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Harold A. Jensen

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Services for Harold Arnold Jensen, 94, were held May 21, 2009 at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fayetteville, Ga.

Harold passed away on May 18, 2009 at his home in Fayetteville, Ga.

Harold Arnold Jensen was born May 7, 1915, on a farm near Royal. Son of Jens and Christine (Thompson) Jensen, who immigrated from Denmark to Iowa in 1910. Harold graduated from Royal High School in 1932. His first paying job was working for Hale Elevator in Royal. He was an early Army draftee receiving basic training at Camp Clairborne, La. Harold was then sent to Fort Monmouth, N.J. to go oversees. While hauling garbage at Fort Monmouth, Harold saw a billboard for enlisting in the Air Force. Harold then applied to the Air Force and was accepted in Norman, Okla. Harold piloted DC3's and C47's, fling the "hump" from Karachi, India to Kumming, China hauling troops, supplies and whatever the Air Force needed. Harold was a captain with the Air Force. After World War II, Harold remained in the Air Force Reserves until 1953 when he became an air traffic controller with Civil Aeronautics Administration in Jacksonville, Fla., now called the Federal Aviation Administration. Harold retired from being an air traffic controller supervisor in 1971 in Jacksonville, then moved to Fayetteville.

Harold met Eunice Steed in Atlanta, Ga., while taking radar training with Eastern Airlines in 1942. They married Nov. 7, 1944 in Atlanta for 64 years. Eunice passed away Nov. 17, 2008. Harold and Eunice have one daughter, Jerre Jensen of Woodbine, Md.

Harold is survived by his daughter, Jerre Jensen and her husband, Edward H. Allen of Woodbine; brother, Leslie Jensen and wife, Elna of Royal; and other extended family.