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John Dannemann Jensen, 88, of Savannah, Georgia, and widower of Frances Louise May Jensen, died Wednesday morning, May 12, 2021, at his home at The Oaks at The Marshes of Skidaway Island.

Born in Copenhagen Denmark, he was the son of the late Jens Peter Jensen and the late Sonja Quist Jensen. Mr. Jensen was a member of Calvary Baptist Temple. He was a United States Army veteran. Mr. Jensen retired as an electrical engineer from Gulfstream Aerospace. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and the Alee Shriners, where he was a part of the Keystone Cops. Mr. Jensen was a good husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved spending time with his family and also was an avid golfer.

In addition to his wife of 47 years and his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sonja Fields; a son, David Jensen, and a sister, Edie D’Andrade.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Thomson and her husband, David, and Dina Jensen, all of Savannah, Georgia; two sons, Richard James and his wife, Rhonda, of Cobbtown, Georgia,  Randy James and his wife, Judy, of Townsend, Georgia; and son-in-law, Jamie Fields of Savannah, Georgia; twelve grandchildren, Cherese Waters, Jessica Thomson, Mallory Poythress and her husband, Rich, Justin Fields, Bill Edgy IV, Jake James and his wife Georgette, Jessica Hill and her husband, Jake, Rhyne Collins and her husband, Lee, R. L. James, Jr. and his wife, Rebecca, Haley James, Brandon James, and Laci James, and nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 1:30 Sunday afternoon, May 23, 2021, in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Remembrances:  Eloise H. Troxel Memorial Brain Bank at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville – 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32224 ( or Calvary Baptist Temple – 4625 Waters Avenue, Savannah, Georgia 31404-6218.

Online Condolences

  1. Douglas Koch says:

    Rest In Peace Uncle John. I will always remember and miss you. Love to all my cousins.

  2. Twyla Hill says:

    My Aries partner I so glad we got to celebrate our birthdays together this year. I will miss you more than you know our Sunday nights watching the Equalizer and Monday night shows cause you had the biggest TV in the building. It was truly a pleasure taking care of you and I will miss you so much until we meet again my friend rest in paradise.

  3. Myrna T Strickland says:

    Dina, sorry to hear about your dad. Haven’t been able to attend church much these days but I will miss both your mom and dad sitting in front of us. Give our love to all and our prayers go with you.

  4. Wendell and LeAnne Durrence says:

    We were next door neighbors in Rio Vista in the early 70’s and have many good memories. Thinking of all of you with loving prayers.

  5. SHERREE L ERNST says:

    Dina, so sorry about your loss, Let me know if I can do anything for you.

  6. Geri Cato Sanders says:

    Mine & my family’s deepest sympathies are with you now. I know how close you two were & how devoted you were to him throughout the years & the immense amount of time you two spent together. I’m sure you take comfort in the fact you that he is once again with your mom; however, if/when you find yourself feeling down, please know you have a friend here. (And I am not far away)
    All of my love!

  7. Theresa and David Turner says:

    Nancy, Dina, Richard and Randy, We send our love to all of you. I know how very loved “Daddy” was. We want you all to know that we are praying for comfort for you all during the difficult days ahead. May the Lord give you all the peace that passes all understanding. John is with your mom and Sonja-you have 3 very special angels watching over you. We love you all.

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