Jacob David (Jake) Sensenbaugh

Jacob David (Jake) Sensenbaugh, 23, of Thornton, Colorado, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on January 8, 2021.

Jake was born in Louisville, Colorado, on May 20, 1997 to David and Beth (Laffrenzen) Sensenbaugh, both formerly of Rochester. He was a 2015 graduate of Mountain Range High School in Westminster, Colorado.

Jake was a compassionate, competitive, fun-loving spirit who will be missed by many. He was an avid sports fan, especially of the Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rockies, and CU Buffaloes. He loved his dogs Jasper, Moose, Chelsea and Daisy, and enjoyed countless trips to the Denver Zoo, Minnesota Zoo, and Denver Museum of Nature & Science. His life was full of many trips to the mountains and Minnesota to visit family and friends. He enjoyed attending sporting events, playing blackjack at the casinos, and fishing. Jake was an avid gamer and loved playing Pokemon GO and fantasy football. He was one of the original members of the Colorado Avalanche Little Av’s Sled Hockey Team, as hockey was one of his passions. He had the honor of being a member of Shjon Podein’s Team 25, and an ambassador for Children’s Hospital Colorado in 2007.

Jake is survived by his parents, Dave and Beth, and brother Justin; grandmothers Iris Sensenbaugh and Mary Laffrenzen; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jim Sensenbaugh and Wilbur Laffrenzen.

A Celebration of Life service for Jake was held on January 16, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. MDT at Summit of Peace Lutheran Church in Thornton, Colorado. A recorded video of the service is available on the Summit of Peace website at and Summit of Peace Facebook page. Interment took place at Mountain View Memorial Gardens in Boulder, Colorado.

Memorial donations may be given to the Children’s Tumor Foundation at, or to Summit of Peace Lutheran Church, 4661 E. 136th Avenue, Thornton, Colorado 80602.

The Sensenbaugh family wishes to thank Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Hospital and St. Anthony North Hospital in Westminster, Colorado for the great care he has received over his lifetime.

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