Melvin L. Jensen

Funeral Services were held Friday, June 30, 2017 at the United Lutheran Church in Langdon for Melvin L. Jensen, 92, of Osnabrock Township, who passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon.

Posted 06/30/2017

Burial held at the Highland Cemetery, rural Nekoma.

Melvin L. Jensen was born July 6, 1924 in Osnabrock Township to Martin and Olena Anna (Anderson) Jensen. He grew up in Osnabrock Township and attended the Osnabrock Township Consolidated School. In 1942, he graduated from Nekoma High School. He then attended N.D.S.U. for one year and was then drafted into the U.S. Army. He served in the European Theatre and fought in the “Battle of the Bulge”. After his discharge from the service, he returned to Osnabrock Township where he farmed and raised shorthorn cattle until his retirement. While raising livestock he received many awards in various competitions. In his pastime, he enjoyed bowling, listening to music, political talk shows, having coffee with friends, and driving around the country looking at crops. He was a member of the Highland Church Board, Osnabrock Farmers Elevator Board, Langdon Farmers Union Oil Board, VFW, American Legion and the United Lutheran Church. He also served as Osnabrock Township Assessor for 62 years. On October 24, 1954, he married Della Myers at the United Lutheran Church in Langdon.

Melvin is survived by his wife, Della, his children: Diane (Bill) Wenzel of Langdon, Karen (Ed) Barth of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ron (Joan) Jensen of Grand Forks; grandchildren: Benjamin Wenzel, Bridget (Justin) Johnson, Patti (Kevin) Antil, Chad and Hope Barth, and Mary, Ryan, Curt, and Lisa Jensen; and great-grandchildren: Austin Wenzel and Harper and Alivia Johnson.

Preceding him in death were his parents and brothers Arnold and Oliver Jensen.

Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are available at