Selma Irene (Jensen) Mathiesen (1920 - 2012)

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The family of Selma I. Mathiesen, 92, formerly of the Kimballton and Audubon area, gathered at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Kimballton, on April 22, 2012 to pay their respects.
Selma Irene Mathiesen, the daughter of Chris and Elena Jensen, was born Feb. 21, 1920 in Elk Horn, and died March 26, 2012 in Branson, Missouri at the age of 92.
Selma was one of four children and grew up working on the family farm. On Oct. 6, 1946 Selma was united in marriage to Ralph Mathiesen at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church in Elk Horn. Ralph and Selma farmed north of Kimballton until 1968, when they moved to Audubon. She was employed at the Jungs Bakery until they closed and then went to work at the Audubon County Hospital, where she retired from. Selma loved spending time with friends, cooking for her family, and being an active member in her church. She was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Ralph Peter Mathiesen; son Bruce Lee Mathiesen; her parents Chris and Lena Jensen; her sister Lois Norgaard and brother Raynold Jensen.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: son Bryan Mathiesen of Branson, MO; and daughter Mary Ellen and husband Edwin Stiles of Urbandale, IA; her brother Clark and sister in law Marcia Jensen of Ankeny, Ia; her sister in law Jackie Jensen of Elk Horn, Ia; her cousin BettyLou Titus of Ct; her six grandchildren: Julie (and Henry) Blessing of Downing, MO; Chris (and Becca) Mathiesen of St Louis, Mo; Mike (and Jen) Mathiesen of St Louis, MO; Kathy (and Mike) Mathiesen of Urbandale, Ia; Jeff (and Molly) Stiles of Urbandale, Ia; and Jill (and Rich) Stiles of Des Moines, Ia; ten great grandchildren; nieces; nephews, and many friends.
The family will be gathering at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Kimballton, on April 22, 2012 to pay their respects.
Memorial contributions can be made in her name to Our Saviours Lutheran Church.
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Apr. 20 to Apr. 27, 2012