|Thelma Jenson, 93|
|Written by TRF Times|
Greenbush - Thelma Jenson, 93, of Greenbush, died on Sunday, December 26, 2004 in the Greenbush Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since September of 2001.
Funeral services were held on Friday, December 31 at Oiland Lutheran Church in rural Greenbush, with Pastor LeRoy Flickinger officiating. Casket bearers included her six grandsons, Jeff, Randy, Jon, Rick, Joel and Blair Jenson. Interment was held at Oiland Lutheran Cemetery.
Thelma Jenson was born Thelma A. Thompson, the daughter of Charles T. and Carrie (Graff) Thompson, on May 29, 1911 in Soler Township, Roseau County, rural Greenbush. She grew up in the area. She married Joseph Jenson on December 28, 1929 in Badger. They farmed in Moose Township in Roseau County for many years.
She cooked at the Bible College at Medicine Lake, in 1968-1969. She then cooked at St. Olaf College in Northfield for 2 years, before working for Polaris Industries in Roseau for 7 years. They moved into Greenbush from the farm in June of 1975. Joseph Jenson died on April 1, 1981.
Thelma was a very active member of Oiland Church, was a past president of the Oiland WMF, and taught Vacation Bible School. She was very active in 4-H and served as an adult leader. Thelma was an active member of the area Garden and Homemakers Clubs. She loved flower gardening. In 1985 she was selected as the Roseau County Outstanding Senior Citizen.
She is survived by three sons, Charles (Arlene) Jenson of Greenbush, Gale Jenson of Boise, Idaho, and Jim (Mary Lou) Jenson of Badger; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons; one brother, Delford (Margaret) Thompson of Yakima, Wash. and two sisters, Lizzie Kjersten of Greenbush and Hilda Blazek of Badger; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, Cambell and Belmer Thompson and three sisters, Alpha Jenson, Belle Holm and Jennie Wickstrom.