IRENE JENSEN

ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM

Irene Jensen, of Braham, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the Elim Home in Princeton.  She was 87 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church with Rev. Julie Beck officiating.

VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday.

INURNMENT will be at a later date.

Eva Irene Jensen, age 87, of Braham, MN passed away January 30, 2018 at the Elim Home in Princeton, MN.

Eva “Irene” Jensen was born June 22, 1930 in Isanti, MN to Clarence and Laura “Bertha” (Sutton) Odell. Irene was raised and went to school in southern Minnesota, where she met and married Edward W. Jensen in 1948. They purchased their first home in Fridley, later moving to the farm in Braham, where they raised 7 children.

Irene worked for Control Data in Cambridge, MN and also for Kanabec and Isanti Counties as a home health aide for many years. Irene was very active in ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens) as well as Industries Inc. in Mora, MN. She was active in the Eastern Star and Masonic Lodge in Rush City and Mora.

Irene is preceded in death by her parents; husband Ed; daughter and son-in-law Mary (Don) Voss; son Brian; grandson Jamie Baldock; granddaughters, Tina Jensen and Shanon Held; great-grandson Hunter Held; great-granddaughter Casey Jensen; sister and brother-in-law Betty (Donald) Studeman; and brothers-in-law Simon Abbas and Marvin Garnhardt.

Irene is survived by her 5 children, Thomas of Pine City; Craig (Connie) of Braham; Kathy (Wesley) Baldock of Rapid City, SD; Gerry (Kim) Engberg of Braham; and Lane of Braham; 11 grandchildren and many great grandchildren; brothers, Clifford and Clinton Odell; sisters, Ruth (Walt) Strey, Jean (Neil) Krick, Esther Garnhart; brother-in-law Joe (Lois) Jensen; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

3 guestbook entries for IRENE JENSEN

  1. Kathy Brandt February 1, 2018 at 1:01 am #

    My deepest sympathy, Jensen family. I worked closely with Irene through the MN and Kanabec Co. ARC chapters. She was passionate about creating and sustaining jobs, homes and independent lives for people with disabilities. It was a pleasure to have worked along side her and to have known her all these years.

  2. Joyce Wall Frick February 9, 2018 at 7:12 pm #

    Irene was the caregiver to my grandparents for many years. She was so good to them and her help allowed them to stay in their home. I’ve been thinking of her every time I drive by her farm and now wish I had tried to visit her. Thinking of her family and hope all your good memories will get you through this.

  3. Carol Brandt (Weidenaar) February 12, 2018 at 4:04 pm #

    My sympathies to the Jensen family. Our families shared years of friendship with their seven children and our five, everyone had a playmate. There’s so many happy memories. My thoughts and prayers for you all.

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