Horvat - graduation

Jensen Horvat was honored at Sheboygan Lutheran High School's graduation ceremony held Friday, May 21. Horvat was set to graduate with the Class of 2021.

SHEBOYGAN — Services have been set for Jensen Horvat, 17, who died on Sunday, May 16.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 4, at St. Mark Lutheran Church located at 1019 N. 7th Street in Sheboygan. Visitation will be from noon until the time of services.

A memorial fund has been established in Horvat's name at the church. Additionally, Lutheran High School held a school fundraiser last week and donated $3,131 to Horvat's family.

See our interview with Horvat referenced in the obituary here. 

Here is the full obituary courtesy of Olson Funeral Home & Cremation Service from Legacy.com:

SHEBOYGAN — Jensen A. Horvat, 17, of Sheboygan, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Sheboygan.

Born June 9, 2003 in West Allis, Jensen was the son of Alex and Jessica (Henshaw) Horvat Jr. He attended Lincoln Erdmann Grade School, Horace Mann Middle School, St. Paul School and a Senior at Sheboygan Lutheran High School. Following graduation on May 21, 2021 he planned to begin a career in law enforcement.

As the lead clarinet player in Honors Band, he admired and had great respect for his band teacher Mr. Thiel. Robotics was his favorite class with the Sheboygan Sun recently interviewing and recording a demonstration of a robot he helped create. Helping a friend in need was one of his main characteristics. Jensen found pleasure sharing funny memes and videos with family and friends, sampling different cuisines, and building and fixing computers. Disney music brought him joy along with watching Community with his mom, Star Wars The Mandalorian with his dad, and teaching his brother new games like Star Wars Battlefront II. He adored spending time with his cousins Olivia and Hannah, and playing Arkham Horror the card game with his uncle Michael. Was a notable Star Wars, Roman history, and Rick & Morty enthusiast. He left an impact on many people including the Garnet Gaming community and local friends. Bonfires with his friends were part of his pastime, along with many hours hiking in the woods.

Survived by his parents; brother Jaxsen; maternal grandparents Dave and Laura Henshaw; paternal grandparents Alex and Donna Horvat Sr.; his great grandmother Elizabeth Stauber; uncle Michael Henshaw; aunt Vanessa (Tony Martinez) Henshaw; cousins Hannah and Olivia Henshaw; uncle Alan (Carolyn) Horvat; aunt Dana (George) Kay; and many other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his great grandfather Frederick Stauber; and his great grandparents Duane and Deloris Lindow.

The family would like to thank the Sheboygan Police Department, K-9 Unit, Sheboygan Sheriff's Department, Sheboygan Fire Department, Town of Sheboygan Fire Department, Sheboygan Falls Fire Department, State Patrol, Sheboygan County Drone team, Washington County Drone team, Ozaukee County Drone team, Waukasha National Guard, and the Georgia Air Support Unit. The family is very grateful for all of the friends, family, and generous volunteers from throughout Wisconsin who helped with the search. A special thank you to Sara Spicer, Jeff and Holly Dean Jr., their Lutheran High School family, and Pastor Brett Matz for your undivided support.

A Celebration of Jensen's life will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday June 4, 2021 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1019 N. 7th Street, Sheboygan. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service. Pastor Brett Matz will officiate.

A memorial fund has been established in his name at St. Mark Lutheran Church.

The Olson Funeral Home & Cremation Service has been entrusted with Jensen's arrangements.

See images from Lutheran High's Class of 2021 graduation and tribute to Horvat here.

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