Mass of Christian Burial for Bob Jensen, 79 year old Buffalo resident who passed away quietly at his home early Thursday morning, will be celebrated Monday March 24 at 10:00 a.m. from The St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo with Father Pete Johnson as celebrant. Interment will be in Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Nebraska this summer. Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Condolences may be left at the Harness Funeral Home Website at www.harnessfuneralhome.com
Dr. Carl Robert “Bob” Jensen was born on January 21, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska to Carl W. and Betty Jensen. He grew up and went to school in Omaha and graduated from Central in Omaha with the class of 1953. After high school he attended Omaha University for two years. He was in the Navy Reserves when he was in high school and in 1955 was called to active duty and served until 1957. After the military he returned to the University of Omaha where he received Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics. He then attended the University of Nebraska School of Dentistry where he received a DDS in 1967. After dental school he practiced in Mitchell, Nebraska from 1967 until 1982. He was married on October 4th, 1975 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Paula Long Jeznach and they made their home in Mitchell. In 1984 they moved Greensburg, Kansas where he practiced until he retired and moved to Buffalo, Wyoming in 2007.
He was a member of Masonic Lodge 253 AF and AM in Mitchell, Nebraska; a 32nd degree member of the Scottish Rite of Alliance, Nebraska; he was a Rotarian in Greensburg, Kansas for over 20 years and was an avid outdoorsman. He loved fly fishing, hunting and golf.
He is survived by his wife Paula of Buffalo; five sons, Jeff Jensen and his wife Aimee of Ft. Collins, Colorado, Jim Jensen of Denver, M. Wade Jensen and his wife Elsie of Victorville, California, Jamie Jensen of New Berlin, Wisconsin and Tim Jensen of Omaha, Nebraska; two daughters, Kim White and her husband Steve of Mansfield , Texas and Robbin Mitchell and her husband Dwane of Aurora, Colorado; one sister Joy Borchman of Millard, Nebraska; fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law Jim Long, one sister Betty Land and one son Tony Jensen.