Margaret Jensen, 1913-2015

Published 10:06 am Thursday, June 4, 2015

Funeral services for Margaret Jensen, 102, of Albert Lea will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Clarks Grove. The Revs. Jamie Cameron and Kent Otterman will officiate. Interment will be at Clarks Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.  Online condolences are welcome at

Margaret Jensen

Margaret Jensen

Margaret died Monday, June 1, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.

Margaret Jensen was born April 27, 1913, in Lerdal, the daughter of James and Emma (Nelson) Paulson. She attended country school in Lerdal and graduated from Albert Lea High School. Margaret went on to continue her education at Mankato Business College. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clarks Grove. On Jan. 18, 1936, Margaret was united in marriage to Owen Jensen in Clarks Grove. Together they made their living farming in rural Albert Lea and Blooming Prairie and retired to Albert Lea. Margaret was a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker. Margaret and Owen enjoyed fishing together and they spent 17 winters in Corpus Christi. She was always working with her hands. Margaret enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, woodworking and entertaining. She also enjoyed Hardanger, Sudoku and crosswords. In her later years she especially enjoyed her Wednesday morning coffee girls.

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Survivors include her children Everett (Dianne) Jensen of Clarks Grove, Marianne (Gary) Fitzgerald of Carlton and Audri (Allen) Mayo of Cumby, Texas; grandchildren Debra (Brad) Pirsig, Daryl (Deanna) Jensen, Dean (Sandy) Jensen, Scott Fitzgerald, Lisa (Ken) Waletzko, Lora (Tom) Little, Lana (Dan) Dahl, Chuck (Brandi) Dathe and Chris (Cecilu) Dathe; 23 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents James and Emma; husband, Owen; and brother, Lowell Paulson.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Clarks Grove Area Heritage Society or to the donor’s choice.