Deirdre Elizabeth Zensen, age 76, of Ray Township, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at McLaren-Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens. Deirdre was born February 19, 1937 in Frimley, Surrey England, a daughter of Charles and Bridget (nee Griffin) Maidment. On March 7, 1957, Deirdre married James R. Zensen in Aldershot, Surrey England. Deirdre and her husband owned and operated Zensen Farms retiring in 2003. She was a member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Armada. Deirdre loved flowers, cats and enjoyed going to the casino. Surviving are her husband, James; sons, Jim (Cynthia) Zensen Jr. of Douglasville, Georgia and Troy Zensen of Ray Township; sisters, Sheila (Frank) Clinger of Decatur, Illinois and Pat (Peter) Boyes of Potbridge, Odiham England; sister-in-law, Pat Maidment of St. Georges Basin, Australia; grandchildren, Jim Zensen III, Derek Zensen and Kevin Zensen; and great-grandson, Peyton James Zensen. Deirdre was predeceased by her son, Wayne L. Zensen in 1959 and also by her brothers, Kevin and Anthony Maidment. Funeral 11 a.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 22511 W. Main, Armada with the Rev. Samuel Sherouse officiating. Burial on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in Paradise Cemetery in Bremen, Illinois. Visitation Thursday 3 - 8 p.m. at Tiffany-Young and Hauss Funeral Home, 73919 North Avenue, Armada and on Friday at church from 10 - 11 a.m. Memorials to Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 22511 W. Main, Armada, MI 48005. www.haussfuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Macomb Daily on May 24, 2013