The funeral for Darlene “Cheri” (Chilson) Jensen will be Sunday, April 25, 2021 at the Dodge Center Seventh-day Adventist Church (410 3rd Ave SW, Dodge Center, MN 55927) with Keith Mosier officiating. The visitation will be at 1 pm. The funeral service will begin at 2 pm. After the service, those who would like can go to the Wildwood Cemetery in Wasioja, MN for the burial.
Mrs. Jensen, 74, of Byron, MN passed away Monday (April 12, 2021) at her home in Byron, MN. Cheri was born October 22, 1946 in Kasson, MN to Budd and Darlene (Anderson) Chilson.
She graduated from Byron High School in 1964. She went on to graduate from Rochester Junior College (now RCTC) in 1965 with a Secretarial degree. Also, she attended college at Winona State University and graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Afterwards, Cheri worked at the Social Security Administration office in Rochester, MN.
On September 21, 1975, she married Robert “Bob” Frederick Jensen at Cheri’s parents’ (Budd and Darlene’s) house. The couple lived in Dodge Center, MN at Bob’s parents’ house until 1978, when they built and moved into their home in the Oxbow park area in Byron, MN. Bob worked at Kasson-Mantorville Schools as a custodian for 30 years and Cheri did occasional substitute teaching.
Survivors include 2 children, Robert “Robby” Jensen of Byron, MN; Darlynn (Eric) Thiemann of Owatonna, MN; 2 grandchildren, Annabelle Thiemann and Lance Thiemann of Owatonna, MN; sister, Shelley (Bruce) Arett of Byron, MN; and brother, Budd “Buddy” Chilson Jr. of Byron, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Cheri was very caring and helpful. She always wanted to ensure everyone was happy and feeling loved. She was excellent at sewing. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.