In Memory of

Betty L. Jensen

December 11, 1928 - January 30, 2014
Betty Louise Fogelman, the daughter of Malcolm and Sarah (Husted) Fogelman, was born in O'Brien County, Iowa on December 11, 1928. She was raised in the Sutherland area and graduated from Sutherland High School with the Class of 1946. On June 24, 1949, she was united in marriage to Alfred E. Jensen at the Sutherland United Church of Christ. They raised their five children in Sutherland. Betty and Al enjoyed dance and card clubs and spent many hours fishing down at the river. She was an avid bowler and held various offices in the American Legion Auxillary and Eastern Star. She spent many hours babysitting with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Sutherland United Methodist Church. In June of 2006, after living most of their married life in Sutherland, Al and Betty downsized into a small apartment in Paullina,IA. In September of 2012, they moved to the Prairie View Campus in Sanborn, IA. Following Al's death on April 22, 2013, Betty moved to the Sutherland Care Center. She passed away there, surrounded by family, on January 30, 2014, at the age of 85. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, daughter Sherri and her husband, Tom Nelson, grandson Todd Nelson, great-grandson Damen Dau, two sisters and their husbands, Marion and Don Johnson and Marilyn and Paul Braunschweig, and nephew Gary Johnson. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Julie (Dennis) Dau of Granville,IA, Dale (Janelle) Jensen of Kansas City, MO, Andrea (Joel) Orthmann of Marcus, IA, and Jim (Dawn) Jensen of Sutherland,IA; 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; a brother, Burdette (Faith) Fogelman of Webb, IA; in-laws, John (Helen) Jensen, Doris Jensen and Paul Jensen; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in Sutherland.
Rev. Kwang Song David Orthmann
Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service.
Piano ~ Joel Orthmann Vovalists ~ Andrea Orthmann Lindsay DeKok
Waterman Cemetery Sutherland


Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Thoughts and prayers were with you today. Aunt Betty was a great lady,she never missed sending Gary a birthday card or a get well card.”
- Joyce Johnson
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Jim, Dawn and family,
So sorry to hear of the loss in your family. Yu are all in my thoughts and prayers. She is in a much better place but I know from experience that knowing that doesn't make it easier at the time but will later”
- Bonnie James
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and sympathies are with your family.”
- doug negus
Monday, February 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Jim--sorry to hear of your mother. It is our sorrow but heaven's gain.”
- Tim Klatt
Monday, February 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Andrea, Joel & family. So sorry to hear of Betty's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you”
- Fred & Shirley Sorensen
Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Jim& Dawn and family , Sorry for your loss . You have to remember all the happy memories you have made with her to get you through . God Bless :) ”
- Gretchen (Straub) Funk
Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My folks always referred to her in maiden name, Betty Fogelman. One of those "small town things". She and Al surely raised a very good and nice family of children. She will be missed by many. ”
- Richard E. Draper
Friday, January 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Aunt Betty was a very special lady. We will remember the memories we had with her and Uncle Al. You will be missed Aunt Betty rest in peace”
- rhonda lee jensen
Friday, January 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Your in our Prayers and Thoughts Andrea & Joel”
- Scott & Sally Wilkie
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