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Published July 14, 2013, 12:00 AM

Gary Lee Jensen

Gary Lee Jensen, Sr., age 53, of Grand Forks, ND, lost his courageous battle with cancer at Valley Eldercare Nursing Center in Grand Forks, ND.

Gary was born on October 16, 1959, the son of Clarence D. and Eunice (Lange) Jensen in Carrington, ND. He grew up in various towns in ND calling Carrington his home town. Gary worked with the Carrington Police Department in 1977-78. He worked for the State of ND Dept. of Transportation Truck Regulatory Division on August 14, 1978 to July 1983, when the division was merged with ND Highway Patrol Motor Carrier. Gary worked for 35 years with the State of ND.

Gary Lee Jensen

Gary Lee Jensen, Sr., age 53, of Grand Forks, ND, lost his courageous battle with cancer at Valley Eldercare Nursing Center in Grand Forks, ND.

Gary was born on October 16, 1959, the son of Clarence D. and Eunice (Lange) Jensen in Carrington, ND. He grew up in various towns in ND calling Carrington his home town. Gary worked with the Carrington Police Department in 1977-78. He worked for the State of ND Dept. of Transportation Truck Regulatory Division on August 14, 1978 to July 1983, when the division was merged with ND Highway Patrol Motor Carrier. Gary worked for 35 years with the State of ND.

On February 24, 1979, Gary was united in marriage to Paula Bush in New Rockford, ND. They made their home in Grand Forks, where they raised their children. Gary enjoyed farming and gardening.

Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Paula; their two children, Nicole A. (Josh) Martinson and Jeremy L Jensen, both of Grand Forks; 7 grandchildren, Cody, Alissa, Zoe, and Robert Martinson, Keeley Goldade, Beau and Levi Jensen; his brothers, Joel (Peggy) Jensen, Green Bay, WI, Todd (Lisa) Jensen, Oshkosh, Wi; sisters, Sarah (Jason) Kuntz, West Fargo, ND, Jessica (Brian) Voight, Avon, SD; stepmother, Bonnie Johnson Jensen, Fargo, ND; mother-in-law, Eileen Bush Rickels, New Rockford, ND; many brother and sister- in laws, nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Gary Lee Jensen Jr.; and sister, Lisa M. Jensen.

Thank you to all the wonderful care providers at the Cancer Center, Altru Hospital, Valley Eldercare and family and friends for your support thru this difficult time. Gary’s Family

Visitation: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 4:30-7:00 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM at Amundson Family Funeral Home in Grand Forks, ND.

Funeral Service: Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Interment: Carrington Cemetery, Carrington, ND

On-line condolences may be sent at www.EvansFuneralHomeND.com

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