Thomas Mitchell Jensen, 64, of Madelia, passed away in his home Dec. 28, 2016.

Thomas Mitchell Jensen, 64, of Madelia, passed away in his home Dec. 28, 2016. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at LaSalle Lutheran Church in LaSalle with Rev. Sarah Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at the LaSalle Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. You may send the family condolences online at Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.

Tom was born July 28, 1952 in Madelia to Jens and Edna (Christianson) Jensen. Tom had one brother, John. Tom lived with his parents and/or brother until moving into REM in April of 1983, Tom was the first person to move into the new building and enjoyed his first evening looking though recipe books and planning his first meals. In 1991, he moved to his home with the staff and friends of Friendship Haven (Later changed to Community Options & Resources - COR). Tom attended the DAC in Lewisville until 1984 when he began working at BNI (Brown Nicollet Industries) now known as MRCI in New Ulm. He was recognized for 20 plus years of employment to MRCI. In 2006, he began working at Enterprise Madelia until his passing. Tom enjoyed Elvis, all-star wrestling, Harley Davidson bikes and cowboys like John Wayne. In his younger years, he had a grand collection of GI Joe figurines, which he displayed for all to see. Tom loved food and loved to plan menus sometimes with fancy foods no-one knew how to make. He was a friend to everyone and would enjoy walking for exercise down Main Street with his big cowboy hat on and tipping or waving it to anyone who honked or stopped to talk to him. For fun, he liked to go bowling, participate in Special Olympics and many Learning Unlimited activities. He loved sunshine, the color green, puppies and babies.

Tom is survived by his brother, John Jensen of Fairmont; nieces, Shawna (Troy) Heavirland, St. Cloud, DeAnna (Dan) Shaikoski, Fairmont; great nieces and nephews, Justin Shaikoski, Emile Shaikoski, Elizabeth Heavirland and Troy Heavirland, Jr. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister-in-law, Patricia Jensen.