Norma L. Jensen, age 87, of Alexandria formerly Litchfield, died on Friday, January 24, 2020, in Alexandria. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Ripley Cemetery.
Norma Luvern (nee Lambert) Jensen was born November 5, 1932 in Cokato, MN to parents Edward and Dorthea (nee Reek) Lambert. She grew up on the family farm outside Howard Lake, MN graduating from St. James Lutheran Grammar School and Howard Lake High School. She met her lifelong partner Vernon Jensen while roller-skating when he crashed into “that cute girl.” They were married in St. James Lutheran Church on July 25, 1953. They lived on several US Army bases until Vern’s discharge and then settled in Eden Valley, MN where they lived until building their dream house on Lake Minnie-Belle south of Litchfield. Norma worked for the Eden Valley-Watkins school district as an Assistant Librarian for many years. She enjoyed traveling, playing all kinds of card games, catching (not eating!) fish, and cruising around the lake.
She is survived by her children Randy (Maureen) Jensen of Marquette, MI; Vicky Olson of Alexandria; and Bryan Jensen of Savage; as well as six grandchildren and four great grandchildren; her sister Alene Doering and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vern; her parents; her brothers Elmer and Clinton; her son-in-law Mark Olson; and daughter-in-law Cindy Jensen. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, American Heart Association, or Zion Lutheran Church of Litchfield are suggested."