top banner

Obituary Listings

Donna R. Jensen

September 27, 1932 June 23, 2019
Donna R. Jensen
There are condolences waiting approval on Donna's Tribute wall
Obituary for Donna R. Jensen

Donna R. Jensen, age 86, of Warrens, Wisconsin, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Mayo Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She was born September 27, 1932 in Milwaukee, WI to Thomas and Ruth (Engquist) Surges. Donna was a 1950 graduate of West Division High School in Milwaukee.

When Donna met Roger, he pointed to a chair next to him and said “You sit here”, which began their love story leading to over 63 years of marriage. They were united in marriage on March 20, 1954 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Together they moved to Warrens, Wisconsin in 1962 where they owned and operated a cranberry marsh. Donna also held multiple jobs, including office work at the VA in Tomah, the bank in Warrens, and Northwest Telephone, now Century Tel, where she retired. Following their retirements, they enjoyed living in Florida during the winter months. They also enjoyed many trips together over the years, but their favorite excursion was traveling to the Holy Land of Jerusalem. Donna was a devoted wife, loving mother, and exceptional grandmother and great grandmother who will be missed dearly.

She is survived by her son, Gary (Rhonda) Jensen of Warrens, WI; her daughter, Dawn Oswald of Warrens, WI; grandchildren, Russel Oswald, Andrew Oswald, Teresa (Matthew) Forsberg and Reanna (Bryan) Beck; great grandchildren, Gabriel, Chloe, Luke, and Mason Oswald, Abigail, Stella, and Natalie Beck, and Adrienne and Isaac Forsberg; sister, Mary Kathryn (Ken) Szalai of Palmdale, CA; sister-in-law, Ruth Surges; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roger; her son-in-law, John “Shorty” Oswald; her brother, Thomas Surges; and her sister, Beverly Orlowski.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 29, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 4285 US Hwy 12, Warrens, WI. Pastor Kory Janneke will officiate. Burial will follow at the Dannavang Cemetery, Lincoln Township. Family and friends are invited for visitation on Friday, June 28, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.


Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

28

Jun

4:00 PM 6/28/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/28/2019 7:00:00 PM
St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church

4285 US Hwy 12
Warrens, WI 54666

St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church
4285 US Hwy 12 Warrens 54666 WI
United States

Visitation

Saturday

29

Jun

10:00 AM 6/29/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/29/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church

4285 US Hwy 12
Warrens, WI 54666

St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church
4285 US Hwy 12 Warrens 54666 WI
United States

Service

Saturday

29

Jun

11:00 AM 6/29/2019 11:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 6/29/2019 11:30:00 AM
St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church

4285 US Hwy 12
Warrens, WI 54666

St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church
4285 US Hwy 12 Warrens 54666 WI
United States
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries



We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Loading...