Erling B. Jensen, 86, of Centuria, Wisconsin, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the Golden Age Manor in Amery, Wisconsin. Erling was born on August 30, 1936, in Eureka Township, Polk County, Wisconsin, the son of Stanley and Hazel (Phelps) Jensen.
Erling attended grade school and high school in Centuria, Wisconsin. He met Betty Bowman in St. Paul, Minnesota, and they married on May 23, 1959. He was 1 of 5 men drafted into the Army on August 1, 1959. Betty and Erling enjoyed many years on the home farm, and he worked at Andersen Windows for over 35 years. They spent 21 years as snowbirds in Florida and went on countless trips to Disney. Erling enjoyed going to flea markets with his brother Eldon looking for anything antique car related. He was a member of the Antique Automobile Car Club of America for 44 years as well as many other car clubs. He enjoyed his Model A and Stanley Steamer cars and giving tours of his museum. Betty and Erling visited over 15 European countries and he also enjoyed several boat cruises.
Erling leaves to celebrate his memory, his loving wife of 64 years, Betty Jensen of Centuria, his children; Pam (Tom) Hughes, Anthem, AZ; Kerry (Ginger) Jensen, Osceola, WI; Rodney (Adela) Jensen, Balsam Lake, WI; grandchildren; Kyle, Jon (Jasmine), Alexis, Jacob, Maddie, Tia, and Khloe, his close cousin, Doug Jensen, and other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley, and Hazel, brothers Gerald (Dorrine) and Eldon and sister, Louise (Vernon) Anderson, and two sons, Todd, and Marc Jensen.
Visitation will be held at the Kolstad Family Funeral Home in Centuria, on Friday, April 28, 2023, from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. and then at the First Baptist Church in Milltown on Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. Pastor Marlon Mielke will officiate.
Erling will be laid to rest at the New Home Cemetery in Eureka Township following the service with military honors provided by the Milltown VFW, Post 6856. Please join the family following the cemetery service at the church for lunch and fellowship.
Casketbearers will be Scott Clark, Shawn Graves, Jacob Jensen, Brian Jensen, Damian Kostron, and Donovan Kostron.
The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with arrangements.
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