Karly Jensen

Karly L. Jensen

Tuesday, October 26th, 1948 - Monday, May 4th, 2020
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Karly L. Jensen, age 71, of Janesville, WI, died on May 4, 2020 in the arms of his daughter surrounded by his family. He was born in Chicago, IL on October 26, 1948 to Verlin and Fern (Widlick) Jensen. He served his country in the US Army during Vietnam and when he came home he married his love of his life, JoAnne (Dornan) Jensen on June 22, 1974. They had two wonderful children. Karly was employed by Northland Concrete in Rockton for many years. He enjoyed his life of doing yard work and his animals. He was a dog lover and a proud husband, father, grandpa, and recently a great grandpa.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnne Jensen of 45 years; his son, David (Carrie) Jensen; daughter, Sara (Dan Barfknecht) Jensen; three grandchildren: his pride and joy granddaughter, Autumn Jensen and grandsons, Dayton Jensen and Johnathan Lee; and his great grandson, Jonas Jensen. He is further survived by two brothers and two sisters; a very special sister-in-law, Eva Bray; stepfather, Pat Belisle; many other in-laws on both sides of his and his wife’s family; many nieces and nephews; very special friends: JD Johnson, Twig Harnack, Jack Schroder, and Ruth Inman; his dogs, Paislee and Carmella; and many extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his father and mother-in-law, Allen Sr. and Ann Dornan; uncle, Tony; his special niece, Beth Barlass; and his dogs that have gone before him especially, Dezarae Rose.

Private family memorial services will take place on Monday, May 11, 2020, at the WHITCOMB-LYNCH FUNERAL HOME, Janesville. Full military honors by VFW Post 1621 will be accorded to conclude his Celebration of Life.

We would like to thank Mercy Hospice nurse, Natasha for all her work and comfort and all the staff at the VA Clinic & Hospital especially Rachel Molander, Michael Dodd, special nurse Kathy, and reception at Janesville VA, Stacey Kobbs and Dr. Jane Anderson at Mercy South.
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    Monday, May 11th, 2020 |
    Monday, May 11th, 2020
    Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
    21 S. Austin Rd.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
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    Private services Monday, May 11, 2020 at the Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home


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Jim and Kristi Jensen

Posted at 11:58am
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Melanie Serafin

Posted at 07:44pm
Dear JoAnne, Sarah & Dan, David & Carrie and your entire family: I’m very sorry to learn of Karly’s passing, and for your deep sorrow. It is comforting to know that Karly is now in Heaven, the most beautiful, peaceful and joyous place ever to be, and to be eternally. Joanie and Karly: you two were a most dedicated, smart and compassionate care-giving team for Art—that is where I first met you! You further inspired me in the way I conducted my caregiving of others. Thank you. I remember and also miss the brief conversations that I’d have with you and Karly as we saw each other in a Pic-n-Save or the parking lot. I don’t have your current phone number but will send a card to your home—I hope that you’re still at the same home that ai knew of? God’s peace-filled blessings to all of you as you carry on: faithfully, steadily, caring for yourselves and each other, and honoring Karly’s life’s passions and mission for living.

Deb Taormino

Posted at 03:40pm
Our sympathies to the Jensen family. Keep the memories close to your heart and Karly will always be with you.

Deb & Frank Taormino

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