Lonnie L. Jensen, 62

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Thief River Falls – Lonnie L. Jensen, age 62 of Thief River Falls and formerly of Sartell, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota.
    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at St. Wendelin’s Catholic Church in Luxemburg with Reverend Ronald Weyrens officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services on Wednesday. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
    Lonnie was born on January 10, 1955 in Brainerd, Minnesota to Leland and Deloris (Hammill) Jensen. He graduated from Crosby-Ironton High School in 1973.
    Lonnie moved to the St. Cloud area in the late 1980’s. He was employed by Fingerhut and Fabral in St. Cloud prior to moving to Thief River Falls in 2015 where he was employed by Digi-Key Electronics.
    Lonnie was united in marriage to Lori Ann (Kiffmeyer) Messer on January 19, 2002 in Sauk Rapids. He was a past member of the Sartell Lions. Lonnie was a sports fanatic, especially football.
    Lonnie is survived by his wife, Lori Ann; stepsons, Jacob Messer of Foley, Adam (Alicia) Messer of Sauk Rapids and Joseph Larson of Sartell; three grandchildren, Aubrey, Aaron and Addison; brothers, Tim (Gail) of Merrifield, Shawn of Randall and Gayland (Missy Hodgson) Thief River Falls; sisters, Terri (Dave) Leyk of Vadnais Heights and Lorri Jensen-Smith of Merrifield; mother-in-law, Rosie Kiffmeyer of Luxemburg.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Wendy; and father-in-law, Joseph Kiffmeyer.