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Cantrell Funeral Home

609 S. Walnut St., Kimball, NE

OBITUARY

Marvin Floyd Jensen

February 10, 1941September 16, 2019
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Marvin F. Jensen, 78, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Monday, September 16, 2019. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Kimball Evangelical Free Church in Kimball with Pastor Hod Boltjes officiating. Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m. (CST) on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Nebraska. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 1:00 until 6:00 p.m. Friends may also visit www.cantrellfh.com to view Marvin’s Tribute Wall and leave condolences and stories for the family. Memorials may be given in Marv’s memory to the Kimball High School Athletic Department. The services for Marv have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

He was born to Jens and DeEtta (Wood) Jensen on February 10, 1941. Marv graduated high school in Maywood, Nebraska in 1959 and served 4 years in the U.S. Navy. He married Dorothy Deadmond and had 3 children, Dorothy preceded him in death in 1972. In 1973, he and Mary Sowerwine married and joined their two families. Marv served proudly as a Nebraska State Patrolman for 27 ½ years and was elected Kimball County Sheriff for 14 years. Marv also served on the Kimball City Council. Anyone who knew Marv, knew he was a character but also a kind and gentle soul. He possessed the ability to make everyone smile with a joke or gesture. Marv loved his family and was a good provider. He loved all sports and especially enjoyed being involved on teams with his kids or going to their games. He was a diehard Husker fan, and also enjoyed and attended Kimball Longhorn games.

Marv is survived by his wife, Mary of 47 years, daughters Trena Primavera and Brenda Mays and sons Christen (Ben) Jensen and Scott (Laurel) Sowerwine, as well as 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Dorothy Jensen, step-daughters Rhonda Stander and Robin Rutledge, and great grandson Rider Reinhart.

  • FAMILY

  • Mary Ellen Jensen, Wife
  • Trena Primavera, Daughter
  • Brenda Mays, Daughter
  • Ben (Christen) Jensen, Son
  • Scott (Laurel) Sowerwine, Son
  • Rhonda (Carl) Stander, Daughter (deceased)
  • Robin Rutledge, Daughter (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kyle Wynne, Active Pallbearer
  • Steven Primavera, Active Pallbearer
  • David Primavera, Active Pallbearer
  • Aly Sowerwine, Active Pallbearer
  • Madi Sowerwine, Active Pallbearer
  • Joely Crispe, Active Pallbearer
  • Kade Pound, Active Pallbearer
  • Taylor Kepley, Active Pallbearer
  • Ellen Reinhart, Active Pallbearer
  • John Thacker, Sr., Honorary Pallbearer
  • Marla Kingge, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Larry Brower, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Alexis Mays, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Emmy O'Reilly, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Carl Stander, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Kimball Hogh School Athletic Department

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 21, 2019

Memories

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Alexis Mays

September 18, 2019

He was my grandpa, and I didn’t get to see him much after I became a preteen but my biggest memory was him just always being so goofy, telling me to “pull his finger” . He always put me in a good mood and was a kind person. I called him “crappa” and he loved it. He will be missed

Brenda Mays

September 18, 2019

Dad was my softball coach for several years. I was a very intense, competitive, boisterous player, My position was Left field and one of the most assertive positions on the field. So the ball would be hit to me and I'd fire that ball where it was necessary and if the player mishandled the ball I'd scream "CHRIST" so loud from the outfield you'd hear it in the parking lot 😂😂😂. Dad got a lot a laughs from my antics on the field, he'd tell the story's and laugh as if it just happened!! It's quite funny, it wasn't so funny in the game. His belly would just bounce he 'd laugh so hard. Thank you Dad for being my coach, on and off the field!! I LOVE YOU!!! I'LL MISS YOU EVERYDAY!!!

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