Colton Bryce Jensen, 30, of Gardner, Kan., formerly of Manhattan, Kan., and Ocean View, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Manhattan, Kan., on March 5, 1989, son of Richard “Rick” Jensen and Regina “Gina” Davidson.
Jensen graduated from Indian River High School in Dagsboro, Del., in the Class of 2007. He attended Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown, Del., and Highland Community College in Wamego, Kan.
Jensen loved to meet new people and was a friend to everyone he encountered. His infectious smile and personality served him well in his positions in the food-service industry, most recently as a bartender at Silo Modern Farmhouse in Lenexa, Kan. He walked through life at his own pace, but always with laughter and good will.
Jensen enjoyed surfing, skateboarding, golfing, disc golf and music. He was also an avid sports fan, with a particular love for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Colton was united in marriage with Olga Kryvolutska on July 12, 2008. They later separated. On Oct. 18, 2015, he and Audrey Cooper welcomed the birth of their son, Aldous. Jensen will be remembered as a devoted father who loved spending time with family. He loved with his whole heart.
Jensen was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Bryce Davidson, and paternal grandfather, Carroll Jensen. He is survived by his son, Aldous Cooper; his mother, Gina Davidson of Manhattan, Kan.; his father, Rick Jensen and his wife, Regina, of Selbyville, Del.; maternal grandmother, Rose Pritchard and her husband, Bruce Holladay, of Manhattan; paternal grandmother, Margaret Jensen of Manhattan; his four siblings, Cody Jensen and his wife, Ashley, of Roeland Park, Kan., Chase Ricketts and his significant other, Kyra McCubbin, of Solon, Iowa, Katelyn Jensen of Selbyville and Conner Jensen of Selbyville; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of Jensen’s life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peninsula Community Church, 28574 Cypress Road, Selbyville, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the Colton Jensen Memorial Fund to benefit his son, Aldous, sent care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home; 1616 Poyntz Ave.; Manhattan, KS 66502, or to the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation in Berlin, Md., (www.atlanticgeneral.org/foundation/give), where he received excellent care. Condolences may be sent online at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.