Melvin Jenson

Melvin Jenson, 74, Minot, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in a Rugby care facility.

Melvin Charles Jenson was born Feb. 16, 1939, a son of Oscar and May (McFarlen) Jenson in Minot. He was raised and educated in Minot.

Melvin was united in marriage to Jeannette Brown on Aug. 20, 1960, at Christ Lutheran Church in Minot. They made their home in Minot, where Melvin worked for the City of Minot. Melvin was drafted into the Army on April 12, 1962, being stationed in Fort Riley, Kan. He proudly served his country until his honorable discharge on April 10, 1964. Following his discharge, Melvin and the family returned to Minot and his position with the city. In the following years he was employed with Minot Paving and Bechtold Paving. During the off seasons Melvin began employment with the Civil Service Department in transportation at Minot Air Force Base. In 2006 he assisted the Vehicle Operations Flight by moving more than 62,000 passengers and 2,490 tons of cargo without a single delay and was recognized for his service by the Commander of Department of the Air Force. His work at Minot AFB began in 1985 and continued until 2007 when he finally gave in to retirement.

Melvin is survived by: children: Lisa (Kurt) Schonrock, Missoula, Mont., Lori (Todd) Lashman, Granville, and Chad C. Jenson, Missoula; five grandchildren: Cody Palmer, Meagan (Dexter) Hoverson, Sierra Saunders, Austin Saunders, Dylan Saunders; two great-grandchildren: Andrew and Layne; brothers: Bill (Barb) Jenson, Minot, Wes (Shirley) Jenson, Minot; sisters: Vera (Erwin) Wright, Minot, and Loraine (Darrel) Olson, Grand Forks; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Janice Werman.

Memorial service: Thursday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Minot.

Burial: A private family committal service will take place at a later date.

Visitation and prayer service: There will be no reviewal, however friends may sign a guest register on Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m., with a prayer service at 6 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

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