Dyrrel W. Jensen (nee Suhumskie)
Dec. 10, 1927 – Aug. 31, 2013
Dyrrel W. Jensen (nee Suhumskie), 85, of Waukesha, passed on to eternal life on her daughter’s birthday, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. She was taken peacefully while sleeping after being in both the hospital and rehab at Linden-Grove since July 24.
She was born Dec. 10, 1927, in Lisbon, N.D., where she grew up on the family farm until moving to Waukesha at age 17. Dyrrel worked as an inspector at Acme Machell until her retirement at age 67. She was a lifelong member of Waukesha Bible Church since its early inception, before the church ever had its own building, and attended services regularly up until recent years when her declining physical health prohibited her from doing so. Dyrrel enjoyed family get-togethers and especially spending time with her grandchildren. She liked to go square dancing until unable to do so, enjoyed singing and playing the piano, watching informative and religious programming and listening to country music.
Dyrrel is survived by a son, Gary Semerau of Waukesha; daughter, Marilyn Remitz (Randall Lund) of Waukesha; grandsons, Brandon Semerau, Bronson Semerau and Jon Lund; sister- in-law, Alice Suhumskie; brother-in-law, Marvin Hopewell; stepson, Mark Remitz and family; stepchildren of the Jensen family, including Lee, Ethel, Melvin, Eloise, Carol and all their respective families, as well as the late Eldon’s and late David’s families. She is further survived by many other relatives, family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Hulda Suhumskie; husbands, Carl Semerau, Anthony Remitz and Raymond Jensen; stepsons, Eldon Jensen and David Jensen; a sister, Dorothy Hopewell; two brothers, Orville Suhumskie and Ardell Suhumskie; and a sister-in-law, Doris Suhumskie.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the 3 p.m. memorial service Saturday, Sept. 14, at Waukesha Bible Church on Glendale Road at Highway 164 in Waukesha. Her final resting place will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Lisbon, N.D.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are suggested.