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Sylvia G. Jensen 1914-2008

May 13, 2008

RUTHVEN — Funeral service for Sylvia G. Jensen of Ruthven is 1:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, May 13, at Lost Island Lutheran Church in Ruthven. The Rev. Luther Thoresen will officiate.

Burial will be in Lost Island Lutheran Cemetery, Ruthven. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven is in charge.

Mrs. Jensen, 93, died Friday, May 9, 2008, at the Ruthven Community Care Center in Ruthven..

Sylvia Gladys Hermansen, the daughter of Peter Andrew and Emma Suzanne (Henningsen) Hermansen, was born July 21, 1914, in rural Lost Island Township.

She received her elementary education in a rural Lost Island Township school and graduated from Ruthven High School in 1932. Sylvia received her elementary teaching certificate from Dana College in Blair, NE, and taught in rural Palo Alto County schools.

On June 5, 1935, Sylvia and Edmund Peter Jensen were married.

Sylvia is survived by daughters, Dawn (Alan) Oppedal and Margaret Stanford, both of Ruthven; a son, Edmund Peter (Darlene) Jensen of Buchanan, TN; eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and four great, great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Donald Hermansen; and sons-in-law, Duane Christiansen and Richard Stanford.

Condolences online at: www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com