Erna M. Jensen, 90, of rural Chebanse passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020 at her home. She was born on April 5, 1930 in Chebanse, the daughter of William and Gertrude (Miller) Schmid.
She married Kenneth James Jensen on May 5, 1949 in Chebanse, and he preceded her in death on March 6, 1983. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Hilde Schmid; one son, Jim Jensen; three granddaughters, Erin, Michelle, and Meredith Kramer; and one son-in-law, Pete Elbert.
Erna is survived by six daughters, Linda (Mike) Kramer of Clifton, Diana Elbert of Chebanse, Judith "Judy" (Dave) Ashman of Chebanse, Betty (Mark) Reid of Clifton, Cindy (Mark) Corbin of Ashkum, and Nancy (Marty) Hull of Ashkum; three sons, Richard "Dick" (Lisa) Jensen of Chebanse, Dan (Diane) Jensen of Chebanse, and Jeff (Michelle) Jensen of Chebanse; one daughter-in-law, Sue Jensen of Herscher; 23 grandchildren; and 36 grandchildren and two on the way.
Mrs. Jensen was a lifelong member of Sts. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church in Chebanse. She enjoyed playing cards, gardening, doing fieldwork on the farm, and she especially enjoyed mowing. Erna also loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Private funeral mass will be held at Sts. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church in Chebanse with Fr. Doug Hauber officiating. Burial will follow at Sts. Mary and Joseph Cemetery in Chebanse.
Arrangements by Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton.
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