Foster Alvord Jensen Jr., 87, Plainfield, passed away Jan. 11, 2012, in his residence.
Born April 20, 1924, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Foster A. and Louise Moller Jensen.
A 1943 graduate of Ben Davis High School, he then joined the U.S. Army field artillery and served in World War II.
On Dec. 30, 1945, he married Thelma Jean Kinnick. They were called the 90-day wonder due to their short courtship. This union lasted 64 years before her death.
Reared as a Lutheran, he later joined Jean's church as he believed Jesus was the one, denomination wasn't important to him.
Their first home was in Greenwood and three years later, they moved to Plainfield.
He worked for Equipment Service Co., and Holly Carburetor Co., and in this field his entire life.
They were charter members of Hope United Presbyterian Church and were one of the families to help start the church in 1959.
He received an honorarium in 1978 from the Hope Presbyterian Women and was the first man to receive this award, for this it was most cherished.
He is now seen as the church guard.
He started Foster and Thelma Jean Jensen Christian Ministry Foundation to support the young people of Hendricks County who are interested in entering Christian ministry or the missionary field.
Contributions may be made to the foundation at 1331 Section St., Plainfield, Ind., 46168.
Foster volunteered at Hendricks County Senior Services and was then asked to be a paid employee, which lasted for more than 18 years.
Survivors include his brother Arthur Jensen Sr., and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, in Hope United Presbyterian Church with calling one hour prior to the service.
Online condolences may be made at www.bakerfuneralservice.com.