Paul Theron Jensen

April 2, 1943 ~ July 14, 2019 (age 76)



On Sunday, July 14, 2019, Paul Theron Jensen, loving father of 4, grandfather of 14, & great grandfather of 5, passed away at the age of 76 following complications from a car accident.

Paul was born on April 2, 1943 in Merriman, NE to Paul Emil & Ruth Alberta (Trogdon) Jensen.  After serving his country as an airplane structural mechanic, he worked as a tree trimmer for Illinois Power until his retirement in 2005 from IBEW Local #309.  In 1972 he married Rose Katherine Spurney.  They raised four sons, Theron & Tobin from their union, & Bill & Terry from his previous marriage to Betty Lou Berkshier.

Paul held a passion for antique cars.  This included classic originals to fully customized street rods.  However, his greatest passion was for his Lord God & his relationship with Jesus Christ.  He wished to share this love by example.  His natural compassion offered him the chance to extend a warm, helpful & caring hand to countless people who crossed his path.  Due to his generous spirit & his loving nature he was affectionately thought of as Dad & Grandpa by many.

Paul was preceded in death by his father Paul, his mother Ruth, his wife Rose, & his sister Coetta.  He is survived by his sisters Cordene & Alverna; his brothers Conn & Orville; his sons Bill, Terry, Theron, & Tobin; his grandchildren Seth, Gabrielle, Micha, Hannah, Kayla, Katherine, Kaitlyn, Rosie, Tobin Jr., Kara, Aden, Timothy, Robert, & John; & his great grandchildren Odin, Kevin, Jaelyn, Sophia, & Caleb.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 PM on Thursday, July 18 at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 19 at 10 AM at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton.  Memorials are suggested to Paul’s favorite charities listed at

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July 18, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Williamson Funeral Homes, Ltd.
108 W Henry Street
Staunton, IL 62088

Funeral Service
July 19, 2019

10:00 AM
Williamson Funeral Homes, Ltd.
108 W Henry Street
Staunton, IL 62088

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