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Sad News - Steve Jensen's passing

Postby TMSmalley » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:40 pm

I just heard from Al Bass - an old time SC member and close friend of Steve Jensen - that Steve passed away last night. As you probably remember - Steve has been the main guy - along with Tom Wise in the radio impound at the SubRegatta. Steve recently started building sheet metal sub cases and they were promoted in the SCR a couple of months ago.

Steve was a Viet Nam vet and drove semi trucks for a number of years - including a stint as the semi driver for the band CHICAGO. Steve was a background singer on one of their albums.

Later - he took over his father's sheet metal roofing business in Chicago and retired from that a couple of years ago and moved full time to Mineral Point Wisconsin where he did part time sheet metal work for the locals and also was an accomplished sculptor with copper art in a number of local galleries in Wisconsin. All his SubRon6 buddies will miss him terribly.

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Matt Munger, Virgil Brown and Steve Jensen at a recent SubRon6 meet.
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Re: Sad News - Steve Jensen's passing

Postby Bigdave » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:57 am

Very sad news Tim.
One of the highlights of the Carmel regattas was picking up the radios from Tom and Steve in the impound. :lol:
Steve would always put a smile on your face. :D :D He will be missed. BD.
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Re: Sad News - Steve Jensen's passing

Postby donO » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:51 am

That is very sad news Tim. Patti and I always enjoyed Steve's sense of humor and company when we attended the Carmel regattas. As Dave said, it was always an experience trying to get your radio out of the impound when Tom and Steve were on duty. Steve will be sorely missed by both of us as well. We wish we had known him longer, and send our condolences to his family.
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Re: Sad News - Steve Jensen's passing

Postby Virg » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:57 pm

Talk about a guy that was full of life...It's unthinkable that he is really gone. His passing leaves all of us a little poorer. He will be missed.

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Re: Sad News - Steve Jensen's passing

Postby PaulC » Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:40 pm

One of the things I remember most about SubRegatta 2006 was the radio impound and the wonderful job Steve and Tom did. My condolences to Steve's family.
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Re: Sad News - Steve Jensen's passing

Postby Turbobearcat » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:17 pm

I remember meeting Steve a couple of times back in 2004-05 at two meets..

Sad to hear of his passing..


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Re: Sad News - Steve Jensen's passing

Postby Pirate » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:23 pm

Oh my God! Unbelievable. Steve was a gruff guy, and that was his character, but one of the friendliest people I have ever known. Man. Will miss him greatly.
Thank you Tim for letting us know.
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Re: Sad News - Steve Jensen's passing

Postby Larry Kuntz » Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:45 pm

I'm so sorry to hear that. I remember the first time I tried to get my radio from impound, I thought I might have the bribe them or buy a new one. Those two were a pair, and they could keep a straight face while keeping your radio! Steve was one of a kind. Great guy and will truly be missed.
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Re: Sad News - Steve Jensen's passing

Postby Crazy Ivan » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:25 am

Steve always gave me my Tx when I needed it. But when I returned it, he would give a laugh and mark 'channel hog' on his sheet! We will miss you, old friend.
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Steve Jensen's Memorial Service...

Postby TMSmalley » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:20 am

Forwarded From Matt Munger:

Steve's memorial service...

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?n=steven-c-jensen&pid=155768245

Tuesday Feb 7, 2012 Mineral Point, Wisc Funeral Home @ 4-7, The Midway Bar from then on.

Damned if that ain't the way to do it...
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Re: Sad News - Steve Jensen's passing

Postby kielbasa » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:52 pm

This makes me very sad.
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