Arlys Jensen, age 82, of Albert Lea, died at her home on Thursday, April 16, 2020. A private family service will be held on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Pastor John Holt will officiate. The service will be streamed live on the Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home’s Facebook page and the broadcast will start approximately 5 minutes before the service. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com. Sympathy cards for the Jensen family can be mailed in c/o to Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home, 1415 Hwy. 13 N., Albert Lea, MN 56007.
Arlys LaVonne (Ofstedal) Jensen was born on September 15, 1937 to Arnold and Lottie (Strom) Ofstedal. She attended elementary school in Lake Mills, IA and graduated from Albert Lea High School. On February 10, 1968, Arlys was united in marriage to George W. Jensen. To this marriage four children were born, Kristie, Scott, Verlon, and Arlisha.
Arlys worked at the Albert Lea Vet Clinic but was a homemaker for most of her married life. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, was a long-time secretary of the Sunset Saddle Club, served as a leader in 4-H, and was also in a Bunco ladies club.
Arlys enjoyed going to horse shows, photography, meeting for coffee with friends, but above all, she loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband, George; daughter, Kristie (Mike) Erlandson of Albert Lea, and their children, Cassie (Pat) O’Connor of Elkton, MN, Alex Erlandson of La Crosse, WI, and Nicholas (Tabby) Erlandson of Albert Lea; son, Scott (Sherry) Jensen of Silver Springs, Florida, and their children, Jeremiah Jensen of Northern, IA, Jacob Hanson of Arizona, and Nathan Jensen of Albert Lea; son, Verlon (Marcia) Jensen of Albert Lea, and their children, Tyler (Jamie) Jensen of Freeport, IL, Brittany (Jordon) Schilling of London, MN, Brody Jensen of Albert Lea, and Taylor Jensen of Albert Lea; daughter, Arlisha (fiancé Charles Yoder) Jensen of Glenville, and her daughter, Ashtyn Jensen of Glenville; and honorary daughter, Missy Lowy of Albert Lea, and her children, Dustin Lowy and David Lowy; great grandchildren, Zachariah, Kaydyn, Jace, Emmerson, and Mikaela O’Connor; Madison and Raelyn Jensen; Lucy and Eliana Erlandson; Haydyn Schilling; and Summer Hanson; along with several nieces and nephews.
Arlys was proceeded in death by her parents, Arnold and Lottie; great grandson, Michah O’Connor; and aunts, Ida Adair and Dora Terbeck both of Norhtern IA.