A native of Door County, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Jensen had lived in Dallas for more than 25 years. He worked as the head of security at the Nasher Sculpture Center and was past co-owner of Roxy Art Deco. He loved classic cars and was a longtime member of Classic Chassis Car Club.
Jensen was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Edna Jensen and Robert and Marion Malzahn; his godmother, Donna Marx; his niece, Sarah Marie; his grandparents-in-law, Edgar and Nora Parks and Dallas and Mildred Kniskern, and his father-in-law, James William Parks.
He is survived by his husband and partner of more than 29 years, Jim Parks; parents, George and Peggy Jensen; sister, Monica, and her husband, Jack; brother, Steve, and his wife, Kay; sister, Ann, and her husband Kevin; mother-in-law, Marion R. Parks; sisters-in-law, Kathy, Mary and her husband, Doug, Anita and her husband, Glen, and Patty and her wife Linda; as well a large extended family and friends, including his Nasher Sculpture Center family and his Classic Chassis Car Club family.
A memorial service will be held at the Nasher Sculpture Center on Sunday, July 17th. Memorial contributions can be made to the Nasher Sculpture Center, attention Mike Jensen Memorial Fund, 2001 Flora St., Dallas, Texas 75201.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition June 24, 2016.