Theodore Duane Jensen: 1933-April 22, 2018



Rev. Theodore Duane Jensen, 84, of Phoenix, went home to be with the Lord after a short battle with cancer, on Sunday April 22, 2018.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents Peter and Dagmar Jensen, his brother Roger of Sheridan, Wyo., and his youngest son Mark.

He is survived by his loving wife Marilyn Jensen, his daughter Lisa Grove, two sons David (Barbara) and Paul (Rori), his step-daughters Beth Harrison and Laura McFarland, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many other adopted family members who all loved Duane and will miss him greatly.

Duane was raised on a cattle ranch in Sheridan, Wyo. and felt the call to join the ministry during his college years. Graduating from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1961, he entered a lifelong service to the Lord Jesus Christ. Duane ministered in Encinitas and Salinas, Calif., Flagstaff, Ariz., Bountiful, Utah, Oak Harbor, and Phoenix. He was often the head pastor but always a teacher, spiritual mentor and singer.

His love for people and desire for them to come to know Jesus was the driving force behind all that he did.

The celebration of life was held Saturday April 28. at All Saints Lutheran Church, 15649 N. 7th Street, Phoenix 85022. Visit for condolences.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.

More in Obituaries

Denny Zylstra

A celebration of life for Denny Zylstra will take place on Sunday,… Continue reading

Donald Reay, MD: May 14, 1937 – Nov.10, 2018

Dr. Donald Reay passed away at his home in Oak Harbor on… Continue reading

Shirley Valdez: Aug. 21, 1927 – Nov. 6, 2018

Shirley Jean Valdez of Oak Harbor passed away peacefully in the early… Continue reading

Fred Joel Hayden: July 17, 1941 – Oct.28, 2018

On Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, Fred Joel Hayden passed from earth to… Continue reading

William Gardner Norton: March 23, 1930 – Oct. 31, 2018

William Gardner Norton, 88, returned to his heavenly home on Oct. 31,… Continue reading

Oak Harbor edges Everett, claims state berth / Volleyball

Overcoming a loss in the semifinals of the District 1 3A volleyball… Continue reading

James Wallace Berwick: Aug. 7, 1932 – Oct. 21, 2018

James Wallace Berwick, Jr., born Aug. 7, 1932, in Lincoln, Delaware, passed… Continue reading

Shirley Ann Simmons: Sept. 5, 1930 – Nov. 4, 2018

Shirley Ann Simmons, age 88, longtime Clinton resident, passed away after a… Continue reading

Elizabeth M. Galloway: June 8, 1933 – Sept. 28, 2018

Elizabeth M. Galloway passed away on Sept. 28, 2018. Condensing her life… Continue reading

Most Read