Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Helen Jensen of Starbuck, formerly of Kimball, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck. She was 85.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 1, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kimball with Rev. David Milz officiating. Burial will follow at the Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 Thursday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, and one hour prior to the service at the church Friday. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Helen Mildred Jensen was born Dec. 10, 1925, in Braddock, N.D. to Oscar and Irene (Wade) Nordstrom. Helen's family lived in Braddock until they moved to a farm in Boise, Idaho. After Helen's father's death, the family continued to farm for one more year before moving to Kimball in 1940.
Helen was united in marriage to Marvin Jensen Oct. 12, 1944. They farmed between Kimball and South Haven. Helen worked as a cook at Maddens Nursing Home prior to working at Fingerhut. She retired after 27 years of working for Gannon's Elevator. Helen was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Kimball, and was part of the St. John's Quilters group. She enjoyed reading, listening to music, sewing, and walking around Kimball.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband Marvin; brothers Glen and Bill; and sisters Dorothy Pramann and Faye Howe.
She is survived by her two sons David (and Janet) of Starbuck, and Dan (and Marlene) of Janesville; sister Syklvia Watkins; sisters-in-law Dorothy Strom, Dorothy Jensen, and Hazel Brown; six grandchildren Matthew (and Amy Littel), Michael (and Melissa), Michelle (and Christina Land), Kari, Kyle (and fiance Liv Anderson), and Steven (and Tammy); and 10 great-grandchildren Thomas, Anna, Emma, Curran, Savannah, Emmalee, Olivia, Ella, Bethany and Collin.
Memorials are preferred to the St. John's Lutheran Church Building Fund.