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Jensen, Marjorie A. (1922-2017)


Posted By: Paul Nagy (email)
Date: 11/25/2017 at 21:08:32

Marjorie A. Jensen
October 23, 1922 - October 29, 2017

Marjorie Jensen, age 95, of Altoona, Iowa, formerly of Newell, Iowa, died on Sunday, October 29, 2017, in Altoona.

Marjorie Hansen, a daughter of Jens M. and Botilda (Mortensen) Hansen, was born on October 23, 1922, in Kimballton, Iowa. Baptized at Bethany Lutheran Church in rural Kimballton and later confirmed at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Audubon, Iowa, she attended country school in Audubon County. In 1939, along with her parents and sisters: Gladys, Doris, and Verla Mae, she moved to a farm north of Newell.

She worked at Broadlawns Hospital in Des Moines and the Newell Bakery. On April 24, 1947, she married Elmer Jensen in Audubon. To their union, two sons were born, Larry and Ronald. Marjorie and Elmer lived and farmed north of Newell for thirty years before moving to Newell in 1978. A long-time member of the Nain Lutheran Church in Newell, the Newell-Coon Neighborhood Club, and the Danish Sisterhood, she enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafting, and making quilts as well as doing word searches and number puzzles.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Larry (Donita) Jensen, of Altoona, Iowa, and Ronald (Phyllis) Jensen, of Kansas City, Kansas; her grandchildren: Alex (Megan), Casey, Cory, and Kathryn Jensen; and Elizabeth (Davis) DeWitt; her great grandchildren: Jay and Mila Jensen; and Everett and Wyatt DeWitt; and her sister, Doris Clemens; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer; her sisters: Gladys Poulsen, Leona Mendenhall, and Verla Mae Hansen; her daughter-in-law, Peggy Jensen; her brothers-in-law: Svend Poulsen, Earl Mendenhall, Jim Clemens; and her niece, Elaine Luvass.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 3, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the Nain Lutheran Church in Newell. Burial will follow in the Newell Cemetery. Visitation will take place Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Newell. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Newell is in charge of the arrangements.

Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Homes, Newell, Iowa, 2017.


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