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Richard Jenson 02/04/2024

Richard John Jenson “Big Dick” age 77 of River Falls, WI passed away peacefully on February 4th, 2024 surrounded by loved ones. Richard graduated from River Falls High School in 1964. After high school, he went on to join the Army where he served for 6 years. He then met Sandy and they married and resided in River Falls before moving to Balsam Lake, WI. Richard worked at Andersen Windows for many years before retiring from there to enjoy the “lake life” with Sandy by his side. Richard had a passion for life. Some may say he had an even bigger passion for the Green Bay Packers. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, painting, and spending time with his favorite dog Reggie.
He will forever be held in the hearts of his family and all who knew him.
Richard was preceded in death by his wife Sandra Jenson, parents Levern and Irene Jenson, sister Betty(Ken) Dopkins, and great-grandson Connor Jenson. Richard is survived by his sister Patty(Jeff) Lentz, his children, Jeff Passofaro, Terri Peterson (John Verdegan), Steve Jenson, Carrie Jenson, Bob(Jami) Passofaro, Pepper(Jason) Anderson, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. A Celebration of Life was held at the River Falls Moose Lodge (620 Clark Street River Falls WI 54022) on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 2:00PM. Cremation services provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Zane Bollom Posted February 6, 2024 6:07 pm

    Dick truly was a nice and great person. He was always fun to be with and you could tell he enjoyed life.
    God be with all the family he leaves behind

  • Bruce Johnson Posted February 7, 2024 9:20 pm

    My early years at AW……Dick was such a fun loving guy ! Still remember He and Sandys wedding with all the western wear. he will be missed. Condolences to all.

  • Brad Swanson Posted February 15, 2024 11:52 am

    This one hits hard! I was just thinking of Dick a week or so ago! Big Dick was the first person I worked ‘full time’ with at AW, in the shipping track! We became great friends…that lasted until he retired, Whenever I would see him over the was always…Hi Lefty! With a huge grin! Always enjoyed being around Dick. Worked with Sandy for a couple years as well, in old Grp #20! As well as Carrie for a year in CC 121! To the extended Jenson have my sympathy!
    RIP and God Bless Dick! You will be missed!

  • Bruce Lundeen Posted February 15, 2024 1:51 pm

    Dick was a grreat person to work with, and to know, he will be missed! My sympathy to the entire Jensen family.

  • Kevin Moelter Posted February 15, 2024 4:37 pm

    I enjoyed working with Big Dick. Truly one of a kind. My sympathy to the entire family.

  • Julie Seekel Posted February 15, 2024 4:47 pm

    Dick was always laughing and full of fun! Condolences to the family.

  • Steven Jenson Posted March 22, 2024 2:08 pm

    Thank you for being my dad. You were a man like no other. A man I’ve learned to respect for your honorable traits as a human being. You were a hardworking, loving, selfless father and friend, and a veteran who fearlessly served our country. Life ends for all of us at some point but love never dies. I love dad and I’ll see you soon. Your son Steve.

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