Wednesday, June 8, 2022
9:00 AM CDT
Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery
21731 Spring Street
Town of Dover, WI 53182
Life Story / Obituary
Michael Allen Jensen, age 61, passed away Monday, May 2, 2022, at Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Great Lakes, IL following a courageous battle with cancer. Mike was born in Racine, WI, May 17, 1960, the first of six boys of Richard and Patricia (Nee: Donovan) Jensen.
Mike grew up on the north side of Racine and was active in the YMCA programs including Camp Anokijig and all sports especially football and swimming. He graduated from Wm Horlick High School “Class of 1978”. Going through school Mike played trumpet in band and played the soprano bugle marching with the Kiltie Kadets and Kilties Junior Corps. Following graduation Mike enlisted in the U.S. Army and proudly served from 1978 until 1991 when an injury forced him to retire. It was during his time in the Army that he met the love of his life, Kathie S. Davis and on November 24, 1982, at Ft. Sill, OK they were united in marriage, celebrating 39 years this year. Departing from the Army Mike and Kathie moved to Racine and had made their home here for 25 years retiring to Colorado in 2019. It was in the nineties that the Racine Kilties Senior Corps was up and going strong and Mike’s love of Drum Corps found him marching once again. He thoroughly enjoyed the adventures with his Kiltie family. Back in Racine Mike studied at Gateway Technical College and earned a double degree in Computer Programming and Web Design.
Even though Mike was a horn man he marched to the beat of his own drum. He will be remembered as one who was firm in his beliefs but enjoyed a good debate. His exterior at times was hard on the outside but he was soft on the inside. He was always willing to go that extra mile to help someone out. He treasured time spent with family and friends and will be dearly missed.
Surviving are his wife, Kathie and children, Michael (Nicole) Davis, Christina (Jarod) McDaniels; grandchildren, McKenzie Davis, Daymeon (Sarah) Davis, Chelsea (Michael) Bohm, CJ Bradley; great grandchildren, Parker Davis, John Michael Bohm; his mother, Patricia Jensen; brothers, Brian (Maryann) Jensen, Kevin (Jewel) Jensen, Dan (Laura) Jensen, Richard Jensen, Christopher Jensen; nieces and nephews, Kyle (Nicole) Jensen, Samantha (Dan) Ferg, Jeremiah Jensen, Megan (Dan) Elsberg, Elizabeth (Colin) Roussil, Sean Jensen, Drew (Taryn) Jensen, Reid Jensen, Tyler Jensen; great nieces and great nephews, Brian, Hailey, Nathaniel, Mary-Jean, Stanlee, Benjamin, Scott, Nora, and Theo; in-laws, Alice (Raul) Duque, Monica (Darryl) Weatherington, Gerald Wayne Unger; other relatives and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard L. Jensen, and his maternal grandparents William (Bill) J. and Freda H. Donovan
Funeral services with full military honors will be held at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 21731 Spring St, Town of Dover, on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 9 am. Meet at the office parking lot. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Cancer Research have been suggested.
Thank you to Bill Revis for his friendship and willingness to always be there for Mike and Kathie over the many years, and for his help to Mike's family members during this past year.
A special thank you to the wonderful members of Rolling Thunder IL, Chapter 2, for helping Mike in so many ways, whether providing for special needs and requests, or just to talk. The wonderful and kind service you provided to him, and so many other veterans, is truly wonderful and greatly appreciated.
Finally, A special thank you to all of the doctors, nurses, caregivers, volunteers veterans, and the entire staff at Freedom Fighters Building 201 at the Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. Your compassion and care for Mike and to his family is truly treasured and appreciated.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot And days of auld lang syne?