Bernice Annette Jensen
July 9, 1940 - Jan. 17, 2012
BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Bernice Annette Jensen of Benkelman died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha. She was 71 years old.
Bernice was born on July 9, 1940 in Benkelman to John Benjamin and Karen Hancina (Hoff) Foster. She graduated from Benkelman High School in 1958 and attended Kearney State Teachers College where she received her teaching certificate. She taught school for a number of years.
On Aug. 27, 1961, she was united in marriage to Robert E. Jensen. They made their home the Cozad community. Bernice moved to the Benkelman community in 1996.
Bernice was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church Circle in Cozad and Modern Homemakers Club. She loved to do all kinds of crafts, read, and sing. She also enjoyed her time working with the elderly and Alzheimer patients.
Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Karen Foster; sister, Dorthea Foster; and brothers, Donald, Leonard, Harry and Lloyd Foster and three infant brothers.
Survivors include her son, John Jensen of Broken Bow; daughters, Karen and husband, David Wilson of Kimball and Kathleen and husband, Jason Jackson of Sioux City, Iowa; sister, Caroline and husband, Willard Pearson, of Brady; special friend, Sylvester Gallington of Parks; and six grandchildren, Ben Jackson , Josie Jackson, Ariel Jackson, David Wilson Jr, Ryan Wilson and wife, Jenny and Kaitlin Wilson.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Visitation will be Friday from 3 -- 6 p.m. at Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman.
Graveside services will be Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, 1 p.m. at the Benkelman Cemetery with Rev. Brian Fong officiating. Burial will be in the Benkelman Cemetery.
Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman is in charge of the arrangements.