Thursday, December 4, 2008

Ethel B. Jensen

Ethel B. (nee: Bunck) Jensen, 92, passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2008, at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints.

She was born in Racine on January 5, 1916, the daughter of Peder and Sophie (nee: Sorensen) Bunck. Ethel was a 1934 graduate of Park High School, and was united in marriage to Russell Jensen on February 19, 1938.

Ethel had been employed with Racine Unified School District for many years, retiring in 1976, relocating with her husband Russell to Sun Lakes, Arizona, in January of 1977 and returning to Racine in July of 2006. Ethel was very active in the Danish Sisterhood and the Order of Eastern Star, prior to her retirement. She was an avid card player, including bridge, poker and Schafskopf. Among her many interests were golf, cooking and her many volunteer activities.

Ethel is survived by her son, John (Margie) Jensen of Racine; and daughter, Marylou (Steven) Geib of Oak Creek; four grandchildren, Rachel, Tracy, Laura and Peter; four great-grandchildren, Ashlie, Sydney, Zackary and Owen. She is further survived by nephews, other relatives and dear friends in Racine and Sun Lakes, Arizona.

Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, Russell, on November 1, 1983; and by her brother and sister-in-law, Paul (Ottelia) Bunck.

Memorial services will be held at Sturino Funeral Home on Monday, December 8, 2008, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Walter Hermanns officiating. There will be a visitation at the funeral home on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. In keeping with Ethel’s wishes, her ashes will be placed next to her husband at West Lawn Memorial Park with private burial.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Lincoln Village Convalescent Center would be appreciated.

Sturino Funeral Home
3014 Northwestern Ave., Racine (262) 632-4479

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