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“We are so thankful for the close bond Mom and Carol shared over the years. We also really enjoyed hearing the stories of their adventures (and...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Julie and Rick Palmer

“Hi Jeff and Mike - we are saddened to hear about the passing of your Mom. Auntie Carol was a wonderful, fun, energized person with many, many...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Jay & Kathie Nelson, Weston, Whitney, Wyatt

“We grieve with you over the loss of your Mom, our sister, aunt to many and a dear friend. We know what a difficult and painful loss this must be for...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Dick, Jackie and family

“I feel so sad in my heart for losing you. You have always been a kind hearted, sweet, gentle sister. I am blessed to have had you in my life. ...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Tom and Marge

“What a beautiful tribute to Carol this obituary is! I remember Carol as a very classy lady, her soft voice and quick smile. When I was young she came...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Cyndee

“Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this very difficult time Your mom's legacy will live on in her children and...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Rob Snyder

“Condolences to Carols family and the Jensen's. Carol is now an Angel in Heaven. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Scott T. Metcalfe


Carol Ann Jensen joined her husband, Gwaynne, and family members in heaven on Tuesday March 14, 2017. Our own special angel now watches over us and guides our path. Carol was born December 19, 1938 in Duluth, Minnesota as the ninth child to Edna and Adolph Erickson. She would eventually gain 10 more siblings in this amazing Erickson family. She graduated from Proctor High School, where she was a cheerleader and went on to college at St. Scholastica. She married Gwaynne Jensen from Walnut Grove, MN in February 1961. She completed her studies at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee where she received her undergraduate and master's in education. She taught second grade and junior-primary in White Fish Bay, then in the Middleton-Cross Plains School districts for 29 years. Together, Carol and Gwaynne (GE) had two sons, Jeffrey and Michael. As a family they spent many summers running races, camping, backpacking, climbing and fishing all over the country. Carol kept right up with her boys in every way. She was an avid runner, completing several marathons and a 50-mile ultra-run. In their retirement between San Diego and Frisco, Colorado, they hiked mountains with Carol summiting at least 39 of Colorado's 14, 000 foot peaks and dozens of others. She spent the last two and a half years in Appleton residing at the Touchmark retirement community to allow for continuous care along with daily visits from her son Michael and his wife Karen and their girls. Our family would like to thank Touchmark for their loving care of our mother over the past two plus years and to AseraCare hospice for their compassionate care in her final days. She is survived by her family: son, Jeffrey and his wife, Celia from Palm City FL, and their four children; Steve, Danny, Jenny and Joey; her son, Michael and his wife, Karen and their three daughters; Jill, Robin and Ann, all from Appleton. She is also survived by her siblings: Grace Peterson, Ruth Mason, Bonnie Grandell, Jan Gnotta, Vera Lois Erickson, Judy Johnson, Jackie (Dick) Biron, Nita (Pat) Daun, Tom (Marge) Erickson, David (Sherry) Erickson, Arlene Thygeson, Ardy (Carl) Sjodin, Connie (Roger) Grumdahl and Cyndee Erickson; plus sister-in-law, Jill (Bob) Williams and many, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gwaynne; his parents Alvina and Marvin Jensen, her parents, Edna and Adoph Erickson; her brother, Bob Erickson; her sisters, June (Earl) Klang, Pat (Joe) Nelson; Arnita Erickson, and her sister-in-law, Gloria Proctor. The service for Carol will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:30 AM at the WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME. A time of visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park in Colorado. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in Carol's name at alz.org