The University Record, May 6, 2002


Gale Edward Jensen

Gale Edward Jensen, professor emeritus of education and community development, died April 15. Jensen joined the School of Education faculty in 1956 as an associate professor specializing in community development adult education. When he retired in 1984, he was a professor of education and community development. Jensen received his B.S. from the Milwaukee Teachers College (University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee) and his M.A. and Ed.D. from the University of Illinois. He had a lifelong interest in community and adult education, as well as the economic and political development of communities. After retiring from U-M, Jensen worked at Applerose Natural Foods in Ann Arbor, a firm he helped to found.

Services were held April 19 in Ann Arbor, with burial April 26 in Waupaca, Wis. Jensen is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jane Mitchell Jensen; his daughter, Karen McDowell; grandson, Michael McDowell; and several great grandchildren.