Oct. 15, 1921-Oct. 6, 2009
Former Felton resident Grace E. Jensen, 87, of Ada, Minn., died Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at Bridges Care Community in Ada.
Grace Elene Stevenson was born the daughter of Maurice and Alvina (Kolle) Stevenson on Oct. 15, 1921 in Roosevelt, Minn. The family moved to a farm west of Felton. Grace attended country school thru 8th grade and graduated from Felton High School. She then attended the Crookston (Minn.) Agricultural College, taking bookkeeping courses. She returned to Felton and worked as a bookkeeper at Pete's Garage and also drove school bus.
Grace was united in marriage to Arthur M. Jensen on March 21, 1946 at Felton. They farmed on her home place and later at a farm south of Borup. Grace was kept busy with the children, but also helped milk cows and worked in the fields. In 1976, the family built a home west of Felton.
Grace had a large garden and did lots of canning and freezing. She also had a flower garden that she liked tending. She was an excellent cook and baker, and everyone enjoyed coming to her house to eat.
Over the years Grace has enjoyed quilting, reading, dancing, traveling, writing, and photography. She was active in her church, teaching Sunday School; attending Ladies Aid, and bible studies. She was also active in the Felton Senior Center. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her children, grandchildren and her great grandchildren. Arthur died in 1987. Grace moved to an apartment in Valley View Manor in Ada in 2006, and then became a resident of Bridges Care Community in 2008.
Grace is survived by two sons, Luther (Nancy) Jensen, Gillette, Wyo., and James (Vickie) Jensen, Chandler, Ariz.; three daughters, Mary (Clair) Fjeldseth, San Diego, Calif., Lorraine (Norman) Gullingsrud, Gary, Minn., and Rebecca (Richard) Lindstrom, Audubon; two brothers, Richard (Lore) Stevenson and Robert (Helen) Stevenson both of Moorhead; 10 grandchildren, Cynthia (Karl) Bowers, Steven (Kerri) Fjeldseth, Michael (Nikki) Gullingsrud, Kari (Aaron) Natwick, Debra (Brandyn) Dahl, John (Amber) Gullingsrud, Ryan Lindstrom, Robert Lindstrom, Kristie (Geoff) Worden and David (Summer) Jensen; 10 great grandchildren, Ava Grace Bowers, Aidan Bowers, Kayliana Dahl, Cadyn Dahl, Ellidi Dahl, Benjamin Gullingsrud, Levi Natwick, Taylor Jensen, Kady Jensen and Chord Worden; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 10, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Felton, Minn., with burial in the Ada City Cemetery.
Arrangements were with Fredrikson Funeral Home in Ada.