Erma M. Jensen passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Bethany Home in Waupaca.
She was born on January 17, 1921 in Waupaca, the daughter of Hans Rasmussen and Clara (Christensen) Rasmussen. She married Carlton (Corky) Jensen on July 9, 1949 who preceded her in death on February 20, 2012, just 10 months earlier. After working for a time as a telephone operator in Waupaca, she became a full time homemaker, raising her four children on a small farm with her husband. She fully enjoyed her life on the farm tending her large garden and being there at home for her family for all of their growing years. As a member of First Baptist church, she was actively involved in the women’s Esther group, taught Sunday School classes and Vacation Bible School; and was the church’s Financial Secretary for many years.
Erma is survived by her sons: Michael (Carol) Jensen, Malcolm (Lisa) Jensen, and Mark Jensen, all of Waupaca, a daughter, Jean (Dan) Springborn of Soldier’s Grove, WI; grandchildren: Regina (Tom) Dake of Waupaca, Deanna (Glen) Poehlman of Waupaca, Paul Jensen of Waupaca, Kathryn Jensen of Pensacola, FL, Bethany Jensen of Waupaca, Hans Jensen of Waupaca, Melanie (Mike) Hirte of Waupaca, Carlie (Josh) Pawlosky of Appleton, and Lorie (Brandon) Schmitz of Neenah; great grandchildren: Chloe, Carah, and Quinn Dake, Levi Poehlman, Brogan and Erik Hirte, and Brynlee Schmitz. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Evelyn Klug of Milwaukee, and by a sister-in-law, Ellen Nelson of Waupaca, other relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Carlton, and a brother, Russell Rasmussen.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in Waupaca, WI with the Reverend Larry Gross officiating. Interment will be in the Lakeside Memorial Park Cemetery in Waupaca. A visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church on Saturday morning from 10:00 – 11:00 am. A memorial has been established in the name of Erma Jensen. Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca assisted the family with arrangements.