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Dr. Steven C. Jensen

August 28, 1952 — June 11, 2024

College Station

Steven C. Jensen (71), born in Ralston, NE August 28th, 1952, tragically lost his battle with liver cancer and went home to be with the Lord on June 11, 2024. As he always wanted it put: “I tried to tell them I was sick!”


Dr. J was the Director of Radiologic Sciences at Southern Illinois University from 1982 to 2011. Throughout his career in education, Steve made remarkable, lasting impacts on thousands of students.


Steve was a man of many talents: a college track athlete, 70’s rock band drummer, avid golfer, hunter, and fisherman, master deck builder, comedic genius, and able to belch the alphabet. He could turn any phrase into a song, and frequently did to the delight of his children and grandchildren. Some of his classics remain “Goobers and Cheese” and “The Jensen Family (to the tune of the Adams Family).”


But above all, Steve was a family man. He married the love of his life, Cathy, on April 7, 1979. Over the years, Steve and Cathy have discipled many believers and helped save numerous marriages by lovingly coming alongside couples to help and counsel and share their own testimony. He ensured his children and grandchildren always knew how much they were loved, and pointed them to Jesus and a life that honors Him. He was at every event, game, ceremony, dinner, and banquet he possibly could be. He constantly encouraged their talents and hobbies and was the Biggest Fan of each one. 


Steve, a stubborn man in life, still amazed us with the vivacity with which he battled cancer. To the very end, he refused to give up and actively looked for ways to make his loved ones laugh. 


Steve is survived by his wife of 45 years Catherine (Wheeler) Jensen, children Matt (Megan) Jensen of Gretna, NE, Jaimie (Travis) Brouillette of College Station, TX, Jordan (Josh) Abell of College Station, TX, Emily (Gage) Cummins of O’Fallon, MO, and grandchildren Rebecca, Grace, Ethan, Brooke, Alexander, Jensen, Jemma, and Joseph.


Visitation at 12pm with funeral to follow at 1:30pm will be held at Christland Church, 4050 Hwy 6 S., College Station, TX 77845 on Saturday, June 22. 

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Saturday, June 22, 2024

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