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Barbara Jensen, 1948-2017

Memorial services for Barbara Jensen will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea and will be officiated by the Rev. Sean Forde. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service.

Barbara Jean Jensen, 68, died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. She was born Oct. 5, 1948, to parents Harold “Bud” and Norma (Budach) Schneider in Albert Lea. Barbara graduated from Albert Lea High School.

Barbara Jensen

Barbara worked at Dixons Drive Inn and A&W Restaurant. She also worked at the Albert Lea Tribune and at Streater, before she began working at Riverland Community College for 25 years and ended her career there as the executive secretary to the dean.

Barbara was a member of First Lutheran Church. She was a member of the Neil Diamond Fan Club and attended over 15 of his concerts. She attended lunch groups and regularly met with a group that was called the Fab 4. She enjoyed filling her free time with gardening. She was a lover of animals — especially her cat, Caeser.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Gene Jensen; mother, Norma Schneider, of Albert Lea; son, Tim (Jessica) Jensen of Rochester; grandchildren Carter, Jack and Elise; sister, Janet Jensen, of Albert Lea; brother, Jim Schneider, of Albert Lea; mother-in-law, Mildred Jensen, of Albert Lea; sister-in-law, Marge (Don) DeWinter, of Peculiar, Missouri; many nieces and nephews; as well as many family and friends.

Barbara is preceded in death by her father, Harold “Bud” Schneider; father-in-law, Elwood (Red) Jensen; and numerous aunts and uncles.