Stanley Jessen |

Stanley Jessen

Memorial services for Stanley Milton Jessen of North San Juan will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at the North San Juan United Methodist Church. A reception will follow at the North San Juan Senior Center at noon.

Mr. Jessen died Sunday, March 27, at Spring Hill Manor in Grass Valley. He was 89.

He was born March 5, 1916, in Piedmont, to Chris and Rosa Lobel Jessen. They moved to Calistoga when he was four, he attended the Calistoga School, graduating from high school in 1934. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1935 to 1939. He attended Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo and U.C. Berkeley. He re-enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Dec. 8, 1941, the day after Pearl Harbor and served until December 1945 as chief petty officer. He married Nancy Taylor on Feb. 14, 1943, in Berkeley. He worked as a director of maintenance for several different airlines. Moving from Belmont to Decatur, Ga. to Danville, to Atlanta, Ga., to Ogden, Utah to Truckee then to Redwood City to Brawley and finally to North San Juan in 1979. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and served on the board of the Nevada County Growers’ Market. He enjoyed working on his property, horse, dogs and his family.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Nancy; children and their spouses Stanley Jr. and Linda Jessen of Cumming, Ga., Ted and Peggy Jessen of Woodinville, Wash., Paul and Ginny Jessen of Benicia, Kristine and Larry Mather of Nevada City, Kim and Karin Jessen of Loudon, Tenn., Dana and Bill Happ of Grass Valley, Jan and Jack Borrego of Tracy, and Mark and Sandie Jessen of Loudon, Tenn.; 26 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

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