Albert Edward Jensen, 95, second-eldest son, cherished brother and beloved uncle, passed away peacefully -- finding his own way into a new life with grace and dignity -- on Friday morning, December 11, 2009, after battling courageously to overcome complications incurred from falling at his assisted living facility in Oak Creek.
Albert was born into this life on October 13, 1914, to Oscar and Amanda (nee: Noe) Jensen, the 5th of 11 siblings.
After contributing years of service to the Civilian Conservation Corps, Albert entered the U.S. Army at Fort Sheridan on July 13, 1942, trained in Delaware with Co. C, First Battalion, at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Albert achieved the status of Tech Sergeant, and earned many meritorious citations including two bronze battle stars, three overseas service bars, one service stripe and the good conduct medal while deployed to the European Theater operations in Central Europe from March of 1944 until December of 1945.
Albert retired from Young Radiator after more than 30 years of service.
Albert was preceded in death by his parents; nine siblings, (Lilian, Evelyn, Viola, George, Leo, Peter, Rosalind, Richard and Theodore); a close friend, Emma VanSwol; various in-laws and numerous friends.
Albert is survived by only one sister, Margaret Erven; sister-in-law, Joyce Jensen; and countless nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at Sturino Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 16, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. with Fr. Allen Bratkowski officiating. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park, with full Military Honors. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 12:30 until time of service at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Wisconsin Veterans Home or to a charity of one’s choice.
Sturino Funeral Home
3014 Northwestern Ave., Racine 262 632-4479