He was active in the Boy Scouts, where he won the Silver Beaver Award. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed camping, watching purple martins, raising pheasants, quail, and partridge. He also enjoyed woodworking, helping others, volunteering with the York Senior Center, where he served as President. He also served one term on the York City Council, was a member of the York American Legion Bolton Post and VFW, Masonic Lodge. Gus also served as volunteer fire fighter for the York Fire Department. He loved his family and helping them. He will be missed by all.
Gus is survived by his wife Janet of York, sons Larry (Sherry) Jensen of South Dakota, Ron (Barbara) Jensen of Pasadena, CA, Steve (Vicki) Jensen of Bradshaw, NE, Jerry (Sharon) Jensen of Raleigh, North Carolina, daughter, JoAnn (Matt) Staehr of York. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, brothers Joey Jensen of York, Don (Susan) Jensen of Norman, OK, Gary (Connie) Jensen of Salina, KS, sisters Marge Lundy of York, Mary Ann (Lloyd Wright) of Arkansas, Carol (Ron) Anderson of Colorado Springs, CO, Deanna (David) Reetz of York, and Edith Stewart of Norfolk, NE.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother’s Bob, Allen, Gale and Jim; sister’s Betty Lewis, Marilyn Lortz, and Lorraine Darling.
Private family memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at the 1st Evangelical Lutheran Church in York, with the Rev. Megan Clausen officiating. No viewing or visitation as it was Gus’s wish to be cremated. Inurnment with military honors to follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in York. Memorials may be directed to his family for later designation. Gus’s service will be lived streamed on Metz Mortuary’s Facebook page just prior to services.