Jensen, Lillian R.: Walks on

Reserve, Wisconsin (NFIC) 6-09

Lillian R. Jensen, age 76 of Stone Lake, passsed away, March 10, 2009 at Rice Lake Convalescent Center.

Lillian Rose was born February 4, 1933 in Hayward, the daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Rabideaux) Larson. Lillian was raised on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation. She attended the Janesville School for the visually handicapped.  On January 29, 1955 Lillian was united in marriage to Wayne Neil Jensen in Milwaukee, WI. They were happily married for 54 years.

Lillian played in the band “The Blue Water Drifters” for many years. She was an accomplished pianist and accordion player. She loved to weave rugs and play cribbage. Lillian loved writing children’s nursery rhymes and tongue twisters. Her book  “A Treasury of Modern Mother Goose Rhymes” was published in 2003.

She is survived by her husband Wayne; son Michael Jensen; daughters Theresa (Jeff Q.) Jensen, Melody (Scott) Guibord; grandchildren Wayne (Kay Lynn) Jensen, Jordan Gokey, Mathew Guibord, Christian Guibord, Roger Mustache, LeRoy Mustache, Victor Lacapa and Betty Lacapa; great granddaughter Macy Gokey; sisters Grace Bongo, Lucille Smart; many nieces and nephews.

They also opened up their hearts and homes to Kaye (Jerry) Martin, Sony (Kelly) Sunderland, Louise (Dan B.) Chandler, Jason (Sheila) Weaver, Tracy Weaver, Shaun Corbine, Brian Delapast, Nelson Barber, Lee Barber, Steve (Patti) Barber. With this brought them many more grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Francis, Edward, Walter, Joseph, Archie, Leonard and Peter Larson, sisters Pearl Smith Gennieve Belille and Norma Corbine.

Mass of Christian Burial was held March 13 at St. Francis Solanus Indian Mission in Reserve. Father Gregory Hopefl officiated with music provided by Sister Felissa Zander. Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery.

Honorary Casket Bearers were William Corbine, Donald DeMarr, Donald Gordon, Gary Jensen, Sam Jockey, Stoney Larson, Jerry Martin, Richard Miller and Raymond Two Bulls.

Casket Bearers were Lee Barber, Nelson Barber, Steve Barber, Brian Delapast, Jim Potack and Floyd Smith.