Edith “Edie” Jensen

Edith Ann Jensen, 81, died Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth. She is at home with God and is pain free.

Edith was born on June 2, 1941 in Viroqua, WI to Albert and Evelyn (Shestock) Hanson. Edie loved her daughters, her grandsons, and spending time with her sister Cathy. She enjoyed playing Bridge, cards, and games with friends and family, reading books, and cheering for the Vikings.

Edie graduated from high school as Salutatorian and then earned her RN degree from Madison General. She worked as a nurse for 36 years and loved the 30 years she worked at Samaritan Bethany. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Rochester for over 40 years. She enjoyed her Bible study group and being faithful to God.

Edie was truly a remarkable woman, mom, nana, sister, and friend. She was always positive, cheerful, and smiling.

Edie is survived by her daughters, Julie (Randy) Beck, Laura (Jon) Ware, Kristin (Mark) Pretasky; grandsons Nathan, Sean, Max, Kody, Luke, Joey; sister, Catherine (James) Senty; and beloved nieces and nephews and their families.

Edie is preceded in death by her parents; step-mother, Milly; and her brother, Roy.

A celebration will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2124 Viola Rd NE, Rochester on Friday, December 16th, visitation at 1:00 PM with a service at 1:30 PM. After the service, please plan to join her family in the fellowship hall for desert and games.

Memories and condolences of Edie may be shared at rochestercremationservicesmn.com

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lupus Research Foundation at https://www.givemn.org/organization/Lupus-Research-Foundation or Elder Network at https://www.elder-network.org/

5 thoughts on “Edith “Edie” Jensen

  1. It was certainly an honor and privilege to call your Mom a special friend and for so many years. From our school days when I would visit her home with her Grandma and Grandpa to our senior years rooming together during our classmate get togethers. It gave us a great time to catch up as we’d talk into the night. I’ll remember our good visits when I’d come with Pat for her oncology appts and we’d stay with Edie. Her wild rice quiche was SO good. Now Pat and Edie are together again.
    My sympathy and prayers are with you. I would love to attend her celebration of life but with winter weather we’ll have to see. If not in attendance my thoughts will be with you. May your many memories give you comfort.

  2. Edie and I became friends in Fremont, OH, long ago. We have been able to maintain that friendship over the years especially when we lived in St. Paul, MN and then when we were transferred and were able to go to Mayo Clinic for yearly physicals. It was always dinner and catching up on our families and lots of laughs and oh so fond memories.
    I remember you three little girls, now grown and honoring your mother. Keep her in your heart and know she loved you with all her heart. And, she was the leafsa Queen!

  3. We have many fond memories of living in Woodhill Court and raising our families there. Our daughters went to school with Julie, Laura and Kristin as well as sharing many play dates throughout those years. We will not be at the celebration service for Edie. We send our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.
    George and Rosalie Rusovick

  4. You have my sincere sympathy in your loss. My Mom, Helen (McClurg) Hill worked with your grandfather, Albert Hanson, for many years at the Soil, Land & Water Conservation Department of Vernon County and thought very highly of him. Your grandfather and step-grandmother Milly (White) Hanson were also longtime members of the Viroqua Church of Christ, as were my parents, Fred and Helen Hill. I remember knowing of your Mom and Aunt as I was growing up, since your Mom was the same age as my cousin, Delores McClurg Washa. Condolences to all of you at this sad time,
    Laurie (Hill) DeMoss

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