Obituary of Sharon Jennen
Sharon Lee Lisbeth Jennen, 81, of Cambridge passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at GracePointe Crossing.
She was born August 24, 1937 in Minneapolis, MN to Archie and Shirley (Berg) Youngberg. Sharon graduated from Wayzata High School and, after graduating, worked in downtown Minneapolis where she would meet Maynard Jennen. They were married on August 17, 1957 at Oak Knoll Lutheran Church in Plymouth, MN. They moved to Brooklyn Park and had their four children. The family moved to Bethel for a short time and Sharon went to work at Unity Hospital. In 1976, the family moved to their home in Cambridge and Sharon started working as a nurse’s aide at Grandview Christian Home. She retired from there after 26 years. After retiring, Sharon volunteered at Grandview and Mill Ridge Commons. Sharon and Maynard also lived in Pine Village and Mill Ridge Commons. Maynard passed away in June 2012. Most recently Sharon lived at Grandview Christian Home and GracePointe Crossing.
Besides her volunteer work, Sharon enjoyed journaling, watching the news and Law & Order, reading her bible, spending time at the casino and going for car rides. She went to Australia with her brother, Tony, and his wife, Vivian, in 1989. She leaves a legacy of a family that loves her very much and she was always the one to keep everyone in the family in line.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Maynard; brother Tony and sister Jackie. Sharon is survived by her children Terry (Art) McIntyre of Coon Rapids, Julie Austin of Chino Valley, AZ, Steve Jennen of Edina and Kellie Jennen of Winthrop; 11 grandchildren Jennifer, Bethany, Cassie (Scooter), Justin, Angie, Katelyn (Katie), Johnny, Mary, Martin, Charles and Henry, 14 great grandchildren Brendan, Austin, Hayden, Serenity, Vincent, Bryce, Luca, River, Henry, Beau, Harper, Ryker, Sawyer and Carter; stepmother Lorraine Youngberg of Pequot Lakes; siblings Jerri, Cheryl, Shirley, Dennis, Nancy, David, Leland, Bette and JoAnne; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11AM, Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Cambridge Lutheran Church with Rev. Emily Martin officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM, Friday at Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Cambridge Lutheran Cemetery.