Thursday, May 12, 2011

Jane Ellen (Jorgensen) Knudsen

Jane Ellen Knudsen, age 66, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center. Jane was born in Appleton, WI, on March 3, 1945, daughter of the late John F. and June M. (Nee: Kuehmsted) Jorgensen.

Jane was a 1963 graduate of Washington Park High School and a 1967 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

On August 15, 1970, she was united in marriage to Glenn A. Knudsen. Jane enjoyed teaching elementary school students at Racine Unified for thirty-three years. She also spent many years assisting Glenn in running Parkside Produce.

Jane had a zest for life and she and Glenn enjoyed traveling the world. Music concerts and scuba diving were two of Jane’s favorite activities. She was a member of Atonement Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir.

Jane was especially known among friends for her kind disposition and willingness to give from herself to help others. She will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her loving husband of forty years, Glenn; her brother, Jim Jorgensen (Lisa Busby) of Palomar Park, CA; nephews and niece, Scott (Ronit) Jorgensen, Danny Jorgensen, Katie Jorgensen, and Cannon Bonar; other relatives and many dear friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Atonement Lutheran Church with Reverend Denise Mbise officiating. Relatives and friends may meet Tuesday at Atonement Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. until time of service.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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