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Robert Elroy Jensen

Obituary for Robert Elroy Jensen

November 7, 1941 - August 17, 2017
Wonder Lake, Illinois | Age 75

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Friend


Robert E. Jensen, age 75, of McHenry, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017. He was born November 7, 1941, to James and Gertrude Jensen. On October 6, 1991, he married the love of his life, Debra.
Bob was a proud member of Willow Creek Church and served as one of its founding members. Bob was very involved in the church, often mentoring young men through life's ups and downs. He was also proudly employed by Groen Manufacturing Company for 48 years. Bob was a Veteran, and was honorably discharged from the Army. He was a longtime AA member and was proudly sober for 35 years. Most commonly seen, he had a tender heart and was always accommodating, putting the needs of others before his own. Bob loved bikes and even rode all the way up to Mackinac Island once. More than anything, Bob loved his grandchildren and spending as much time with them as possible. He will be truly missed.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Debra; children: Robert (Susan) Jensen, Daniel (Debbie) Jensen, Elaine (Lee) Williams, Charlee Godfrey, and James Ellis II; grandchildren A.K.A. sugarbears: Bradly, Lexi, Kolbee, Zechariah, Zoe, Kevin, Hailey, Dylan, Abby, Gracie, James, Sarah, Danielle, and Robert; siblings: Marie (Bob) Wagner, Raymond Jensen, Richard (Martha) Jensen, and Leslie (Virginia) Jensen.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents: James and Gertrude Jensen; and siblings: Betty, James, Delores, and Sharon.
Visitation will be held from 2:00pm to 3:00pm on Sunday, August 20, 2017, with the Funeral Service beginning at 3:00pm at Willow Creek Community Church, 220 Exchange Dr, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Interment will follow the services at Windridge Memorial Park in Cary, IL
Memorials May be made in Bob's name to the Jensen Family
Colonial Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. For more information, visit or call 815-385-0063.

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