Our beloved “Muttie" Mother, Grandma, Great-grandma Anni B Jensen passed away on May 10th 2020 at St Joseph’s Villa from complications due to Diabetes and liver cancer. Anni was born on March 10th 1939 in Eastern Germany to Anna Margarete Rudolph and Paul Rolf Bartko. Our mom is preceded in death by her Husband our father, Tearl M Jensen 12/12/1929 -04/16/2001, son Kurt M Jensen 11/15/1962- 06/29/2006 and son Mark R Jensen 12/18/1966 – 07/26/1987 also Uncle Hans Bartko, her brother who passed in 2014.
Our Mother came to the USA in 1959 by ship with her parents; they met with her sister Margot who came earlier and had a place waiting. Mom grew up in Untersiemau Germany, she had a pet goat she named “Liesel” who went everywhere with her. On Sundays, Anni would walk door to door gathering up all the little children to take them to Sunday school.
Once settled in the states, here in Utah, Mom met our Dad Tearl Jensen at a bus stop near where they worked; Dad at Union Pacific R.R and Mom at Stover bedding.
They were Married in Salt lake on October 1960 and later Solemnized in LDS Temple October 30 2013. Mom had 5 kids, Karen born 11/16/1961, then twins Kurt and Heidi Jensen 11/15/1962 and five years later came another set of twins Mark and Michael Jensen on 12/12/1966.
Mom worked in housekeeping for YWCA for many years and then University of Utah hospital. She made many long-time friends there. Anni had many hobbies she enjoyed to do such as Crochet and /or knitting Doilies along with Afghan blankets and putting together puzzles. She also enjoyed going to church bingo and had many friends there.
Due to current events, we will have a gravesite only services at the Salt Lake City Cemetary that will be held for close family and friends on Tuesday May 19th 2020 at 11: 00 AM located off 11th Ave on 1150 East Elm Ave 380 N. We will have a backyard Memorial later in day at family home 667 So 1200 West in Salt Lake City.
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