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Friday September 4th, 2020

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Jacquelyn Joan Jenson

Jacquelyn “Jackie”Joan Jenson, 97, passed away on September 1, 2020 at Good Samaritan Retirement Center, Albert Lea.   A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 10 am at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home.  Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Albert Lea following the service.

Jackie was born on August 28, 1923 in Albert Lea to Carl Irving and Vanda Lovine Malmsten of Clarks Grove.  She was an only child and a lifelong resident of Freeborn County.

Jackie attended and graduated from high school in Albert Lea and then attended Bethel Junior College.  She was employed at First National Bank, Albert Lea, where she held positions of teller, bookkeeper, and receptionist.

Jackie married Ralph Herman Jenson on February 3, 1946, at Clarks Grove Baptist Church.  After Ralph finished his term in the Army they moved to a farm in rural Albert Lea where she was a devoted farm wife, homemaker and mother.  In the later years, she worked for her husband in their Jenson Repair Service business located in Albert Lea.  After Ralph passed away in 1977, Jackie moved off the farm and back to her childhood town of Clarks Grove, MN where she resided until 2015.  During this time Jackie was active in the 1st Baptist Church.  She was also a valued active volunteer with Senior Resources, Red Cross, Public Health Shot Clinic, food distribution, and Lutheran Social Services.

Jackie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Gene (Beverly) Jenson of Hayward, and daughter Vicki Peterson of Arvada, CO; grandchildren Dawn (Chris) Schroeder of Albert Lea, Robin (Mark) Luongo of Castle Rock, CO, and Denise (Evan) Goodrich of Mankato.  She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren; Caleb and Brielle of Albert Lea, Ceejai and Colby of Colorado, and Sam, Ben and Briggs of Mankato. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Jackie will always be remembered for her faith in God, her infectious smile, positive attitude, and her love of watching game shows and the Twins baseball games.  She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.  Blessed be her memory.

A special thank you to the staff at Hidden Creek Assisted Living and Good Samaritan in Albert Lea for the loving care and attention they provided during Jackie’s life. 

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My husband's mother was Jackie's first cousin. We knew of Jackie, but never met her until I got interested in the family history back in the early 1990's. I arranged to come visit Jackie, and she invited I and my mother, who came with me, to have lunch - as well as another cousin on my husband's mother's side -whom we were meeting up with.
What a sweet, dear lady Jackie was. When I met her, I felt like I had known her my entire life. She radiated joy and happiness and had the sweetest smile. What glorious traits Our Lord had imbued her with. She must have had a close relationship with Him.

We visited her several summers. On our last visit with her, after going out to eat, we drove the countryside and visited the family homestead. My husband and I enjoyed listening to her reminisce and learned a lot about the family's history.

She loved her family and their visits and talked about them whenever we visited her. I remember her talking about her grandchildren visiting with her great grandchildren and the joy that brought her.

Now that the pandemic has settled down a bit, we've had our vaccines and spring has come, we were hoping to get down and pick up a lunch to share with her - or take her out to eat if she was up to it. We were so saddened to learn she had passed.

We were blessed to get to know her. God Bless Her Memory. She will remain in ours forever.

Ann Johnson Apr 26 2021 12:00 AM


RITA ANDERSEN Sep 2 2020 12:00 AM

I am deeply saddened at the passing of my favorite Twins fan, Jackie. I will miss her friendship and our conversations about the fortunes of the Minnesota Twins. RIP Jackie. Love You.

Perry J Peterson Sep 1 2020 12:00 AM

Please know our thoughts are with you. Life was not easy because of health issues the past few years - she is now enjoying perfect health. Blessings to all.

Evie & Larry Read Sep 1 2020 12:00 AM