William “Bill” Jensen, 76, Stanley, ND died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Mountrail Bethel Home, Stanley. His funeral service will be Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. at American Lutheran Church, Stanley, ND. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Stanley.
Bill was born March 17, 1936 in Stanley, ND at the home of midwife Tillie Johnston to Dr. Edward and Florence Jensen. He attended grade school in Stanley and graduated from Stanley High School. He attended Wahpeton State School of Science and then served in the U.S. Army. He lived in Kansas, Nebraska and Denver, CO where he received his A & P mechanics license. Bill worked for Frontier Airlines, Alleghany Airlines and Pan American Airlines. He eventually moved to Germany and lived there for 30 years, moving back to ND in 2005. He was employed by Pan American Airlines and Nord Micro Company while living in Germany.
Bill enjoyed building model airplanes, golfing, hunting, fishing and bicycling. One notable bicycle trip was a 90 day cycling experience through the British Isles.
He is survived by his brothers Clayton, Detroit Lakes, MN, Jerome (Pat), Stanley, ND, Tom (Judy), Dalton, MN and his sister Marlene (Don) Hoirup, Winston Salem, NC; daughter Kristina Ursula Solvig Jensen and his lifetime companion, Mechtild Dudek, both of Germany; nieces, nephews and cousins.