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Francine Jensen


October 28, 2020

Francine (Vande Wiele) Jensen, 87, of Hinsdale, Mont., passed away Saturday, Oct. 23, 2020, at Valley View Home in Glasgow, Mont., of natural causes.

Funeral services will be private with family Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Hinsdale Lutheran Church in Hinsdale. Burial will be open to the public at 3 p.m., Oct. 28, at Hillview Cemetery. The family requests that those attending to follow the county Covid -19 mandates.

Francine was born on July 18, 1933, in a cabin on Beaver Creek, west of Hinsdale, to Cyril and Mary (Martinetto) Vande Wiele. She was the youngest of six children and often boasted that she was delivered by her Aunt Elsie Bundus!! As there was only one boy in the family, Francine was fondly called "Frankie."

Francine graduated from Hinsdale High School and shortly thereafter married Daniel Jensen. She was happy to be a stay-at-home mom raising their four children.

She was active in the Hinsdale Community and she loved her Lord. Francine's talents were put to use giving piano lessons, decorating cakes, singing for weddings, funerals and community events, teaching Sunday School and helping around church. She was known as an "unofficial referee" for basketball games!! Her home was always open, friends and family could always have a cinnamon roll and a cup of coffee.

Preceding her in death are her parents; her husband; and several siblings.

Francine is survived by her children, Dean (Terrie) Jensen, Paul (Dorothy) Jensen, Carter (Kristi) Jensen and Kris (Tim) Braach; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Margie Elhardt; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be left in Francine's name to the Hinsdale Ambulance Fund.

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