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Jacob Benjamin Jensen

November 16, 1999 January 1, 2019
Jacob Benjamin Jensen
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Jacob Benjamin Jensen, age 19, of Nebraska City died Jan. 1, 2019, near Nebraska City. Jake was born November 16, 1999 to Jon and Kelli (Thayer) Jensen in Aurora, NE. He lived most of his life with his mother in Nebraska City and his father and stepmother in Denver, CO and Northern Virginia. Jake graduated from Nebraska City High School in 2018. He was currently attending Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Neb. in the Utility Line program, where he completed one semester at the top of his class. He worked at Taco John’s, Valentino’s, and the Lied Lodge in Nebraska City and Washington Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Washington, D.C. before graduating high school. He spent the summer of 2018 pouring concrete for Diamond Engineering in central Nebraska. At the time of his death, he worked as a diesel mechanic at Northeast Community College. Jake was an avid outdoorsman and thoroughly enjoyed hunting and fishing. He played football and was on the Nebraska City Trap Team but found his heart on the NCHS Wrestling Team and wrestled all four years of high school. Born with a mechanic’s mind, Jake had a fine skill for disassembling broken machinery and getting things to work again, from an electric stapler at age 4 to a carburetor on a wood chipper at age 19. He was a talented artist and created many works with chalk and pencil. Jake loved to joke with friends, family, and strangers. He had many close friends and showed true compassion to everyone he met. Jake was “everybody’s buddy.” Survivors include his mother, Kelli Jensen of Nebraska City; father and step mother, Jon and Laura (Perry) Jensen of Dumfries, Va.; sisters, Chaley Jensen of Denver, CO and Emily Jensen of Charlottesville, VA; stepsister, Ashley Ramirez of Dumfries, VA; paternal grandmother, Lorraine (Kroeger) Jensen of Grand Island, NE; maternal grandparents, David and Lynne (Albright) George of Lincoln, NE, and Ben Thayer and his partner Darlene Wiegert of Dannebrog, NE; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, James Jensen.

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11:00 AM 1/5/2019 11:00:00 AM - 2:00 PM 1/5/2019 2:00:00 PM
Fox Center

424 Central Avenue
Nebraska City, NE 68410

A celebration of life will be held 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Fox Center in Nebraska City with a time for sharing and remembrance to be held at noon. There will be no viewing or visitations.

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424 Central Avenue Nebraska City 68410 NE
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