Gladys "Mickie" J. Jensen
Gladys “Mickie” J. Jensen
July 13, 1933 – February 21, 2017
Benson, Minnesota – Gladys “Mickie” J. Jensen, died on Tuesday morning, February 21, 2017, at the Gabriel House in Murdock, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 27, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 26, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson, and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in the Benson City Cemetery. Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is assisting the family with arrangements.
Gladys Jean Jensen, “Mickie”, was born on July 13, 1933, in Swift County, Minnesota, the daughter of Gustov and Hannah Ecklund Coulson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. She grew up south of Benson, in Swenoda Township, and in Benson and attended Benson Public Schools. On September 1, 1950, she was united in marriage to H. Donald Jensen at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Benson. To this union, three daughters and one son were born. Together they were able to share in over 49 years of marriage. They lived on the farm in rural DeGraff, Kildare Township, until 11 years ago when Mickie moved to Benson. Mickie worked on the farm with Donald and also at Simmonds Produce, Howard Ogle Produce and Fingerhut. She also worked as a craft worker for Minnesota Country. Mickie lived the last 4 months at Gabriel House in Murdock. She loved living there. She especially loved the wonderful staff.
Mickie was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was involved with quilting and the Ladies WELCA. She enjoyed crocheting, painting, needlepoint, bird watching, crafts, reading, and crosswords. She loved spending time with her kids and grandkids. She also liked to Facetime with the kids and grandkids. She was so proud that she was able to Facetime without any help!
She is survived by her children: JoAnn (Doug) Sorenson of Warren, Jean (Allen) Lesteberg of DeGraff, Janet (Terry) Schlueter of Silver Lake, and Jim (Tanja) Jensen of DeGraff; twelve grandchildren: Amanda Wiener, Jake Sorenson, Lisa Pederson, Chris Bartz, Shane Lesteberg, Rick Bartz, Elizabeth Lesteberg, Jonathan Jensen, Anna Jensen, Ryan Jensen, Nick Schlueter, and Robyn Schlueter; 24 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Mickie was preceded in death by her husband, Donald on May 30, 2000; her parents, Hannah and Gustov Coulson; siblings, Raymond Coulson and Jenny Chedle; and many cousins. Blessed be her memory.
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