Family and friends are invited to meet in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on Saturday, June 3, 2023 for a visitation from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.
A service remembering and celebrating her life will follow at 11:00 AM with Rev. Mark Jones officiating.
Her interment will take place at West Lawn Memorial Park.
Memorials have been suggested to Hospice Alliance.
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Racine – Charlene “Char” Jensen, 93, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, May 21, 2023.
Char was born on April 25, 1930, the daughter of late Charles and Frieda (nee Hababa) Musil. She graduated from St. Catherine’s High School in 1948.
She married the love of her life, Billy Jensen, on June 30, 1951, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on April 28, 2012.
Char was a member of St. Lucy Catholic Church. She loved traveling, as well as playing Bridge, Cribbage, and Schafkoph. However, she was happiest raising her eight children and being in the presence of her entire family, especially her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Debbie (Duke) Stork of Racine; Kathy (Mark) Bruno of Port Orange, FL; Patty Jensen of Racine; Mary (Gary) Voge, Tom (Mary) Jensen, Jeff Jensen, all of Racine; and Karen (Mike) Haines of Miami, FL; her daughter-in-law, Sandy Jensen; her grandchildren, Brian (Rebecca) Stork, Matt (Brandy) Stork, Telicia (Bill) Schroeder, Chad (Heather) Solodio, Pam (Rodney) Spencer, April Jensen, Chris (Gina) Voge, Gretchen Tusler, Tom Jensen , Jr. and Mark Jensen; 15 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Billy, Char was preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Jensen; her brother, Ray Musil; her sisters, Dorothy (Jerome) Peyton, Marilyn (Richard) Shultz, Virginia Musil; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Inger and Niels Jensen; and her sister-in-law, June (Walter) Miller.
Family and friends are invited to meet in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on Saturday, June 3, 2023 for a visitation from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. A service remembering and celebrating her life will follow at 11:00 AM with Rev. Mark Jones officiating. Her interment will take place at West Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials have been suggested to Hospice Alliance.
A special note of thanks to Hospice Alliance for the loving and professional attention Char received while under their care.
Amy Stueckroth says
I have good memories of Char and Bill coming over to play cards with my parents while growing up. Then, when I was older, meeting my Mom and Char for lunch, when Char and Vonnie came shopping up at Brookfield Square. Char was such a sweet woman and I know my Mom especially loved her dearly. I am sorry for your loss and will keep your family in my prayers. There is no love like a Mother’s love and I know how much you will all miss Char. Love and prayers, Amy Stueckroth (Amy Kis, Vonnie and Norb’s daughter).
Marie Ruppert says
My Deepest sympathy to the Jensen family. Char was a lovely lady. May she rest in peace!
Holly Brown says
I’m so sorry to hear about Char! She was such a sweet lady. She and my Mom. (Vonnie,) volunteered in my classroom at Wadewitz Elementary. They were a great help, and my students loved having them in the classroom. My students called them “the Grandmas.” I would often see Char when she was with my Mom, and occasionally go out for meals with them. I loved hearing stories both of them would tell. My prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Barb Uselman says
I am sorry to hear about your dear Mom. I have such good memories of your Mom and Dad playing cards with our parents and also the vacations our families took together up north in the summer. Your Mom was such a sweet, gentle, loving soul with a strong faith. Char was a good friend to our Mom, Vonnie, and for that I will always be grateful.
I know you all will miss her. No matter how old our parents are when they move to new life, it is so hard for those left behind. You will always carry your Mom’s love in your heart. Thinking of and praying for you during this sad time of transition. Barb (Kis)