POWERS - Beverly "Bev" C. Jensen, 89, Powers, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Pine Haven Rest Home in Gladstone. She was born on Sept. 16, 1923, in Gladstone, the daughter of the late William and Della (Lemaire) LaLande. On Feb. 19, 1949, she married Irving Hafeman at St. Francis Xavier Church in Spalding. Together they lived in the Powers area until his death on Sept. 29, 1970.
Beverly later married Robert Jensen on Oct. 2, 1971, and he preceded her in death on July 5, 2002.
Bev was raised in the Rapid River area, where she also graduated from high school, and later went to beauty school. She was a very accomplished seamstress, who enjoyed creating many of her own clothes as well as her daughters. Bev also enjoyed crocheting and embroidery and made many items for her family. She was the owner and operator of Beverly's Beauty Shop in Powers, where she lived and worked most of her life. Until her health no longer permitted, she attended the Carney Evangelical Free Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Juanita Bednarek and Sheila (Rodger) Schmidt, both of Fond Du Lac, Wis.; seven stepchildren, Robert (Jamie) Jensen of Rapid River, Julie Nelson, Ray Jensen, Laura (Paul) LaPine, David (Sarah) Jensen, all of Gladstone, Jane (Ron) Brow of Marquette, and Dan Jensen of Gladstone; five grandchildren, Michelle Te (Jeff) Stroete, Lori (Jason) Enders, Jodi (Shawn) Daniels, Brian Bednarek and Lisa Bednarek; 12 step-grandchildren, Megan (Donny) Wallensang, Natalie Nelson, Audrey Jensen, Sam Jensen, Ben Brow, Brad Brow, John LaPine, Emily LaPine, Travis Jensen, Tyler Jensen, Paige Jensen and Allison Jensen, six great-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren.
Bev was preceded in death by her parents, both her husbands, three sisters and one brother.
Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. (CST) on Thursday, Dec. 27, at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Spalding. A memorial service will follow visitation at 1 p.m. (CST) on Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Gary Page officiating. Please visit www.allofh.com to send online condolences to her family.