Jensen, Jr., Herbert G.

Services for Herb Jensen, 53, of Thomasville, are at 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at Whiddon-Shiver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jacek Szuster will officiate. Mr. Jensen died Sept. 11 at Doctors Memorial Hospital in Perry, Fla. Born May 22, 1955, in St. Paul, Neb., he was a son of Herb Jensen Sr. and Betty (BJ) Jensen both of whom survive. He was married to Paula Novak Jensen of Thomasville for 30 years. He was a 1973 graduate of Seward High School in Seward, Neb., a 1978 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and received his master’s degree from Keller University in Downers Grove, Ill. He was an avid photographer, tennis player, was always on the sideline of his son’s TASA V-17 team as assistant coach and taking action photos. He was still teaching his daughter Kirsten his love of tennis. He was a wonderful husband and father. He always put his family first and was very involved in every aspect of his children’s lives. He attended St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Paula N. Jensen of Thomasville; son, Bryan Jensen of Thomasville; daughter, Kirsten Jensen of Thomasville; his parents, Betty (BJ) and Herb Jensen Sr. of Grand Island, Neb.; brother, Dale Jensen of San Diego, Calif.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mary and Frank Novak of Baltimore, Md.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Paul and Mary Ellen Novak and Rick and Teresa Novak both of Baltimore, Md. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., today at the funeral home. Whiddon-Shiver Funeral Home.