Ethel Jensen, 1926-2019

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Funeral services for Ethel E. Jensen, 92, of Albert Lea will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Rueben Unseth will officiate. Burial will be at Hayward Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Bayview on Wednesday. Online condolences are welcome at

Ethel Jensen

Ethel died Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.

Ethel Elizabeth Jensen was born Aug. 22, 1926, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Aanon and Effie (Nelson) Greibrok. She grew up on the family farm in the rural Glenville area, where she attended District 35 school. She furthered her education at Lutheran Bible Institute and Minneapolis Business College, where she earned her Associate of Arts degree.

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Ethel was united in marriage to Roland Hassler on Nov. 14, 1975, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She enjoyed living and working on their farm near Glenville. After his death, she married Gayler Jensen on Nov. 30, 2002. For many years, Ethel worked for Lutheran Evangelistic Movement. During that time, she enjoyed taking her nieces and nephews to Bible camp at Lake Koronis in Paynesville. Ethel was an active member at Calvary Lutheran Church in London, where she attended Bible study and was a member of the women’s circle.

She was also a member of Sons of Norway and Gideon Auxiliary. Ethel enjoyed gardening, traveling and reading. The number one priority for her and her family was to faithfully serve the Lord throughout her entire life.

Ethel is survived by her husband, Gayler; nine nieces and nephews, David (Julie) Greibrok, Rebecca (John) Westra, Dwight (Patty) Greibrok, Canda Greibrok, John Greibrok, Allan (Laurie) Greibrok, Steven Greibrok, Carol Greibrok and Matthew (Anne) Greibrok; 14 great-nieces and nephews; stepdaughter, Gwen (Gregg) Jorgenson; stepson, Murray (Miriam) Jensen; four step-grandchildren, Jill and Kyrie Jorgenson and Carter and Linden Jensen; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Greibrok.

Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Olive Ring and Genevieve Greibrok; brothers Maurice (Darlene) Greibrok and Carlyle Greibrok; her first husband, Roland Hassler; nephew, Dean Greibrok; and step-grandson, Kyle Jorgenson.