Christopher Puddy James Jensen

August 18, 1967March 26, 2014
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Christopher James Jensen West Des Moines, Iowa

Christopher James Jensen, 46, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at his home in West Des Moines. He was born in Park Ridge, Illinois on August 18, 1967. Chris worked for 34’s, formerly Valley West Pub and Grill, for 10 years. Known to friends as Puddy, his absence to all who met and knew him will be felt every day.

Chris is survived by the love of his life and wife, Amy; parents, Jim and Jan Jensen; brothers, Eric and Dave Jensen; Amy’s family, Crystal Steig, Randy and Laurel Steig, Angela and Jason Blake; five nephews and a niece. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, May and Dan Collins and Eleanor and Clarence Jensen; and uncles, Thomas and Robert Jensen.

Chris became quick friends with everyone he met; he never knew a stranger. His loyalties ran deep - Go Hawks! Go Cubs! Go Bears!

There will be a memorial gathering from 12 Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014 at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des Moines.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, 1615 SE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50320 on behalf of Chris. Online condolences may be left at


  • Memorial gathering Sunday, March 30, 2014

Christopher Puddy James Jensen

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Jo Schmitt

April 9, 2014

Amy, My sincere sympathy on the loss of Chris. Darryl and I truly loved him. He helped keep Phillys a wonderful place for folks to visit because of his pleasant personality. And, what a knowledge of sports. Nothing ever slipped by him there. I know he will always be missed by the many whose lives he touched. And, thank you for sharing your life with us also. Know that you both are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sarah & Todd Van Ahn

April 2, 2014

Amy, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Stephanei Hansen

April 1, 2014

Amy, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Loa Stewart

March 31, 2014

To Jim and Jan and Amy, My deepest sympathy goes to you. May you have comfort and peace in remembering all the good times you shared.

Ken Meisinger

March 31, 2014

Amy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Chris' family.

March 31, 2014

Jim and Jan - our thoughts and prayers go to all of you and the family. May your love and memories for Chris forever go on in your hearts.

Love to everyone -
Mike and Peggy Mitchell

Connie Jensen

March 30, 2014

Dearest Amy, Jim , Jan, Eric, Dave, and Ethan,

Your Chris, our nephew and cousin will always live in our hearts and be in our prayers as you will be. We love you.

The family of Connie Jensen

Marcy Custer

March 30, 2014

Oh Amy I am so very sorry! You have been in my daily prayers. My heart hurts for you and your families. Chris touched so many lives and will be missed.

mike curtis

March 30, 2014

Wow I can't grasp how he's gone one of my favorite coworkers of all time and a great friend we lost a good one with you buddy Iam a better person for knowing ya rip my freind

Chris Morrison

March 30, 2014

Amy , I am sorry for your loss of Chris. And sorry for never haven been able to meet you. Puddy was one of my great friends through h.s and forever in my memories. He was with Melanie and I for our wedding. And I had to get out the pictures just to see his smiling face once more. Sorry again i will not able to attend Chris's memorial Sunday. Hopefully someday our paths will meet and we can talk about the great man and friend I knew and much regret not keeping in touch with. RIP Puddy , God Bless Amy and the Jensen family. Our prayers our with you.