Ethel E. Jensen, 92

Published 7:22 am Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Ethel E. Jensen, 92, of Albert Lea, Minnesota, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Center.

Ethel E. Jensen, 92

Ethel Elizabeth Jensen was born on Aug. 22, 1926, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Aanon and Effie (Nelson) Greibrok. She grew up on the family farm in the rural Glenville, Minnesota, area, where she attended District 35 School. She furthered her education at the Lutheran Bible Institute and Minneapolis Business College, where she earned her associate of arts degree. Ethel was united in marriage to Roland Hassler on Nov. 14, 1975, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She enjoyed living and working on their farm near Glenville. After his death, she married Gayler Jensen on Nov. 30, 2002. For many years, Ethel worked for the Lutheran Evangelistic Movement. During that time, she enjoyed taking her nieces and nephews to Bible camp at Lake Koronis in Paynesville, Minnesota. Ethel was an active member at Calvary Lutheran Church in London, Minnesota, where she attended Bible study and was a member of the Womens Circle. She was also a member of the Sons of Norway and the Gideon Auxiliary. Ethel enjoyed gardening, traveling, and reading. The number one priority for her and her family was to faithfully serve the Lord throughout her entire life.

Ethel is survived by her husband, Gayler; nine nieces and nephews, David (Julie) Greibrok, Rebecca (John) Westra, Dwight (Patty) Greibrok, Canda Greibrok, John Greibrok, Allan (Laurie) Greibrok, Steven Greibrok, Carol Greibrok and Matthew (Anne) Greibrok; 14 great-nieces and nephews; stepdaughter, Gwen (Gregg) Jorgenson; stepson, Murray (Miriam) Jensen; four step-grandchildren, Jill and Kyrie Jorgenson and Carter and Linden Jensen; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Greibrok.

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Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Olive Ring and Genevieve Greibrok; brothers, Maurice (Darlene) Greibrok and Carlyle Greibrok; her first husband, Roland Hassler; nephew, Dean Greibrok; and step-grandson, Kyle Jorgenson.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home with Pastor Rueben Unseth officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Hayward Cemetery. Online condolences are welcome at