Jens Jensen passed away on August 29, 2023 after a hard-fought battle with melanoma. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; his sons, Jason (10) and Justin (4); his father Jay (Andrea); his mother, Teresa (Robert); and his brother, Jesse.
Jens was born on July 22, 1986 and grew up in Denver. He attended Most Precious Blood Elementary School. Bishop Machebeuf High School, and Colorado School of Mines.
He was very tech savvy throughout his life – playing video games as a child and recently teaching his sons to play. He also raced Supermoto and go carts.
During high school, Jens was on a swim team and was a life guard. He also spent many hours ice skating at Big Bear Skating Rink.
Jens trained and took part in the Denver Triathlon and the Georgetown Marathon. He enjoyed being outdoors hiking at St. Mary’s Glacier, crawdad fishing, kayaking, and giving rides to his family on his motorcycle.
Jens and his wife Katie met in elementary school and attended high school together. They began dating in high school. They had a long-distance relationship for a year while Kate lived in Alaska with her aunt. They were married in 2012 and, the next year had a son, Jason. Six years later another son, Justin, was born. Jens was a caring dad and was very proud of his boys
Jens worked a variety of jobs and most recently worked for 10 years at the Post Office at various locations as both a carrier and a supervisor. He was well respected and was a favorite among his peers.
Jens celebrated his 37th birthday during a family trip to Valparaiso, IN. On that trip the family went tubing, went to a Jon Pardi concert, and hung out with extended family.
A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 4377 Utica Street in Denver on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00. A reception will follow at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Judy’s House, 10125 E. 25th Ave., Aurora, CO 80010. Judy’s House supports children grieving the death of a loved one and helps whole families adjust to that loss. All services and programs are provided free of cost and are handled through donations.