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Family plans private service for McHenry man killed in motorcycle crash

Lenny William Jensen III of McHenry died Sunday at 55 years old.
Lenny William Jensen III of McHenry died Sunday at 55 years old.

McHENRY – Lenny William Jensen III, of McHenry, will be missed by his family and many lifetime friends, according to his obituary. The 55-year-old died Sunday.

Preliminary investigation shows that Jensen was riding a 2010 Harley-Davidson motorcycle west on Ringwood Road west of Meadowhill Lane when it left the road and struck a tree. Jensen was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, police said, and investigations are ongoing.

Jensen was born in Woodstock, and graduated from the McHenry school system, where he was active in basketball and baseball, according to his obituary. He graduated from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where he played four years of varsity basketball and baseball.

He was awarded Athlete of the Year his senior year of college, according to his obituary. Through his life, he worked as a teacher, coach, real estate agent and painter. 

Jensen was preceded in death by his father, Len Jr. and life partner Selina John. He is survived by his mother, Gerri Bastear; Selina's parents, Rich and Joyce John; step-father, Bud Bastear; sisters and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sjogren Syndrome Foundation, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite, 325, Bethesda, MD, 20817. The foundation, which focuses on increasing research, education and awareness for the systemic autoimmune disease, was important to Jensen, the obituary said.  

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