Philip A. Jensen of Galesville passed away on June 13, 2020.
Philip was born to Tollef and Borghild Jensen on December 30, 1936. Philip graduated from Galesville High School in 1954, and joined the Navy shortly thereafter. He was assigned to the Naval base in Nantucket. He was a member of a submarine rescue team, serving as a radio man on the The Sunbird. He greatly enjoyed the social life of Nantucket and acted in several professional plays.
After Philip's Naval service he returned to Galesville. After working various jobs, he took over the family restaurant for 35 years. He hosted Victorian dinners in the restaurant for many years. After retiring from the restaurant business, Philip held various part time jobs. Philip loved to cook and entertain. Many people enjoyed his baked goods and meals.
Philip began collecting antiques at the age of 14, and is a well known antique aficionado. He was featured twice on Antiques Roadshow.
Philip was a wellspring of Galesville history. Sadly, much of the town's history was lost with his passing.
Philip befriended people from all walks of life. His sense of humor and warmth will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Philip is survived by sister Connie of Brookings, SD, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Tollef ("Carlton"), Harold, and Bernard.
Donations in Philip's memory may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church kitchen remodeling fund (Galesville).