Lois Jensen, 76, Albert Lea

Published 9:03 am Friday, January 7, 2011

Funeral service for Lois Ann Jensen of Albert Lea will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Albert Lea, with a visitation one hour before service at the church. The Rev. Curtis Zieske will officiate. Private family interment will be Monday in the Graceland Cemetery.


Lois died on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at St. John’s Lutheran Home at the age of 76.

She was born on Oct.29, 1934, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Edwin and Freida (Weber) Fuller. She graduated from Albert Lea High School and lived all her life in Albert Lea. Lois was united in marriage to Norman V. Jensen on Oct. 21, 1953, in Albert Lea. To this union two children were born: Mark and Donald.

Lois was a stay-at-home mother who loved to cook and bake for her family and friends. She was very creative and spent a lot of time making arts and crafts. Lois always looked forward to playing bingo even in the nursing home, taking casino trips, going shopping and having lunch dates with her friends. Lois got much pleasure out of spending time with her family and her new great-granddaughter, Madison, whom she would call her “little angel.” Lois and Norman had lots of great times going up to Bemidji to their family cabin where she would feed the ducks and watch the hummingbirds out the dining room window. Lois and Norman would go around to several towns and sell crafts they made which they were also able to do while up north.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Union Center, VFW auxiliary, American Legion and Eagles Club.

Lois will be greatly missed by her children: Donald Jensen, of Rochester, and Mark (Sheila) Jensen, of Albert Lea; daughter-in-law, Kathy Jensen; grandchildren: Jeremy Jensen, Janelle (Mike) Oothoudt, Amanda (Tom) Mensink, Sarah Jensen, Jared Jensen; great-grandchildren: Brandon and Madison Mensink.

Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Norman, and parents, Edwin and Freida Fuller.