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JENSEN, Mildred 'Millie' Ann 1930 - 2014


Posted By: Pat Ludeke (email)
Date: 1/2/2018 at 18:43:45

Mildred 'Millie' Ann (DeVries) Jensen, 83, passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at her home, under hospice care, surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Retz Funeral Home in Thornton. Mr. Gerald Haugland will be presiding.

Interment will be at Pleasant View Cemetery, Thornton. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Retz Funeral Home, Thornton.

Mildred was born Nov. 8, 1930, in Sheffield to Jerry and Lena (Schroeder) DeVries. Mildred graduated from the Thornton Consolidated School in 1949 with high honors.

On Nov. 6, 1949, Mildred was united in marriage to Eugene Jensen. They became parents of five children and lived their entire life in Thornton.

Mildred worked along with her husband running the Thornton Produce. After closing the business, Mildred started working for the Thornton Locker until that closed.

Mildred and Eugene were snowbirds, spending 16 years in Arizona until her declining health kept them home.

Mildred was known for her baking, especially her lemon pies and angel food cake. She loved to cook and would have Sunday meals for her family. Every afternoon she would have coffee and treats ready for her family and whoever else stopped. She enjoyed their company and liked to hear the latest news.

In her spare time, you would find Mildred doing crossword puzzles, (especially Bonanza Bill), sewing, or watching her favorite TV shows "The Big Bang Theory," "Rifleman' and "Emergency." After her appointments, she would say, "Do we have time to stop at McDonalds?" Her favorite was a hamburger with extra pickles and an orange drink. Her pride and joy were her family, especially her grandkids. Several times she would remind her kids, "you did a great job picking the in-laws, and I could not have done a better job." On Sept. 14 of this year, she became "Grandma Great" for the first time and she let everyone know because she was so excited.

Mildred is survived by her son: Michael (Betty) Jensen, Thornton; daughters: Connie (Larry) Stadtlander, Thornton; Kathy (Tom) Janeka, Thornton; Laurie Mecham and friend Glenn Maas, Clear Lake; her grandkids: Robert Jensen, Sheffield; Jamie (Amanda) Janeka, Thornton; Amber Janeka, Seattle, Washington; Kelly Jensen, Las Vegas, Nevada; and her great-granddaughter: Jovie Janis Janeka.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Gene; her son Donnie; her son-in-law Floyd; her parents Jerry and Lena Devries, parents-in-law Askel and Mable Jensen; sisters Mary Wiebenga and Lucy DeVries; brother Don DeVries and several other family members.


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