Obit: Jensen, Joseph Oscar
(1866 - 1959)
Contact: Linda Mertens
Surnames: Albright, Blumer, Brock, Fischer, Jensen, Juneau, Meyer, Neave, Neuenfeldt,
Strassburger, Welch, Weston, Younker
----Source - Anna Johnson's Scrapbook
Joseph Oscar Jensen (16 May 1866 - 15 Jul 1959)
Funeral services for Oscar Jensen, 93, were held from the Salem Evangelical United
Brethren church here Saturday, July 18, 1959. The Rev. Harold Welch, pastor, officiated
at the final rites, and Herbert Juneau of Abbotsford, organist, sang "Heaven is My
Home" and "Abide with Me."
Mr. Jensen died Wednesday afternoon, July 15, at the home of his son Arthur and family,
with whom he had made his home the past 20 years.
Following the final rites here, the deceased was taken to Curtiss for interment in Pine
Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Corliss Jensen, Verlin Jensen, Daniel Jensen, Bruce
Jensen, Glen Jensen, grandsons, and Melvin Fischer, brother-in-law of the latter two.
Flower girls were Misses Sandra and Jacklyn Jensen, Mrs. Bruce (Betty Mae Jensen) Neave,
Mrs. Eugene (Delores Draves) Albright, Mrs. Paul (Verna Jensen) Meyer, and Mrs. Norbert
(Vera Jensen) Younker.
Joseph Oscar Jensen was born May 16, 1866 at Cazenovia, Wis. When he was a year old, his
parents moved to this community, where his father, Andrew F. F. Jensen operated the first
general store in Dorchester. He spent the early years of his adult life working in
logging camps of the area.
Later he farmed in the town of Mayville, on land which he homesteaded. He and Lena
Strassburger were married in 1896 (17 Nov 1895, Athens, WI Marriages Pre-1907 v 2; p
400), and to them were born eight children, of whom seven survive. Mrs. Jensen died in (4
Jan) 1932. The Jensen homestead is now occupied by the Howard Neuenfeldt family. He
operated the farm until selling it to his son Arthur about 20 years ago, and since then
had lived in retirement with his son.
Surviving are five sons: Arthur (Margaret Ulrich) of this community, Sylvester (Esther
Copeland) of Glidden, Karl (Jim) (Genevieve Pickarski) of Athens, Lee (Anna Patitz) of
Owen, and Warren (Viola Glaser) of Beloit; two daughters: Mrs. Ralph (Amanda Jensen
Draves) Blumer of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Marion (Rhoda Jensen Harter Tousey) Brock of Silver
Bell Mine, Ariz.; 26 grandchildren and 39 great-grand-children. Three brothers and a
sister also survive: Andrew and Fred Jensen of Janesville, Walter Jensen of town of
Mayville, and Mrs. Charles (Hattie Jensen) Weston of Reedsburg.
One child, six brothers and four sisters, preceded him in death.
Coming from away for the funeral were Daniel (Lois Sharer) Jensen, Superior; Mr.
(obituary clipped off at this point).
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