Tamera Jensen-Praska, 1971-2016

Published 9:01 am Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Funeral services for Tamera Jensen-Praska, 45, of Hollandale will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Tamera Jensen-Praska

Tamera Jensen-Praska

Tammy died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, at her home.

Tamera Denise Jensen-Praska was born June 6, 1971 in Albert Lea, the daughter of Gary Lee Jensen and Sandra Lang. She grew up in Albert Lea and the surrounding areas. She attended Albert Lea High School. Tammy took on the role of being a mother to her five children. She was united in marriage to Donald Praska on Nov. 21, 1995, in Albert Lea. They made their home in Clarks Grove and the surrounding area. Tammy was proud of her accomplishments at work while managing servers and hosts at local restaurants, becoming a certified nursing assistant and attending nursing school. Tammy had a strong faith and was a faithful member of First Lutheran Church. She enjoyed watching Peace & Power on Sunday mornings. She was a very loving person, always giving from the heart. Tammy enjoyed traveling, most recently to Arizona, and had hoped to go to Texas with her husband.

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Tammy is survived by her husband, Donnie Praska; children Ashley Olson, Derek Praska, Joie Roberts and Brandon (Miki Saltou) Roberts; special nephew, Mitchell Anderson; grandchildren Quinzey, Jazzmine, Zoie and Paisley, Mykkal and Lilyahna and their mother, Leah Chamberlain, and Nevaeh Jo and Evalynn; mother, Sandra (Richard) Lestrud; siblings Kathy Talamantes-Bringener, Brenda Wyant, Troy (Amy) Jensen and Chad Jensen; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Tammy was preceded in death by her father, Gary Lee Jensen; daughter, Christa Lynn Moffit; granddaughter, Christa Lynn Roberts; brother, Michael Shawn Anderson; and her grandparents.