Lenore was born in Grafton, Wisconsin on August 13, 1934, daughter of the late Phillip and Catherine (Eernisse) Ibe. Lenore married Henry L. Jensen August 28, 1954 at Scandinavia Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death on July 25, 2009. Lenore and Henry shared their love with over 300 foster children for 49 years. Scandinavia Lutheran Church was very important to Lenore. She enjoyed singing in the church choir, circle, being part of the prayer chain, and helping out wherever she was needed. First and foremost, Lenore loved her family. She loved unexpected visits, attending sporting events, plays, vacations and cooking for whoever came to share her day. Her yard and watching birds from her front porch was a favorite relaxing pastime.
She is survived by her: children: Gary (Jody) Jensen, Debra (Don) Turzinski , Laura (Bruce) Meagher, Sara (Bryan) Yenter, Esther Fischer, Peter Jensen, Scott Jensen, April Gneist, and Tammy Jensen; grandchildren: Adam, Erik (Kristin), Ross (Becky) and Nic (Haley) Jensen; Alana (Ben) Lewis, Neil (Sherri) Giefer and Jenna (Corey) England; Nicole (Jeff) Trotta, Ryan (Jordane) Cresson; Emily (Cody) Yenter; Shaun, Phillip and Dallas Fischer; Austin and Sandra Jensen; Alexis and Gracie Johnson; great-grandchildren: Henry, Harper, Nora, Meya, Aidan, Myla, Kyler, Mason, Kellen, Noelle, Charlotte, Reese, Knox, Ehvy Lu, Peyton, and Christian; sister, Lucille (Elwin) Lang; brothers, Phillip (Carol) Ibe and Ron (Sandy) Ibe. Lenore was preceded in death by her grandson, Ian Yenter and brothers, Duane and Louis Ibe.
Funeral Service will be held at Scandinavia Lutheran Church in Scandinavia at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017 with Reverend David Eisele, officiating. Visitation will be held Friday 4-7 p.m. at the Voie Funeral Home in Iola and Saturday 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at Scandinavia Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Scandinavia Lutheran Cemetery. Register Book and online condolences may be sent by visiting www.voiefuneralhome.com