Ray A. Jensen

Ray A. Jensen

GLADSTONE — Ray A. Jensen, age 62, of Gladstone, passed away at his home Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

Ray was born Jan. 11, 1958 in Escanaba, the son of Robert and Ellen (Roueche) Jensen.

Ray grew up in Gladstone, where he met his highschool sweetheart Anne Leonardi. Ray and Anne were married on May 7, 1977 in Escanaba.

In 1981 Ray, Anne, and new daughter Audrey, moved to Colorado Springs, Colo. where Ray worked as a machine operator at Howland Machine. He later became operations manager at the same company.

In 1997 Ray and family returned to Gladstone, where Ray worked as a supervisor at Lakeside Machine. A few years later Ray joined the Kennametal workforce as an applications engineer until his retirement.

Ray enjoyed his retirement spending time fishing, camping, boating, and traveling the U.S. on Motorcycle.

Ray is survived by one son, Sam (Melissa Aguilar) Jensen of Travelers Rest, S.C.; one daughter, Sister Audrey Jensen of Greensburg, Penn.; three brothers: Rob Jensen of Rapid River, Dave (Sara) Jensen of Appleton, Wis., Dan Jensen of Gladstone; three sisters, Julie (Larry) Andreini of The Villages, Fla., Laura (Paul) Lapine of Gladstone, Jane (Ron) Brow of Marquette; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Anne Jensen.

Family will receive friends Monday, June 29, 2020 from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 4:30 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Jamie Ziminski officiating. Ray will be laid to rest in the Fernwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to St. Emma Monastery or the Delta County Cancer Alliance.

The Skradski Family ­Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Jensen family. Please visit ­www.skradskifuneralhomes.com where you can leave a message of condolence to the family.