Jeanette L. Jensen

Oct. 14, 1920 – March 6, 2010

Jeanette L. Jensen of Waukesha died Saturday, March 6, 2010, at her home at Oak Hill Terrace at the age of 89. She was born Oct. 14, 1920, in Saxeville, the daughter of George and Ida Jensen.

Following her graduation from Waukesha High School, Jeannette worked in several bakeries in Waukesha and became known for her beautiful cakes and tasty desserts. She later worked for Sears for more than 30 years, retiring in 1986. During her retirement, Jeanette volunteered for the Salvation Army in Waukesha and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, as well as serving her community as a poll worker. She was also very active in senior activity programs through the Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department. Jeanette was a lifelong member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. She enjoyed her card club and loved swimming, taking walks and having picnics.

Jeanette will be deeply missed by her son-in-law, David (Robyn Allen) Meyers of Waukesha; granddaughter, Beth (Mark) Zimmermann of Waukesha; greatgrandsons, Matthew and Zachary Fifield; sister-in-law, Gretchen Jensen; beloved nieces and nephew, Judy, Chris, Sue, Sally and David; all her relatives in Denmark; her special friend for more than 50 years, Gene Heidenreich; lifelong friend, Vera Romblom; and many other friends.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Karen Meyers; granddaughter, Monica Meyers; brothers, Roland and Dewey Jensen; nephew, Jack Jensen; and her parents.

A celebration of Jeanette’s life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha. A luncheon will immediately follow the service at the church. Private interment will take place at Prairie Home Cemetery.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorial donations in Jeanette’s name are appreciated to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (address above).

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Oak Hill Terrace and VITAS Hospice and the Becker family.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or to leave an online tribute, go to www.waukeshafunerals.com.