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.