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Simon Olaf "Si" Jensrud

February 5, 1933 ~ September 6, 2022 (age 89)
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Simon Olaf “Si” Jensrud, age 89 of Midway died Tuesday, September 6, 2022 in Essentia Health – Virginia. He was born February 5, 1933 in Crookston, MN the son of Simon and Minnie (Cook) Jensrud, Sr.. Simon was the youngest of 8 children and grew up in Hibbing.  He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1952 and served aboard the USS Lucid. He was a proud Navy veteran; and was fortunate to see the Lucid being restored in the last few years. He me the love of his life: Catherine Ann Drieman “Kay” in 1952 and they were married on April 24, 1953 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Virginia.  Simon was employed by Eveleth Taconite beginning in 1965 and retiring in 1988. He worked as a service truck driver and later a foreman.  Simon kept lively by working as a security guard at the Virginia Hospital and the Thunderbird Mall. He later did Handyman’s work for many folks in Virginia. Si was a member of the Virginia Men’s Bowling League, the Pratt-Volden-Mickelson-Anderson American Legion Post in Virginia, and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church NKA Rockwell Church. He enjoyed wood carving, playing cards, fishing, and was honored to be selected to participate in an Honor Flight. In recent years, Si loved to be a winter Texan with Kay They enjoyed spending time in their trailer in Magic Valley Park and visiting daughter Julie, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was loved by all.

Simon is survived by his wife of 69 years: Kay Jensrud; was a proud father of Qetler Jensrud of Akron, OH, Scott (Marife) Jensrud of Virginia, and Julie (George) Hopper-Norvell of Tomball, TX; he was a precious grandpa to: Allen Jensrud, Tyle Jensrud, Amber(Eric) Shaw, Hannah(Dave) Jensrud-Fritz, Amy Jensrud, Jacob Jensrud, Eric Hopper, Evan(Kourtni) Hopper, and Elissa Hopper; great-grandchildren: Camron, Landon, Lydia, Blaklee, Skylar, Kinsley, and Hayden; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son: Dennis Jensrud; and 7 siblings.

The Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2022 at the Rockwell Church in Midway, Pastor Chris Tien will officiate. A gathering time for family and friends will begin one hour prior to the service at the Church. Inurnment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Virginia.

Memorials are preferred and may be directed to: The USS Lucid Restoration Project, c/o Stockton Maritime Museum, 4290 Cherokee Road, Stockton, CA  95215.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
September 12, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Emmanuel Baptist Church NKA Rockwell Church
93 Midway Drive
Virginia, MN 55792

Celebration of Life
September 12, 2022

2:00 PM
Emmanuel Baptist Church NKA Rockwell Church
93 Midway Drive
Virginia, MN 55792

September 12, 2022

3:15 PM
Greenwood Cemetery, Virginia


USS Lucid Restoration c/o Stockton Maritime Museum
4290 Cherokee Rd, Stockton CA 95215

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