Mabel H. <I>Olson</I> Jensen

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Mabel H. Olson Jensen

  • Birth 1 Jan 1917 Irene, Clay County, South Dakota, USA
  • Death 31 May 2013 Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Burial Monona, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Memorial ID 111733285

MADISON- Mabel H. Jensen, age 96, of Madison, was called home by her Lord and Savior on Friday, May 31, 2013.

She was born on Jan. 1, 1917 in Irene, S.D., the daughter of Edward C. and Dina T. (Docken) Olson. On Nov. 25, 1938, Mabel was united in marriage to Alfred E. Jensen in Beresford, S.D., where they farmed until 1966 when they moved to Madison. Together they shared a love like none other. They enjoyed traveling, even taking many trips to Denmark. Mabel will be remembered as a devoted mother who enjoyed baking, quilting and crocheting. However her greatest joy came from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It was Mabel's strong faith that helped her to convey such warmth, care and love for her family over the years. Together with Al, they were long time members of the Evangelical Free Church of America.

Mabel is survived by her three daughters, JoAnn (Peter) Thorpe, Jeanette (Mark) Foss and Joyce (George) Lynn; grandchildren, Kevin (Loretta) Foss, Dawn (James) Sprecher, Brent Foss, Sara (Pat) McCormick, Tim Foss, Anita Thorpe and Kirstin (Doug) Salter; 11 great-grandchildren; and four nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Al in 1999; and two brothers.

Funeral services will take place at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, with the Rev. Cal Steiner and Rev. Paul Bawden presiding.

A private family burial will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mabel's memory to Door Creek Church or Grace Evangelical Church.

A special thank you to the Maplewood Nursing Home for all their loving care to Mabel and her family.

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive
(608)221-5420


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  • Created by: Deborah Ridgway
  • Added: 3 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111733285
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mabel H. Olson Jensen (1 Jan 1917–31 May 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111733285, citing Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Deborah Ridgway (contributor 47148999) .