Orville Clinton Jensson, 94, of La Porte City, died Saturday, February 7, 2015 at La Porte City Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born November 9, 1920 in Holt Township, MN the son of Ole R. and Clara (Anderson) Jensson. He was a 1939 graduate of Peterson High School in Peterson, MN. He married J. Ione Iverson on June 8, 1947 in Lanesboro, MN; she preceded him in death on May 24, 2008.
He served under General Patton in the U.S. Army during WWII, where he drove a half-track. Orville farmed for many years in Lanesboro, MN and after moving to La Porte City he worked as a Maintainer Driver for Black Hawk County Secondary Roads Department, retiring after 20 years.
Survived by: two sons, Glen (Julie) of Lanesboro, MN, Jim (Kyle) of La Porte City; five grandchildren, Shayn (Terri) Jensson, Melanie (David) Haugen all of Lanesboro, MN, MaKaila (Jamie) Kelly of Canton, MN, David Jensson of Grundy Center, Melana Jensson of Pleasant Hill; seven great grandchildren, Lea and Logan Jensson, Madelyn and Dayton Haugen, MaKenzie, Hunter and Hailey Kelly and one brother, Gordon (Marian) Jensson of Riceville.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Ione; a brother, Robert Jensson and a sister, Myrna Johnson.
Services: will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the American Lutheran Church with burial in the West View Cemetery, both in La Porte City. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the La Porte City U.S.S. San Diego American Legion Post #207 and V.F.W. Normandy Post 3983. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. at the American Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the American Lutheran Church (801 Monroe St. La Porte City, Iowa 50651)
La Porte City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 319-342-3131. Online condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.