Wilber Lars Jensen

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Wilber Lars Jensen

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Wilber Jensen

Wilber Lars Jensen was born on Nov. 27, 1935, to Orvald and Eva Jensen in Iowa City, Iowa, and joined them in rest on June 2, 2018.

Wilber spent the first half of his life in Iowa, graduating high school, attending college, coming into fatherhood and joining the Marine Corps. He spoke fondly of Iowa. Iowa laid the foundation for the loves of his life: Jesus, family and country. Iowa also taught lessons that developed character: hard work, honesty, humility, forgiveness and acceptance.

In the mid-’70s, Wilber moved to Montana and worked as an insurance agent. He developed strong friendships with Ed, Bob and George, and met his wife, Klara. Wilber and Klara were married on June 9, 1979, and lived a wonderfully happy and committed marriage.

Wilber loved his children: Evie, Bruce (Victoria), Lori (Kevin), Brian, Nikki (Tory), Brent and Ashley (Henry) and all 17 of his grandchildren and four great-grandkids.

Wilber loved his country and the U.S. Marine Corps. He enlisted shortly after graduating high school and then joined the Marine Corps League, Eugene Sarah Detachment in 1988. He was so proud to participate in any detail and was active in starting squads in Roundup, Miles City and working with the Young Marines.

Among the big things, Wilber also made time for the smaller loves in his life: Coffee, visiting with friends at the Emporium, biscuits and gravy and fishing.

Please join us in celebrating the man we love at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the Laurel Methodist Church, 307 W. Fourth St. Graveside service with military honors will follow at Yellowstone National Cemetery in Laurel at 12 noon.

Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Billings Clinic and at the VA.

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5 thoughts on “Wilber Lars Jensen”

  1. Steve and Diana Scheidt

    We send our blessing to the Jensen Family. Wilbur sold us our first Life Insurance policy and we still have it today. He and George made house calls back then. We always enjoyed seeing them and we knew we could trust Wilbur and he certainly knew the insurance business. May you find comfort in all the memories you hold in your hearts. God Bless. Steve and Diana Scheidt, Custer, MT

  2. Tammy Reichert

    Wilber was one of my favorite people at Mutual Of Omaha! So kind and generous. He was one of the first agents I had the pleasure of working with and I know he will be greatly missed by all. Prayers to his family!

  3. Dear Klara and Family, we’re sending our deepest condolences to you & your family as you celebrate & give thanks for Wilber’s life with you.
    Our love, Orrin & Sharon Ferris

  4. Jannie Higgins

    Dear Klara, I have not seen you for many years but always think of familyfin MT and want to send my sympathy to you and your family. How the years go by…I remember so well being at your wedding!! You have many years of sweet memories to carry with you. May they bring smiles. Sincerely Jannie Higgins ( judy Trenkas daughter). Blessings!

  5. To a simple man I enjoyed many conversations with.

    Condolences to Klara and the family
    Wilbur will be sorely missed
    By the Staff and friends at The Western Empire Emporium May you Rest in peace Wilbur,

    Cindy and the staff at The Western Empire Emporium

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