Benefit planned for Marvin Jensen

Benefit planned for Marvin Jensen
Jensen is the 10th born to Eiler and Margaret Jensen of Meckling, two sisters and five brothers still live in the Gayville, Yankton, and Vermillion area. He grew up in the Meckling area and attended school there until 10th grade when his parents retired and moved to Gayville. He graduated from Gayville High School in 1965 where he enjoyed football, basketball, and was homecoming king.

He attended Southern State College in Springfield where he graduated in 1969. He taught biology and American Government in Montrose, Iroquois, and Irene. He coached basketball, football, track, and wrestling. In 1973, he tore down the Gayville hotel and built a steakhouse and teen hangout for the area youth called the Rec 'n Bar.

Jensen began a hay brokerage called MDM Hay Co. to promote and sell hay crop. He hired local youth to help load trucks and pile hay for truckers and area farmers. Prior to this last year, Jensen worked as postmaster replacement in Gayville, Volin, Irene, Wakonda, and Mission Hill as well as tearing down many area buildings and barns, including the original Gayville School. He also served as a substitute teacher for the Gayville-Volin School District.

Jensen was a previous member of the Gayville Volunteer Fire Department and treasurer of Gayville Lutheran Church. He is presently treasurer of the Community Center Board (has been treasurer since he helped build it in the 1970's), Gayville Township Board, and the Gayville Development Corporation.

Above all, what best describes Jensen is his kind heart and helping anyone in need. He is the most deserving person and we, the commitee, ask for your help to make this benefit a successful one.

The benefit consists of a supper-auction. The supper is a free will offering and begins at 4:30 p.m. It consists of pork loin sandwiches, baked beans, salads, chips, and coffee or juice. The auction begins at 6:30 p.m. Supplemental funds up to $500 will be donated from Thrivent � Yankton County Chapter.

An account has been opened at the Cortrust Bank in Gayville for cash donations. For more information on how to donate items to the auction or to make a cash donation, you may contact Pam Ganschow at 605-267-2607, Gary Jepsen at 605-267-4443, or Brian Ryken at 605-267-4335. Come out for a delicious supper, shopping spree and be a part of the gift of giving.

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