In Loving Memory of Steve Jensen: 1955-2021

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On Sept. 19, 2021, Steve Jensen, age 65, passed away suddenly at home. Steve was a loving husband, father and grandfather “pop.” 

Born in Yelm, Washington, on Sept. 23, 1955, Steve is the son of Darrell and Reda Jensen, brother to Joni Jensen and uncle to Justin and Jeremy Larkin. 

Steve is survived by his wife Karen of 39 years, son Kevin and wife Krystal, granddaughters Dalynn and Kacie, son Mike, his wife Jamie, granddaughter Reagan and father Darrell Jensen. He was predeceased by mother Reda Jensen. 

Steve worked construction in a family business, Jensen and Jensen construction, for many years in general dirt work and for the BNSF railroad. 

In 2012, Steve ended his work with Jensen and Jensen and began to work his love of ranching full time on Riverbend Ranch in Tenino. On the ranch, Steve raised cattle, Christmas trees and managed commercial timber. Steve loved operating heavy machinery and semi trucks. 

Steve was loved and will be greatly missed by those that knew him. 

A celebration of life will be at the Lake Lawrence Lodge in Yelm on Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 2 to 7 p.m. 

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