Ronnie Dean Jenson, of rural Emmons, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 17, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, MN. He was 72 years old. Ronnie was born on June 19, 1947 to parents Ordean and Mabel (Ingvaldson) Jenson in Albert Lea, MN. He was raised in Albert Lea and attended Albert Lea High School. On February 3, 1968 he married Carolyn Bergland at Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, MN. They had two children, Kellie and Breck.
Ronnie worked as an Auto Body Technician and had an affinity for fixing car bodies. He also worked at Shopko in the maintenance and custodial role. Ronnie was a family man who enjoyed getting together playing cards especially with his brother-in-law Neal and Clarice. He really enjoyed spending time with Dodge and Everett every chance he had, they always made him smile and laugh at the stuff the did and said. He was a big movie buff! He could recite the T.V. Line up for the week to anyone who asked. He was a jack of all trades he could fix anything, he especially liked fixing T.V.’s, clocks/ watches, and tractors. He really enjoyed seeing the old fixed up cars and trucks driving down the road, he would say here come a 57’ Chevy or whatever it was. He knew the make and model from a mile away. He had many stories of the different cars and trucks he had over the years and he could tell you of everyone of them and the story to go along with it. His wife and him went to rummage sales every chance they had! He enjoyed his animals, the horses, Trooper (the dog), Bosco (the cat),
He is survived by Carolyn Jenson; daughter, Kellie (Dean) Anderson of Hayward, MN; son, Breck Jenson of Walters, MN; grandchildren, Samantha (Brandon) Cech and their children Everett and Dodge of Hollandale, MN, Mackenzie Jenson and family of Kansas, Alec Jenson (significant other Brieonna) of Kansas; sister, Lonnie (Armando) Benett of St. Paul, MN; niece, Hollie (Luke) Marcks of Albert Lea and their family. Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents, Ordean and Mabel; mother and father in-law, Helmer and Margaret Bergland; great-grandson, William Cech, brother-in-law Jerry Bergland, and aunts and uncles Doris and Bert Herth and Stella and Tom Kopsing.
Ronnie will truly be missed by his wife and children, grandchildren, great grandchildren. We Love you Jenson!
A private memorial service will be held for the family at Bonnerup Funeral Service. Please leave condolences for the family www.bonnerupfuneralservice.com.