Each year the Estherville Lincoln Central Booster Club Board of Directors has the privilege of selecting the ELC Athletic Fan or Fans of the Year.
As in past years, there are many deserving individuals who show tremendous support and dedication to our athletes, the Booster Club and the ELC Athletic Department.
The club is proud to present Roy and Berniece Jensen as the 2012-13 ELC Booster Fans of the Year!
ELC Booster Club board members Chad King and Al Regelstad present Berniece and Roy Jensen with the 2012-13 Fans of the Year honor at Friday’s fall showcase at Hoyt Luithly Field.
EDN photo by David Swartz
Roy graduated from Graettinger in 1967 and was in the service for three years. On Nov. 25, 1973, Roy and Berniece were married. Roy farms north of Estherville by the Iowa-Minnesota border.
He has been employed at several area businesses including: John Morrell, Artsway, and Christensen Farms hog confinements.
This past May, Roy retired from Christensen Farms. Roy attempts to be in the stands as much as he can to cheer for the Midgets. However, when he isn't able to, you can find him listening to the play by play on the radio. Roy enjoys fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.
ELC Fans of the Years
This is the 12th year that the ELC Booster Club has recognized fans with this honor. Below is the list from each sports season.
2001-02: Archie and Lois Sunde
2002-03: Virgil Bonner
2003-04: Jack and Judy Bixby
2004-05: Tom Barrett and John Bunge
2005-06: Eldon and Marilyn Garrelts
2006-07: Larry and Pat Sundall
2007-08: Randy and Carol Cody
2008-09: Dick and Jo Shonkwiler
2009-10: Jerry and Sandy Wallace
2010-11: Jon and Peggy Semrad
2011-12: Jim and Kay Doyle
2012-13: Roy and Berniece Jensen
Berniece graduated from Sherburn-Dunnell High School in 1969. Berniece went to Marshall to college and then came back to the area and finished at Iowa Lakes Community College in the nursing program. Berniece was employed at the Good Samaritan Center and then went to work at ALCO starting in 1980 when they opened. She worked there for 29 years then decided she wanted to make a change. The opportunity came to work at the ELC High School in the office.
With her positive attitude, Berniece provides a very patient and kind environment for our students. She enjoys watching and cheering on the different students at ELC events.
Roy and Berniece have three grown sons, with two of them and their families in the ELC School District. She enjoys baking and providing treats for her grandchildren in her free time.
They are members of the United Methodist Church. They enjoy farming, gardening traveling and spending time with family. And of course watching the high school sports,