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A private graveside service and interment for Elloween Jensen, 92, of Minneota, will be held at Hope Lutheran Cemetery in Minneota. A public memorial service will be held in the future when it is safe to do so.
Elloween Mae (Huebner) Jensen was born on April 4, 1928, in Worthington, MN, to Carl and Esther (Junker) Huebner. Elloween grew up in Okabena, MN, and graduated as Salutatorian from Okabena High School in 1946. After graduation, Elloween worked at a bakery in Lakefield for a time, then in a factory in Albert Lea. In October 1948, Elloween was united in marriage to Howard Jensen in Okabena. The couple spent many years farming throughout Southern Minnesota. They enjoyed dancing in their younger years. When the children were young, Elloween and Howard would bring them to visit friends and family on Sundays. They lived in Mountain Lake from 1960 until 1965, when Howard took a job as a hog buyer for Armour Incorporated. As Howardâs job moved, Elloween worked to make a home in Pipestone, Ivanhoe, and finally Minneota, where they lived since 1986. Despite having a stroke at a young age, Elloween was a dedicated wife and mother, running the household while taking care of her children and family finances. She was a strong, independent woman who never complained about her circumstances. In her free time, Elloween enjoyed crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and playing games, especially BINGO at the Minneota Manor.
Elloween died on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at the Minneota Manor. She is survived by her sons Steve (Cris) of Altus, OK and Dave (Bev) of Redwood Falls, daughters Pat of St. Michael and Paulette (Keith) Morgan of Rochester, NY; grandchildren Mark (Jennie), Nikki (Ray) Klinger, Derick (Fran), Stephanie (friend Jess), Matt, Ian Morgan, and Adam Morgan; seven great-grandchildren; sister LaVonne Martinson; brother Truman Huebner; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Howard, son Pete, brother Bruce Huebner, and great-granddaughter Megg.