Larry was born August 28, 1947 in Sioux Falls to Joel A. Jensen and Esther (Oaks) Jensen. He graduated from Washing High School in 1966 and then attended Springfield College where he learned drafting. After college, Larry worked for the State of South Dakota Transportation Department.
Larry enjoyed hunting for arrowheads, going fishing and could listen to country music for hours.
He is survived by two sons, Scott and Shaun; and three siblings, Dale, Don and Verna. Larry is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Gerald "Jerry" Jensen.