Obit: Jensen, James W. (1888 - 1949)

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----Source: Stark Family Album

Jensen, James W. (6 MAR 1888 - 1949)

Funeral services for James W. Jensen, 61, who died suddenly of a heart attack at his home at 1513 Rust St. in the City of Eau Claire on Friday, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday from the Grace Lutheran Church. Interment was made in the Forest Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers at the service were: I. C. Barager, George King, Dr. Hayes, Dr. Richards and Mr. Ramsdell, of Eau Claire and Harvey Weddig of this city.

Mr. Jensen had been in ill health for better than a year, but recently had been up and around. H ewas alone when stricken and was found by Mrs. Jensen when she returned home from a short trip downtown.

He was born in Porter, Minn., March 6, 1888, and came to Withee with his parents as a boy. He attended high school in Withee, Clark County, Wis., and then Central State Normal at Stevens Point. He taught school for several years and later took a course in pharmacy at Drake University school of Pharmacy, Des Moines, Iowa.

Following his graduation he and his brother Arthur Jensen bought and operated the Yahr-Lange Drug Co. of Milwaukee before entering World War I. He was discharged as a lieutenant in 1919.

In 1925 he and his brother acquired the Jensen Bros. Drug Store on Bellinger St. in Eau Claire and later the same year their present day store on Grand Av. They also own the Jensen Bros. Store in this city.

Surviving are his widow and a son, Frederick, who is attending the University of Wis., a brother Arthur and a sister, Mrs. H. S. Kirkhoff, both of Eau Claire.



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