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Charles Campbell Jensch

April 15, 1929 ~ February 18, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Charles Jensch Obituary

Charles "Herman" C. Jensch, of St. Paul, passed away on February 18, 2024 at the age of 94. Charlie was born April 15, 1929 in St. Paul. He graduated from St. Paul Academy in 1946 and from Williams College in 1950. Charlie then went on to the University of Michigan Law School, graduating in 1953. While at the University of Michigan, Charlie met the love of his life, Helen Joan Alan, and the couple were united in marriage on January 26, 1957 in San Francisco, California. Charlie and Joan were blessed with six children who grew up nurtured by their father's love and unwavering support. During Charlie's long career, he was the Vice President of Staley Company, President of Sunstar Foods, and a partner at Petersen, Tews, and Squires. Charlie was also a U.S. Army Reservist, serving in the JAG Corps, and retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Charlie had an immense love and devotion to his wife, family, and friends. Following closely behind that was Charlie's love of Michigan football and fly-fishing. Charlie treasured those summer days when he could retreat to the St. Croix River to fish. He possessed a great sense of humor and enjoyed studying history, reading books, and listening to classical music with his daughters. Charlie was a hard worker and gave his all to any task he set his mind to, such as volunteering for charities, a lifelong dedication to exercise, learning to play flamenco guitar, and beginning karate lessons in his 70s and eventually earning his brown belt.

Charlie will remain in the hearts of his beloved wife of 67 years, Joan; his children Jeanne, Clifton, Diana, Charlie, Marianne, and Christine; 6 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and a grandchild. He was a true gentleman with a kind soul. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Charlie's family wishes to thank Stan and Lucy Shepard for their care and support in keeping Charlie and his family going during the past month, and for their many decades of friendship.

Private family services will be held. Cards for Charlie's family can be mailed to the Simonet Funeral Home, 6429 Osgood Ave N, Stillwater, MN 55082, to be forwarded. To honor his memory, donations can be made to Catholic Charities and St. Paul Academy, in lieu of flowers.

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