Gloria Fay Jensen, 76, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Saint Marys Hospital.
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Gloria was born July, 1, 1937, in Rochester, to Arthur and Beulah (Lipscomb) Giem. She was a graduate of Plainview-Elgin High School. On June 6, 1959, Gloria married Ralph Jensen in Rochester. Gloria worked as a secretary for the State of Minnesota State Patrol for many years and also worked at IBM.
She enjoyed spending her time volunteering at the Saint Marys Hospital gift shop and was a 50 year member at Christ United Methodist Church. Gloria loved gardening, being outside walking the dogs or feeding the birds. She enjoyed people watching, visiting with company and collecting Breyer horses. Above all, Gloria loved spending time with her family.
Gloria is survived by her two sons, Russell (Joni) Jensen of Stewartville and Ricky (Cindy) Jensen of Owatonna; five grandchildren, Cole, Lucas, Joshua, Dana and Corey; and by her brother, Bruce (Joanne) Giem of Montevideo.
Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph and by her parents, Arthur and Beulah.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Paws and Claws Humane Society, 3224 19th St. N.W., Rochester, MN 55901.
To share a special memory or condolence, please visit ranfranzandvinefh.com.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester, MN 55901, 507-289-3600.
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Published in The Post-Bulletin on May 13, 2014