June 16, 2010 –
Michael Alan “Ne-se-ka” Jensen
MAYETTA – Michael Alan “Ne-se-ka” Jensen, 51 of Mayetta died Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at his home. Mike was born May 25, 1959 in Holton, the son of Francis Albert and Pauline Iona Johnson Jensen.
Mike graduated from Holton High School in 1977. Mike received his Bachelors Degree in 1981 and his Masters in 1985 both from Kansas State University. Mike was a Farm Manager at KSU from 1981 to 1986. He later served as the CEO for the Kansas Pork Producers’ Association from 1986 to 2005. He then served as Project Administrator for the Potawatomi Health Clinic, and was Vice-Chairman of Prairie Band Entertainment Corporation. Mike was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and a life member of the NRA. He was a member of the KSU Alumni Association serving on the board of directors. Mike has lived in the Mayetta community since 2006 and before that in Wamego.
Mike married Julie Beth Sheik on June 10, 1995 in Wabaunsee, KS. She survives. He is also survived by his father, Francis Jensen of Holton; a step-son, Michael Schneider (Jennifer and daughter, Trinity) of Wamego; a step-daughter, Laura Wiksten (Ryan) of Park City, KS; brothers, Dr. Jack Jensen (Allison) of Houston, TX and Dr. Howard Jensen of Wathena, KS. Mike was preceded in death by his mother Pauline Jensen on November 24, 2006.
Mike was cremated. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Prairie Peoples’ Cemetery west of Mayetta. Memorials may be given to KSDS in Washington, KS c/o Mercer Funeral Home, PO Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. www.mercerfuneralhomes.com