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Richard Albert Jensen
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Richard Albert Jensen

08/20/1923 – 05/07/2020

Upcoming Funeral


June 11, 2021

Time and Location

3:00 pm
Graveside - Ec Crypts & Lower Lawn Crypts
Section 300 Lot 306LC Grave 18
Place of Death



06/11/2021 (Burial)


Ec Crypts & Lower Lawn Crypts
Section 300 Lot 306LC Grave 18
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Jensen, Richard A. 96, Edina, died peacefully at home on May 7. Dick was born, August 20, 1923, in Kimball, MN, and grew up in Albert Lea, MN, where he met the love of his life, Betty Anne Hansen, in the first grade. They were married in 1943, and she prec eded him in death in 2003. Following WWII military service in Germany and France, he returned home to start his family and to begin what became a long and distinguished career. He loved to work, first weeding onions when he was eight years old and finally retiring at the age of 89. He held many positions with Mobil Oil, served as president of SuperAmerica for fifteen years and five years as group vice president of Ashland Petroleum Company. He was president and CEO of Cumberland Farms, (MA) and later as a consultant. For many, he is considered the "Father of Convenience Stores," and received a variety of awards for service in that industry. He will be missed by many who loved him and are grateful for his long and healthy life, especially his children, Nanc y Agneberg (Bruce), St Paul; Scott (Teresa), Northfield; and Amy Stark (Ted), Edina; along with his grandchildren and great grandchildren: Kate Agneberg Ostrem (Mike), St Paul, and their children, Maren and Peter; Geof Agneberg (Cricket), Cleveland, OH; An drew Jensen, Edina; Celie Jensen Petty (Christian), St Paul, and their children, Felix and Harriet; Phillip Stark, Edina; Marissa Stark, Minneapolis; and Allison Stark, Chicago. He is also survived by his sister Helen Slegh, Albert Lea, and other extended family and dear friends. Common RAJ refrains were "That's the way it is," and "Your day will come." His last day has come, and he eased into his death prepared and without fear. His faith was central to his life and memorials may be made to Normandale Lut heran Church, Edina, where he was a longtime member. Private graveside services will be held at Lakewood Cemetery at a later date. Condolences: Published on May 17, 2020

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