Frieda Jensen, 96, Albert Lea

Published 9:03 am Thursday, October 28, 2010

Memorial services for Frieda (Fritzie) Jensen, of Albert Lea, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.


Frieda died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at St. John’s Lutheran Home. She was 96 years of age.

Frieda was born Oct. 25, 1914, in Kiester, the daughter of John F. and Maria B. (Lohner) Kleinschrodt. She attended public school and on June 27, 1936, she was united in marriage to Myrlin S. Jensen in Northwood, Iowa. Frieda was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea since 1943 and was a Sunday school teacher. Before her marriage she had been employed by the Land-O-Lakes Co., and was a telephone operator in Lerdal and Conger. Together with her husband they owned and operated a grocery and liquor store on south Broadway for many years.

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Frieda loved to spend time with her family and was an avid Minnesota Twins fan. She enjoyed card club, her bowling league, knitting and crocheting.

She is survived by her sons: Terrance and wife Sue of Albert Lea and Douglas and wife Terry also of Albert Lea; grandchildren include: Robin (Missi) Jensen, Allen (Julie) Jensen, Debbie (Matt) Minear, Angela (Corey) Andresen and Kristina (Tony) Duenes; great-grandchildren include: Darrin, Adam, Jacob, Derek, Sydney, Brian, Justine, Alexa and Selene; one sister survives, Elizabeth Larson of Albert Lea.

Frieda was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers: John, Fred, Harold, Herman, and George Kleinschrodt; sisters: Anna, Rose and Emma.