Obituary of Ingrid Jensen
(June 21, 1924 - June 29, 2018)
Ingrid Jensen of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2018 at the age of 94 years. Ingrid was born in Trondheim, Norway and moved with her parents and two of her siblings to Alberta, Canada, where two younger sisters were born.
Ingrid grew up on a farm near Valhalla Centre, northwest of Grand Prairie. Ingrid studied at the Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute (CLBI) in Camrose for two years after completing public schooling. She worked for thirty-six years at Bethany Nursing Home in Camrose retiring in 1986. She was an active member of Messiah Lutheran Church for many decades serving as a Stephen Minister and working on other church committees. She had a warm and mischievous sense of humour, was an avid gardener, a skilled seamstress, and a fine cook. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband Jens; step-children Dan (Helga) of Camrose, Gordon (Brenda) of Saskatoon, Grant (Kathleen) of Brooks, and Alan of Edmonton; seven step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; sisters Lillian Erickson of Edmonton, and Evelyn Lovrod of Saskatoon; sister-in-law Norma Branes of Camrose, thirteen nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren.
Ingrid was predeceased by her first husband Chester Branes, her parents Erling and Ingrid Buchholdt, her sister Marie, her brother Erling, and her nephews, Ronnie and David.
A funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 18, 2018, from the Messiah Lutheran Church with Rev. Gordon Jensen officiating. Inurnment has taken place in the Camrose Cemetery.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to the Canadian Cancer Society, or to the Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute (CLBI) or to the Alzheimer Society.