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Marilyn P. Jensen

May 19, 1937 — January 8, 2024

Yankton

** Rescheduled Funeral Information **  Due to the Winter Storm Warning in our area, the funeral service for Marilyn Jensen has been moved to 10:30 AM, on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Discovery Church in Yankton and the visitation is from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday, January 19 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.

Marilyn P. Jensen, age 86, of Yankton, South Dakota died on Monday, January 8, 2024 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Funeral services are 10:30 AM, on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Discovery Church in Yankton with Pastor Cory Kitch officiating.  Entombment will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton.  Visitation is from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, on Friday, January 19, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.  Visitation continues one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

Pallbearers are David Munkvold, Randy Munkvold, Reese Anderson, Roger Larson, Gregg Magera and James Clayton.  Honorary pallbearers are Addison Rajski, Bergen Rajski, Darrell Munkvold, Michael Munkvold, Bruce Jensen, Bill Magera and the Stitch ‘n’ Stew Club.

Marilyn was born on May 19, 1937, in Yankton, SD to George and Marie (Isakson) Munkvold. The family farmed in rural Viborg, SD. She attended Lone Star, a one-room school house in rural Viborg and graduated from Irene, SD in 1955. She married Maynard Jensen on June 1, 1955 in rural Viborg. They lived on a farm in rural Wakonda. The couple moved to Huron where Maynard started working for National Farmers Union Insurance Company. They moved to Yankton in 1960 and made this their long-time home. Marilyn supported her husband’s NFU business, while making her top priority the family’s needs. She attended every school and church function of her daughters and later her grandchildren.

Marilyn was a member of Discovery Church in Yankton. She loved spending time with her friends and family - especially her three grandchildren. She was involved in Prayer Shawl Ministries, attending church activities, and Bible Studies. Her strong faith in Jesus Christ as her personal Savior was something she modeled with everyone who crossed her path. She was a member of the Yankton Community Concert Association for several years. She has been a devoted member since 1970 of a club originally started as the Stitch’n’Stew Extention Club. Her two daughters and her treasured three grandchildren were her life − sharing a rich love and close-knit relationship. Traditions were celebrated the same way each holiday with special meals prepared with love. She loved to cook and bake. She collected cookbooks and always tried new recipes. She was a gifted seamstress; sewing for weddings, costumes and clothing for her girls and herself. Many fortunate loved ones received afghans that Marilyn crocheted. Playing cards and games with family and friends was an enjoyed pastime. Her quick wit and sense of humor kept everyone in stitches.

Marilyn is survived by her daughters: DeeRhonda Anderson of Yankton and Dianna Rajski of Sioux Falls; grandchildren: Reese Anderson, Addison and Bergen Rajski; sisters-in-law, Pam Munkvold of San Tan Valley, AZ and Carol Munkvold of Marion; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Also missing her presence are lifelong friends, Joyce Tschetter of Sioux Falls and her extended family, and long-time neighbor, Bill Magera and his family.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Marie (Isakson) and George Munkvold; husband, Maynard Jensen on April 21, 2013; brothers: Ordell Munkvold, Cornell Munkvold, and Vernon Munkvold; mother and father-in-law, David and Segria Jensen; sisters: Elvina Nordland and Margery Jensen.

The family would prefer memorials to Child’s Voice at the Sanford Health Foundation at PO Box 5039 in Sioux Falls, SD 57117.  Child's Voice is a nationally accredited Children's Advocacy Center.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, January 19, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Wintz & Ray Funeral Home – Yankton

2901 Douglas Ave, Yankton, SD 57078

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Prayer Service

Friday, January 19, 2024

Starts at 7:00 pm

Wintz & Ray Funeral Home – Yankton

2901 Douglas Ave, Yankton, SD 57078

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am

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