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February 26, 2014
WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- Dorothy Mae Jenson
Services for Dorothy Mae Jenson were held Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Westbrook. Interment was in the Westbrook Cemetery.
Dorothy, 84, Westbrook, MN died Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the St. Johnís Lutheran Home in Springfield, MN.
Dorothy Mae Jenson was born December 1, 1929 to Robert and Mabel (Furan) Gempler in Tracy, MN, Lyon County. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith and attended Tracy Public Schools, graduating from Tracy High School in 1947.
As a young woman she worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Derrickís dental office in Tracy. On November 7, 1953 Dorothy married Dennis Jenson at Tracy Lutheran Church and they made their home on a farm south of Revere, MN. They then moved their family to a farm north of Westbrook, MN, where their son now resides.
Dorothy was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook and was active in the past in the church womanís groups. She also enjoyed all manner of puzzles, especially word search; taking one day bus trips to different places; riding on the four-wheeler with her husband; and fishing on the pontoon; but she especially loved spending time with her children and their families. She will always be lovingly remembered by her family as a great wife, mother and grandmother.
On February 14, 2014 Dorothy became a resident of the St. Johnís Lutheran Home in Springfield, MN.
Survivors include her one son, Brian Jenson, Walnut Grove, MN; daughters, Janet (Rich) Halvorson, Springfield, MN and Lisa (Bill) Hjortaas, Prior Lake, MN; three grandchildren, Jaden Marks, Alexis and Amelia Hjortaas; sister-in-law, Ruth Gempler, Eagan, MN; brother-in-law, Carl Sanquist, Port Orchard, WA; nieces, nephews and friends.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Dennis; parents, Robert and Mabel Gempler; sister, Sherry Sanquist; and brother, Ronald Gempler.
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