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Nekrolog for Thomasine Marie Jensen

Tomasine “Sine” Jensen Svendsen – Tomasine Jensen, daughter of Johanna and Chris Jensen, was born Oct. 3, 1877 in Ested, Denmark. She died at the Baptist Memorial Home in Harlan Tuesday, July 10, 1962 at the age of 84 years, 9 months and 7 days.

May 18, 1898 she married in Aalborg, Denmark to Jens C. Svendsen. To this union 8 children were born. In 1906 she came with her husband and children to the United States. They settled on a farm in Shelby County where they farmed until March, 1942, when they moved to Harlan.

In May, 1960, Mrs. Svendsen moved to the Memorial Home where she lived until her death. After coming to this country she became a member of Merrill’s Grove Baptist Church. She was an active member and held many office in the Ladies Aid. After moving to Harlan, she and her husband became member of Bethel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jens, in April, 1956; two sons, Henry and Herbert; 2 grandchildren and three brothers, Thomas, Nels and Chris. She is survived by 5 sons, Anton and Gottlieb, Harlan; Elmer, Kirkman; Leonard, Atlantic; and Wilbert, Harlan; one daughter, Mrs. Harvey (Vernie) Norgard, Harlan; 32 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren; one brother, Jens M. Jensen, Council Bluffs; one sister, Mrs. Kristine Svendsen, Fiscus; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held from Bethel Baptist church in Harlan Thursday, July 12, with Pastor William P. Whitaker officiating. Burial was in Harlan Cemetery. Pallbearers were Levi, James and LeRoy Swensen, Larry and Elliott Svendsen and Richard Swanson.

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