Delores M. Jensen
1928 - 2020

Delores M. Jensen

April 3, 1928 – October 22, 2020

Racine – Delores Marjorie (nee: Long) Jensen, age 92, passed away peacefully at Ignite of Season's Hospice in Oak Creek early Thursday morning, October 22, 2020.

Delores was born in Racine on April 3, 1928 to the late Arthur A. and Hattie C. (nee: Haugen) Long. A 1946 graduate of Park High School, she went on the graduate Cum Laude from Lawrence University in Appleton in 1951. With great determination to further her education, Delores would ride the bus daily from Racine to UW-Milwaukee to earn her Master's Degree in 1968. On June 16, 1951 in Atonement Lutheran Church, she was united in marriage with the love of her life, Thomas Jensen, who preceded her in death on October 11, 2005.

Delores was employed as a Research Associate for Racine Unified School District, retiring after 25 years of service. With a profound Christian faith, she was a longtime member of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection where she was involved in Bible study, church choir and a few other group ministries over the years. Always adventurous, Delores & Tom were worldwide travelers especially during retirement. Among her interests, enjoyed camping, playing Bridge, was a gourmet cook and avid reader, and proud member of Phi Beta Kappa. Above all, Delores was all about her family and loved spending time with her entire family.

Surviving are twin daughters, Laura "Lori" (Ted) Hinkle and JoAnne "Jo" (Rick) Wiedholz; a son, Paul (Wendy) Jensen; grandchildren, Melissa (Matt) LaCour, Eric Hinkle, Jeri (Jared) Logan, James (Pauline) Madson, Timothy (Kara) Jensen and Zachary (Sarah) Jensen; great- grandchildren (of whom affectionately called her "Noni"), Hew, Drew, Alivia, Miles, Joy, Sophia, J.P., Nora, Amelia and Tucker; step-grandchildren, Eric (Melissa) Kirkeby, Autumn Brehm and Amber (Jason) Alper; step-great-grandchildren, Malachi, Tannon, Erin, Phoenix, Ethan, Breeson, Brantley, Poppy and Rogan; brother-in-law, Joseph (Carol) Jensen; nieces, nephews, camping & Bridge friends, and special friend, Judy Larson.

In addition to her parents & husband, Delores was greeted in Heaven by her Tom's parents, Clarence and Josephine Jensen; sisters-in-law, Marjorie (Chuck) Stehlik, and Jean (Jerry) Bernhardt; and brothers-in-law, Clarence "Bud" (Virginia) Jensen and David Jensen.

Due to the current health pandemic, private family funeral services will be held for Delores on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection with Rev. Karen Pahl officiating. Interment will follow in Mound Cemetery. You may witness the service livestream on Tuesday at 11:00 am by visiting the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Facebook page at https:/m.facebook.comesurrectionlutheranracine. Memorials to Lutheran Church of the Resurrection or to Lutheran Bible Translators have been suggested.

A heartfelt note of thanks to Season's Hospice for the compassionate care and support given in Delores's time of need. May God bless all of you!




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Published by Racine Journal Times on Oct. 25, 2020.
Funeral services provided by:
Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
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Mary Jo Bernhardt
November 12, 2020
Ann Bernhardt
October 28, 2020
Jo, Lori & Paul, It was always a highlight whenever we kids were told we were going to visit. I always felt so comfortable at your house, whether it was for a day or for a week. Those summer weeks spent with you were always a blast. When your mom asked me how I was, I always knew she really wanted to know. She was never distracted from what I had to tell her and I knew she genuinely cared about what was happening in my life. I´ll miss her dearly - this world needs more people like her.
Ann Bernhardt
October 27, 2020
Jo, Lori and Paul, It was so wonderful to be able to be with you for the livestream today. Hearing the sweet and funny recollections about your Mom was fabulous and a great tribute to her and your Dad. Your Mom was a special aunt to me. She was always interested in hearing what I was doing and listened in such a way it made me feel like the most special person in the world. I´ll miss her! My best to all of you and your families.
Barb Bernhardt
October 27, 2020
You are all in our thoughts and prayers! Dee had the best laugh! We will miss her. May she Rest In Peace.
Laura Crass & Kelsey F.
October 26, 2020
Jo, Lori and Paul, your Mom was so special. She was my favorite aunt. She had a way of making you feel happy. She also always supported our crazy cousin adventures when we´d come to visit. Not only was she a great aunt, she was a special friend, as well as a special sister-in-law, to my mom, Jean. We´ll miss you Dee!
Jo Bernhardt
October 25, 2020