Jay Dean Jensen, son of LaVern “Chip” and Ramona (Riley) Jensen was born in Jordan, MT, on Nov. 24, 1965. He died of liver and colon cancer on March 15, 2014 at the age of 48 at the Mobridge Regional Hospital in Mobridge, SD.
After graduating in 1984 from Gettysburg High School, Jay attended Lake Area VoTech in Watertown with a degree in Electronics. He then worked at Friedel’s Music and Recreation in Mobridge. Jay enjoyed his time at the shooting range, lake, and many other outdoor activities, but most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren. He showed patience and loved helping raise them.
Grateful to have shared his life are his mother Ramona Beringer, step-father, Daniel Beringer who now reside in Mesa, AZ; brother, Eric Jensen and wife PhuongLynh along with daughters, MaiLynh and VyLynh Jensen residing in Dalton, GA; sister, Taryl Jensen of Mesa, AZ with son, Kierre Jensen of Albany, NY; along with the love of his life, Tarena Wessel and her children, Naomi, Nathan and Shealon, grandchildren, Sierra, Zentaya, Kyler Jay Wessel of Mobridge and Triston Kaiser of Spearfish, SD. Jay’s four step brothers also survive him; Monte Beringer; Dave Beringer with wife Shawn and children, Will and Dani; Wayne Beringer with son Patrick of Sioux Falls; Chris Beringer with wife Andre and children, Andrew and Leah of Aberdeen. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, cousins, and his many friends.
Jay is preceded in death by his father, grandparents Oscar and Rose Schlenker, Hershal and Wilma Riley, Margaret Riley and Hieda and Harold Jensen.
Kesling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Services will be private at a later date. Burial of the ashes will be at the Gettysburg Cemetery on a later date.
Condolences may be sent to Mona and Dan Beringer, 6017 E. Anaheim St., Mesa AZ 85205 or Tarena Wessel, 915 2nd St. Mobridge, SD 57601