Colton Bryce Jensen, 30, of Gardner, Kan., formerly of Manhattan, Kan., and Ocean View, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.
He was born in Manhattan March 5, 1989, son of Richard (Rick) Jensen and Regina (Gina) Davidson. Colton graduated from Indian River High School Class of 2007, in Dagsboro. He attended Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown and Highland Community College in Wamego, Kan.
Colton 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.
Colton 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 July 12, 2008. They later separated. On Oct. 18, 2015, Colton and Audrey Cooper welcomed the birth of their son Aldous. Colton will be remembered as a devoted father who loved spending time with family. He loved with his whole heart.
Colton was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Bryce Davidson and paternal grandfather, Carroll Jensen. Colton is survived by his son, Aldous Cooper; his mother, Gina Davidson of Manhattan, Kan.; his father, Rick Jensen and his wife Regina of Selbyville; maternal grandmother, Rose Pritchard and her husband Bruce Holladay of Manhattan; and paternal grandmother, Margaret Jensen of Manhattan.
Colton is also survived by 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 Colton’s life will be held at Peninsula Community Church, 28574 Cypress Road, Selbyville, Saturday, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Colton Jensen Memorial Fund to benefit his son Aldous or to the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation, Berlin, MD, www.atlanticgeneral.org/foundation/give where he received excellent care. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.
Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com