The first registrar at the University of Michigan-Flint, Mogens F Jensen, age 85, died Sunday, September 20 at Genesys Hospice Care Center in Goodrich. Mogens, of Grand Blanc, was born in Denmark in 1924. He moved to the United States and married Jean Horton in 1955 in Ann Arbor.
He attended Michigan State University where he earned a Bachelors degree and a Masters degree. Following graduation he was employed as a Guidance Counselor at Grand Blanc High School. In 1966 he became the first Registrar at UM-Flint and was employed in that position until his retirement in 1987.
Mogens was honored by the Flint Jewish Federation for his heroic actions during World War II for rescuing Danish Jews. He was a member of the BPO Elks – Flint Lodge #0222. Surviving are his wife Jean, son Kurt and wife Anna Jensen, and granddaughter Sarah.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Woodside Church, 1509 E. Court Street, Flint, Rev. Dr. Deborah Kohler officiating.
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