Eileen Jensen

Posted Sept. 23, 2012, at 7:49 p.m.

LINCOLN, Neb. – Eileen Jensen, 78, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. She was born July 11, 1934, in Brewer, the youngest of the 11 children of Joseph and Beulah (Leland) Campbell.

She married Robert Jensen of Minden, Neb., May 16, 1952, while he was serving in the Air National Guard in Maine. After Bob’s discharge, they moved to Nebraska and made their home in Lincoln. Eileen was well known for her cooking skills and served the residents of Gateway Manor for many years with her delicious homemade breads and pastries. Eileen was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She and Bob were members of St. John Catholic Church at its founding in 1959 and have remained members there ever since. She enjoyed walking, playing bridge, bicycle riding, and the company of her family and friends. Eileen was always willing to help family and friends in need.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Terri Jensen of Lincoln, Neb.; her daughters and sons-in-law, Melinda and Carey Dart, and Patricia and John Kopetzky of Lincoln, Neb.; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Virginia Campbell, and Irwin and Grace Campbell; and sister, Elizabeth Moore, all of Brewer; and members of Bob’s family, Violette Henneman of Clarinda, Iowa, Ardyce Jensen of Huron, S.D., Larry and Marilyn Jensen of Holdrege, Neb., and Dennis and Marit Mosbarger of Ventura, Calif. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Bob, in 1998; brothers, Robert, Joseph Jr., George, Maurice and Martin Campbell; sisters, Erma Flanagan and Catherine Sproul; and two infant grandchildren.

Visitation, without viewing, will be 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St., Lincoln, Neb., where a rosary service will be held 7 p.m. Monday. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at St. John’s Catholic Church, 7601 Vine St., Lincoln, Neb. Interment will be afterward at Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Catholic Church, American Cancer Society or Hospice of Tabitha. Condolences may be left at www.bmlfh.com.

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