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Fern Marguerite Jensen Messner
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Birth: Sep. 14, 1899
Newton
Harvey County
Kansas, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1979
Fillmore
Ventura County
California, USA

Fern was the oldest of five children born to Charles and Lula Jensen. Her grandparents had settled in Newton from Denmark in the early 1870s and there were many Jensen and Molzen cousins.

Fern married three husbands and raised two biological children and three step children. She married Hutchison Cooper when she was 21. She married Joseph Arent and then William Messner. Most of the Jensen family moved to Southern California to get away from the cold Kansas winters. Fern lived in California for the remainder of her life and always enjoyed the warm, sunny beaches.

Obituary from Memorial Service Handout on April 19, 1979 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Goleta, CA, Pastor Loren Kramer, Pastor Ottomar Tietjen:

Fern Messner was born on September 14, 1899, in Newton, Kansas. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. More importantly, she was a devout child of God to the very end of her life. She was the mother of five children: Robert Messner of Goleta; William Messner Jr., and Donald G. Messner, both of Riverside; Jeanne Browne of Palm Springs and Joanne Cluse of Riverside; a brother, Jack Jensen of Santa Paula; two sisters, Lois Ehmke of Los Angeles and Helen Riggs of Seattle; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was called to her eternal rest on April 17 at approx. seven o'clock in the evening. Committal services and internment will be at the Garden of Prayer Cemetery in Riverside on Friday. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Ernest Jensen (1875 - 1946)
  Louise Lynn Jensen (1880 - 1956)
 
 Spouses:
  Joseph Andrew Arent (1896 - 1985)
  Hutchison Hal Cooper (1894 - 1983)*
 
 Children:
  Jeanne Lorraine Cooper Browne (1922 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Fern Marguerite Jensen Messner (1899 - 1979)
  Helen Harriet Jensen Riggs (1901 - 1984)*
  Jack Charles Jensen (1903 - 1989)*
  Lynn Carl Jensen (1907 - 1960)*
  Lois Louise Jensen Coker Ehmke (1912 - 1993)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Helen Schwartz
Record added: Nov 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101137616
Fern Marguerite <i>Jensen</i> Messner
Added by: Helen Schwartz
 
Fern Marguerite <i>Jensen</i> Messner
Added by: Helen Schwartz
 
 
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Rest in peace.
- Helen Schwartz
 Added: Nov. 22, 2012
 
 
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