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Dale Jensen

April 12, 1956 ~ June 4, 2021 (age 65)


Dale Jensen, 65, lost his battle to cancer on June 4, 2021 at JourneyCare Hospice Center in Barrington, IL. He was born in Chicago, IL on April 12, 1956 to Audrey Johnson (nee Jacobson) and the late Jens Jensen.

Dale was a beloved husband, stepfather, and grandfather. He married Catherine (nee Hubbard) on March 9, 1992 and became the stepfather of Donna, Pati, Meaghan and Kelly. They raised their children in Schaumburg and in recent years resided in Crystal Lake.

As a young man, Dale proudly served his country by enlisting in the Navy. Dale was the most genuine, sincere, kind and caring man who was loved by many!

Those who knew Dale would describe him as having a huge heart who would help anyone in need. He was charismatic and had a wit about him that made him memorable.

Time spent with his family was his most favorite pastime, but the role he loved most was being the best Papa to his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Cathy of nearly 30 years; his four step-daughters, Donna (Andy) Knapp, Pati Schulz (fiancé Sam Harraz), Meaghan (Jeff) Hejna, and Kelly (Matt) Collins; his mother, Audrey (Ron) Johnson; his siblings, Robbin (the late Annette) Rutherford, Pete (Julie) Jensen, Art (the late Debbie) Jensen, Holly (Art) Repeta; his grandchildren, Summer Schulz, Taylor Schulz, Ava Knapp, Dylan Knapp, Allison Hejna, Piper Hejna, Oliver Collins and Isabelle Collins; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends.

Services will be held privately for family.

Memorial donations may be made in Dale’s name to JourneyCare Foundation, 405 N. Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.

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