August 02, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
August 03, 2018
- 11:00 AM
August 03, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 10, 2018United States Air Force Academy Cemetery, Colorado Springs, CO
Leslie C. Jensen, 74, passed away July 30, 2018 at Essentia Health Hospital, Fargo.
Leslie was born April 19, 1944 to Leonard and Bertha (Sundvor) Jensen in Grafton, North Dakota. He grew up in Edinberg, North Dakota where he attended school and graduated high school. Then he continued his education at the University of North Dakota and later was appointed to the United States Airforce Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He graduated from the academy which led him to his career in the Air Force where he was later deported to Vietnam as a fighter pilot. After his Air Force career ended, he joined the Air National Guard and went back to school and graduated with a masters degree in music education. He then went on to teach music in high school and later after moving to Fargo he substituted as a music teacher in the Fargo school district. Leslie was a member of the Golden Notes Senior Band which he loved dearly and spent his time playing for local nursing facilities. He also was an active member on the board at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.
Leslie is survived by his beloved wife, Pam Jensen; sons, Matt (Erica) Jensen, Mike (Jennifer) Jensen; granddaughters, Sierra, Kenna; brother, Gilbert Jensen; two step sons and wives; many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; and two cats, Tux and Tiger.
Leslie was preceded in death by parents, Leonard Samuel Jensen and Bertha Christina Jensen; and sister Leona Zastera.