Helmer Niels Jensen Jr., of Blue Springs, Missouri, passed in peace on May 5, 2022, at the age of 81. Known by many as “Gramps,” he was quick to share stories of travels, his years of military service, and grandchildren. He treated his community like they were family.
Born in 1940 on October 31 to loving parents Helmer and Lena (Felt) Jensen, Helmer Jr. earned his undergraduate degree in forestry from the University of Missouri-Rolla and later a Master’s in Forestry from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was honored to serve his country 1966-68 and enjoyed the adventure of being temporarily stationed in Alaska. Helmer worked for Potlatch lumber company until 1978 when he returned to Missouri to become a State Farm Agent in Independence until his retirement in 2015.
He is survived and missed by sister Karen Gier and brother George Jensen, son Helmer Jensen III and daughter Cara Loser, 10 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Langsford Funeral Home on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 10am. Interment will be Monday, May 16, 2022, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, MO.
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Helmer was a wonderful person and will certainly be missed! Much love to the family, Mary Ann Potter
Dear Jensen Family, be assured of our love and prayers during these bittersweet days. The loss of someone so significant to your family is never easy. We pray that our Heavenly Father will gently comfort your grieving hearts and remind you of the marvelous preparation of Jesus for His followers.
Press on with His calling upon your lives and take care of one another until you are again gathered together in His presence.
To the family – I want to extend my sympathies to the family on Helmer’s passing. I had the opportunity to get to know Helmer as a Field Sales Associate in the Kansas City area before he retired. He was always so supportive and respectful to me and I appreciated his kindness. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Sandy and I are very sorry to hear of Helmer’s passing. He assisted me as a new State Farm Agent to learn the business and was very generous with his time. Many times we traveled together to meetings and dinners & Helmer was always upbeat, funny and kind. He was proud of his family and spoke about them often as a proud son, Husband, Dad & Grandfather. His honesty and integrity were unquestioned by others and in his State Farm agency, he gave everything he could to helping his clients. Helmer had a deep faith and belief in God and we know he will be happy to be re-united with those who had gone on before. Blessings to the family and may peace be yours.
Prayers to your family. Helmer was a friend to our family as well as our insurance agent, our son’s were friends in Blue Springs High School, we were in the same Sunday School Class, the Jensen family were great friends!!!
Helmer was a great friend!!!
To the family of Helmer Jensen:
So sorry to hear about his passing away. He was a wonderful person. We went to church with him & his family & really got to know him as our Agent when we went in for car & home owner’s insurance. Know that you will see him again. May God wrap his loving arms around you during this difficult time. You are in our prayer’s.
Danny & Sandy Goldsmith
My condolences. I respect Uncle Helmer for his strength of commitment to his beliefs and love of his family.
I was sorry to hear of Helmer’s passing. He and I started our State Farm careers at the same time. We would share rides to Columbia for our course schools. I always enjoyed our time together. My condolences to the family. I’m sure he will be greatly missed.
So sorry to hear about Helmer’s passing. I just found out . I worked for him for20 years. He was more than a boss, he was my friend. We had many discussions about everything from politics to raising kids. He will certainly be missed by many people.