Anne M. Jensen (nee Browne), 79, of Oconomowoc, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012.
She is survived by her two sons, Donald R. Jensen Jr. of Milwaukee and William V. (Cathie) Jensen of Prior Lake, Minn.; her grandchildren, Katie Jensen, James Jensen, Kayla (Jason) Pietsch, Bryan Jensen and Billy Jensen; a great-grandson, Aidan Pietsch; along with other relatives and friends.
Anne was preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Jensen Sr.; parents, William H. Browne II and Eleanor Edwards; and a brother, William H. Browne III.
Anne Jensen was the matriarch of an Oconomowoc baseball family that spanned nearly four decades as her husband, Don "Windy" Jensen, and two sons, Don Jr. and Bill, all played baseball at various levels in Oconomowoc Land ’o Lakes, little leagues and high school. There were many carpool trips to baseball practice and thousands of hours spent traveling and cheering on the "Jensen Men and Boys of Summer." Anne was the consummate entertainer who loved to cook and made sure everybody had enough to eat at the Jensen home during post-game celebrations – and there were many!
In the mid-’70s, she and husband Windy opened Windy and Anne’s Club 94 in Delafield, where great food and drink as well as the perfect gathering place was enjoyed by many patrons. Anne ran the kitchen at Club 94 as if it were a five-star supper club, and it always showed in the attention to detail in the many home cooked meals she served there.
Growing-up in Evanston, Ill., Anne attended Northwestern University and fine-tuned her artistic talents, as she could often be found charcoal sketching portraits of horses grazing or in full stride. Her love of horses was quite evident whenever various equestrian and horse races were televised, as she didn’t want to be disturbed.
In her final years, Anne continued to show deep love and devotion for her sons, grandchildren and daughter in-law. Anne will be remembered for being a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and most certainly a friend to those that knew her. She will be missed greatly by everyone that was fortunate to have known her. Visitation for family and friends will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc. Anne will be laid to rest Monday, Feb. 27, at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia, with a chapel service at 1 p.m.
If desired, memorials are appreciated to the Humane Animal Welfare Society, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188.
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