent's home for dinner and cards....he will missed by your family. I love the picture above, Mallory and grandpa. I will be thinking of you, Kurt and your mom and your other family members.
-- Diane Moyer
Kurt, Debra and all the Jensen family. My condolences to you all. You are lovely people and I know that you took good care of Robert. He will be missed by you all dearly I am certain.
-- Jennifer Aversing
Grandpa, Although we are thousands of miles apart, you and grandma have always been in my heart. Thank you for being kind to me as a child and patient with me as a teenager. I have fond memories of us all together that I will keep with me for a lifetime. I love you so much.
-- Angel Hanaen
To Mrs. Jensen, Kurt, and Lila:
Sorry to hear about Bob. We have fond memories growing up on the hill in Milan. I remember Bob taking his daily walk up and down the service road. With deepest sympathy and god bless.
-- Brad & Debbie Scott, Brian Scott Cape Coral, FL
So sorry for your loss. Bob was a good friend and mentor while I worked with him at Repco from 1979 to 1984. In the years since, I have missed our daily chats. He will be missed.
Chris (and Kathy) Mehuys
-- Chris Mehuys
My Grandpa and Grandma are in my thoughts every day. I will never forget the Sunday dinners where Grandpa always told me that eating watermelon would put hair on my chest, the early mornings of seeing him shaving and getting ready for work, and the late night doughnuts. I will always have memories of playing in the big tree out front and will miss counting how many names it took till he got the right one. I love you grandpa, and I’m happy that you will get to see me get married after all, from one of the best seats in the house.
-- Andrea Jensen
Mrs Barb, Kurt & Lila, my brother Tom & I would like to extend our deepest condolences. My prayers are with you during this time of bereavement. I am glad that our father Richard Shay was able to be there but I had hopes that I could attend. Traveling with my job makes it difficult to be where I would like to be however. We remember fondly of our growing up days & coming to the Jensen household with dad. Always warm & inviting. May God's grace & peace be with you. Cathey Shay-Scott & Tom Shay
-- Cathey Shay-Scott & Tom Shay