.Ellen R. Keesler Jensen.
.June 5, 2013
.Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Ellen R. Jensen, age 105, Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, June 4,
2013. Ellen was born in Galisburg, Wis. to the late Walter and Edith
(Short) Keesler on June 2, 1908. The family moved to Lakewood where she
grew up on a farm. She attended school there and went to High School in
Oconto Falls. On Jan. 11, 1927 she was united in marriage to Elof
Jensen. They lived and raised their family in Mountain. Ellen was a
wonderful mother to Walter, Janet, Rita, Leon and David. She was a much
loved grandma to Robin Reed, Joe (Liz) Reed, Susan (Bell) Krejcarek,
Richard (Paula) Reed, Sam (Kris) Reed, Cathy (Todd) Heggesta, Sue Ann
Ruby, Annette Jensen, Jeff (Shannon) Jensen, David Lukowicz and
Christine Lukowicz; and to 23 great grandchildren and 2 great great
Ellen was a true people person, if you met her once you were her
friend. Her interests were many sewing and all textile arts, bird
watching, traveling, card playing and cooking for everyone. She is
probably best known as the cook from Mountain School. She was a woman
of strong faith who raised her family to lean on Jesus.
Ellen is survived by her son, Leon (Val) Jensen of Green Bay; her two
daughters, Janet Reed of Mountain; Rita Cannella of Texas;
sisters-in-law, Josephine Jensen and Ruth Keesler and many
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elof Jensen; 2 sons, David
and Walter Jensen; grandchildren, Michael Cannella, Amy Jensen, Robin
Reed; sons-in-law Benjamin Cannella and Joseph Reed; daughter-in-law,
Jane Jensen; brothers, Levi, Lyoyd, and Clifford Keesler.
Gathering of family and friends will be held at Tabor Lutheran Church
in Mountain on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 9 a.m. until the funeral
service at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Paul Scheunemann officiating. Ellen
will be interred in Mountain Cemetery next to her husband. Gruetzmacher
Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be
expressed at www.gruetzmacherfuneralhome.com
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