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Dennis Allen Jensrud

05/11/1954 - 07/14/2018

Dennis, A. Jensrud, 64, died from Luekemia July 14, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, MN. A celebration of life will be held at 6:00 PM, Thursday July 19, at Range Funeral Home in Virginia, 911 16th St. N, Virginia, MN 55792. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

He was born on May 1, 1954 in Bethesda, MD, the son of Simon and Kay (Drieman) Jensrud. Dennis graduated from Virginia High School in 1972. Following graduation, he worked in California at Kaiser Steel and then moved to Minnesota to work at U.S. Steel for 39 years. He married his high school sweetheart Sherry Gentilini, and lived in Britt, MN. They celebrated a happy 31 years of marriage together. He was a master mason at the Masonic Temple in the Iron Range area.

He loved to hunt, garden and spend time with his family and close friends at his shack on the Echo Trail. He cherished his golden retrievers who were his loyal companions.

A special thank you to all of the kind and caring staff that cared for Dennis at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry, sons, Allen and Tyler. In addition, parents, Kay and Si, sisters, Qetler and Julie and brother, Scott, and many nieces and nephews.

16 thoughts on “Dennis Allen Jensrud”

  1. Steve Manninen says:

    Sherry and Family: So sorry to hear of your loss. Dennis was truly a one of a kind person. We sure had a lot of great times in our younger years with our Minntac gang. Carp, Randy, Leon, Pete, Du, Ballard and others. Dennis will be truly missed. Sorry I can not attend his send off due to a family reunion in Michigan but will be thinking about you in the coming days.

  2. Al Bedard says:

    Dennis was one of the finest men I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. He will be missed.

  3. Milt sundeen says:

    He always had a smile and was a true friend to many.
    He will be truly missed by all
    Dennis was a great man

  4. Kourtni Hatton and Evan Hopper says:

    I had the pleasure of getting to know Uncle Dennis and his wife, Sherry , when I visited Minnesota with Julie and Evan last summer. Dennis was always full of life, love and laughter. He had so many stories to tell while I was there and it was a joy to listen to all of them. I wish that he had the chance to meet our son, but I know that he will be watching over him as well as the rest of his family.
    We love you very much,
    Evan & Kourtni

  5. jack k lepisto says:

    my condolences to the jensrud family. I remember dennis many of times at ico where i worked and talked to him many time. A great guy,so funny and full of life. I am sad of his passing.

  6. Carol Demoe says:

    I didn’t know Dennis. I went to church with his mother and dad. god be with you.

  7. Nancy says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Dennis was such a kind and caring man! I wish I was at work last weekend. I am glad we got to meet . My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

  8. Joey, Emi, Josh and George Pettit says:

    We didn’t know Dennis, but we know Julie and her wonderful and lovely family very well. From talking to Julie, we have learned the Dennis and his family is wonderful also. Our thoughts and condolences are with you.

  9. Jackie Unrein says:

    What a guy! What a family! We had the privilege of having Dennis as a neighbor at the cabin for the last 20+ years. We loved our conversations and laughs with him. He sold the cabin last summer but didn’t stop reaching out to us. Wish we could be there for his service tonight but know that the whole family is in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you all. Jackie and Mike Unrein

  10. Kathy Oberstar says:

    Sherry & Allen & Tyler,
    We are so very sorry to read about the passing of Dennis.
    We were unaware he had leukemia. He was a high school classmate of ours & will be missed.
    You have our deepest sympathy, Sherry.

  11. Sharon Chopp Vaida says:

    Sherry, Allen, and Tyler,
    I am s sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing. I had no idea he was even sick. I remember Rory had such good memories of staying at your home with Tyler. I will be praying for God’s comfort. I know this road, but God is faithful.
    Sharon Chopp Vaida

  12. Jill Korpela-Bontems says:

    Dear Sherry and family, Just this morning I heard of Dennis’s passing. I was so very saddened by the news. My deepest sympathy and love go out to you. I always have treasured the fun times that we all had in our younger days. Dennis was always so full of life and laughter! My prayers are with you. May God hold you up and comfort you in this difficult time. Sincerely, with love, Jill Korpela-Bontems

  13. Robert Tomassoni says:

    Rest In Peace Dennis. Dennis was a friend and coworker and I will truly miss him. My sympathy to the Jensrud Family.

  14. Kathy Olson says:

    Dear Sherry and family: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dennis. You and your family have our deepest sympathy and prayers. We had the pleasure of visiting with Dennis whenever we were at the shack. Always a good visit with plenty of laughing. His smiling face will surely be missed. May God bless you and keep you all at this difficult time. Please take gentle care of yourselves.
    Kathy Kamnikar Olson and Ron Dracy

  15. Carol Bukovich says:

    Sherry and family, I am so very to hear of the passing of Dennis. My heart sunk when I read his obit online. I was at my daughters & did not know of his passing, Otherwise Jon & I would have been there.He was such a great guy, I loved being your L&M Paint Lady & I so looked forward to helping you both. So full of life & laughter, he will be dearly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP my friend.

  16. Jodie steblay & Jim Cope says:

    Dear Sherry and family. We were so saddened to hear about Dennis passing at such a young age. He was a kind man and will be missed greatly. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Take care.

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07/19/2018 at
Range Funeral Homes, 16th Street North, Virginia, MN, USA

Visitation begins at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM