Obit: Jensen, Walter August
(1878 - 1960)
Contact: Linda Mertens
Surnames: Fuchsgruber, Gauerke, Jensen, Sabin, Sorenson, Welch, Weston
----Source - Anna Johnson's Scrapbook
Walter August Jensen (28 Aug 1878 - 10 Jul 1960)
Funeral services for Walter Jensen, 81, were held today, from Salem Evangelical United
Brethren church here. The Rev. Harold Welch, pastor, officiated at the rites at 2 p. m.
Mrs. L. D. Sorenson, organist for the rites, sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and
"In the Garden."
Burial was in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery under direction of the Fuchsgruber Funeral
Service which had charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Robert Jensen, Raymond Jensen,
Arthur Jensen, Lee Jensen, Lawrence Jensen, and Melvin Gauerke.
Mr. Jensen died in St. Joseph's hospital, Marshfield, Sunday evening, July 10. He had
been in ill health for some time, and entered the hospital only a short time before.
Walter Jensen was born here Aug 28, 1878, and was reared here. He moved, with his family
to Reedsburg in 1906, and there worked in a brickyard and condensery. He later was
employed by a lumber company at Phillips, and on road construction work.
He and Martha Sabin were married in Reedsburg Nov. 16, 1917. In 1936 they moved to a farm
in the town of Mayville. He operated it until he lost his right leg in a farm accident in
1943. They continued residence on the place, although the loss caused him to give up
Surviving are his widow; two sons, Raymond of Janesville, and Robert of Baraboo; four
grandchildren; two brothers, Fred and Andrew of Janesvi1le, and a sister, Mrs. Charles
(Hattie Jensen) Weston of Reedsburg. Eleven brothers and sisters preceded him in death.
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