Lyle G. Jensen


Lyle G. Jensen, 80, of Carroll, died Thursday, April 13, 2023 at UMNC Nebraska Medicine in Omaha.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 19 at United Methodist Church in Carroll. Burial with military rites will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Carroll. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at United Methodist Church in Carroll. 

Memorials may be directed to the Jensen family for later designation.

 Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.

Lyle George Jensen was born Sept. 25, 1942 in Plainview to Allan Arthur and Henrietta Anna (Scheer) Jensen. He grew up on a farm near Creighton and attended country school in Knox County. He served in the United States Army from Dec. 11, 1962 to Nov. 27, 1964.  Lyle married Mary Elaine Jensen May 22, 1965, at Christ Lutheran Church in Bazile Mills. The couple started dairy farming near Creighton and later near Plainview. Then they moved to a farm near Carroll. After moving to a different farm also near Carroll, this is where they had their dairy farm for the next 49 years. Lyle enjoyed fishing, hunting, and his many adventures as a member of the “Three Stooges” (Lyle, Stan Nelsen and Butch Junck).

Survivors include his wife, Elaine; their sons, Kenneth (Deanna) of Winside and James (Danetta) Jensen of Lincoln; six granddaughters, Nicole (Andrew) Sok, Page (Cory) Frahm, Brianna (Jeff) Pautz, Natasha (Peter) Lux, Morgan (Chase) Magwire, and Alyssa Jensen; four great-granddaughters; three great-grandsons; with one on the way; three sisters, Elaine Doerr of Plainview, Esther (Frank) Holecek of  Creighton, and Arlene Nelson of Lincoln; and one brother, Lawrence Jensen of  Winnetoon;  many nieces and nephews. 

Preceding Lyle in death were his parents; siblings Alta Vakoc, Mildred Jensen and Loren Jensen; in-laws, Norris Doerr, Ruth Jensen, Lee Nelson, Adolph Vakoc and Omer Vakoc.