Janice E. Jensen, age 69, of Warrens, Wisc. died on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at the St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Funeral services were held on Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Tomah, Wisc. Pastor Wesley Schirmer officiated.
Burial was in the Warren Mills Cemetery, Warrens, Wisc.
Janice was born on Nov. 6, 1937, to Theodore and Helen (Martin) Clark in Cherokee. She was a graduate of Cherokee High School. She was united in marriage to Orlyn Jensen on Dec. 16, 1955, at the Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake.
Together they farmed in Storm Lake and also worked for the DeKalb Seed Company. Janice took pride in raising her family and being a homemaker. The family later moved to Jackson, Minn. where they lived for over ten years before moving to Tomah in 1975.
After moving to Tomah, she waitressed and became the banquet manager at the Holiday Inn. She managed and was part owner of the Tomah Interstate Center and owned the Continental Cocktail Lounge. She also worked for Wal-Mart for over 20 years, including managing their restaurant. She was a member of the Jackson Drift Buster and the Tomah I-Dividers Snowmobile Clubs and the Ladies Auxiliary in Cherokee.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Orlyn; a sister, Joyce Clark; and brothers-in-law, Donald Clark, Kenneth Brandt, Dennis Kolb and James Stewart.
She is survived by her children, Warren (Nancy) Jensen and Martin Jensen both of Warrens, Wis.; granddaughters, Helene Jensen and Sonni Jensen; sisters, Marge Stewart of Kingsley, Betty Kolb of Holstein, Della (Royden) Rupp of Cherokee, and Merry (Gayle) Farlee of Cherokee; brothers, Jerry (Joyce) Clark of Cherokee, and Roy (Karen) James of Clark, Fla.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.