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February 20, 1977 – July 19, 2023

Dana Richard Jensen “Big Country”, age 46, of Winsted and formerly of Buffalo and St. Michael passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at his residence.

He was born on February 20, 1977 in Hutchinson the son of Dana K. and Judy (Schindler) Jensen.

Dana graduated from Wayzata High School in 1995.

He enjoyed working on the farm with his grandparents, riding horses, hunting with his father, fishing, and motorcycles.  Dana was fond of the woods and was an avid outdoorsman.  His daughters were his life!

Survived by his daughters: Morgan Roden and Celena Jensen; his mother: Judy (Robert) Carver; his father: Dana K. (Maxine) Jensen; a brother: Ryan (Melissa) Jensen; three step brothers: Jim Lester, Mike (Helen) Lester and Bill (Brenda) Carver; three nephews: Blake, Reid and Jimmy; two nieces: Emma & Lila; A special uncle: Scott Schindler and special cousins Brittany and Shaun Schindler; And a dear friend Michelle Ha and her daughters Katie and Ellie Ha; further survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceded in death by a brother Aaron Eull, grandparents Richard (Delores) Schindler, Kenneth (Josephine) Jensen.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 25th from 4-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home.

A Memorial Service for Dana Jensen will be held on Tuesday evening, July 25th at 7:30 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home.   Pastor Dean Brown will officiate.

The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Home is serving the family.

6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Tim Grathwol

    I feel very blessed to have worked with and become friends with Dana since we first met in 2017. He has been a great inspiration to me and so many others but his courage, humility, hard work, determination. And especially his love and devotion to the welfare of his daughters, Morgan and Celena. He will always be an important part of our lives. Rest in peace, brother.

  2. Karen H

    Rest in peace! You will be missed.

  3. Jerimarie Chapman

    You will be missed. Bless you Dana. Let god take you into his hands and guide you. Love ya Dana

  4. Nila Bursheim (Raisanen)

    Judy and family I send my sympathy, thoughts, and prayers. Just having your kids around when they were little was so fun and tagging along with Pat. Sorry for your loss of another young soul Dana. May you lean on Christ and the support of many friends and family during this time. Dana say hi to Pat for me!

  5. Brooke and Jim Haubner

    Jim and I send our sympathies to you,Judy , and to the rest of the family and friends who will greatly miss your brother Dana. Hopefully all will have golden memories of their time spent with him. It would have been nice to have met him, too; but I know we can always talk together about him when we are together. He will not be forgotten that way.

  6. Jessi Gillenwater

    For the very short time we knew each other almost a year you definitely brightened those days for me. I am so grateful for the short time I got to spend with you calling you my friend. I knew from the beginning you were one of the great people that are so hard to find. You’re smile lit up the room. You made this world a better place. Thank you for always helping me when I called and being there for me no questions asked. I’m so going to miss you. Everyone will. It has been a privilege Dana to have had the opportunity to have had you in my life for the short time you have been and I am honored to have known a wonderful man as you. Thank you, I will never forget you EVER. With a broken heart , until we meet again my beautiful friend, I will never forget you I promise. Love always, Jessi 💯❤️💔💕


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