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Tammy Jensen


September 24, 2020

Tammy Rannee Jensen was born May 18, 1972, to David Allen Jensen and Jean Marie Snyder in Belleville, Kan. She died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at the age of 48 years, 3 months and 29 days in Beloit, Kan.

Tammy went to school in Concordia, Kan., while living with her mother and stepfather, George Gassert. After finishing her freshman year, she came to live with her father, David and stepmother, Cheryl Jensen. She graduated from Beloit High School.

After graduation, she worked at the Buffalo Roam and Red Rooster as a dish washer. She lived on her own at Pine Haven with help. She moved to Junction City to be with her mom. This was where she had Dakota for a short while. She then moved back to Mankato.

She lived at the Downs Care and Rehabilitation for a year to help control her blood sugar. When released, she moved to Beloit with help from OCCK to a group home. After a few months, she was ready to move to her own apartment, again with OCCK assisting her in daily living. OCCK was instrumental in keeping her independence.

She enjoyed bowling, shopping and drinking Diet Dr. Pepper. She looked forward to having her son visit on the weekends. She had a positive attitude and made many friends.

Survivors include her father, David Jensen (Cheryl); son, Dakota; sisters, Carolee Ali and Angela Richard (Bret); brother, Paul Jensen (girlfriend, Shira Brown); two nieces; and many other relatives.

Tammy was preceded in death by her mother, Jean; and stepfather, George.

Her funeral was at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 21, at Mankato Christian Church, with Thadd Hinkle officiating. Visitation was held from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday with family greeting friends at Melby Mortuary.

The family has suggested memorials be designated to the family or Melby Mortuary to help with funeral expenses, in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit   


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