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“Dear Joh...I'm here at work at Nike sitting in my cube with tears streaming down my face. I thought of you just minutes ago and Google'd you to see...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Ernie Smith - Portland, OR

“To the Family of Joh.... I just heard that Joh died last week and I'm so sad to hear of your loss. I had the pleasure of knowing Joh when I lived in...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Cynthia Pokorny Martinez - Denver, CO

“I went to high school with jo at Regina. She was great to be around those 4 years and was impressed that she went to the military. Of course I...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Joseph Martinez - Denver, CO

“I lived in coralville and worked with Jo at the UofI hospital in the early to mid 80"s. She was such a fun and thoughtful person and was a great...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Brenda Hammes Chorpening - IA

“To joh's family, i am very sorry for your loss. Joh was one of the bright spots in my day. i enjoyed being able to care for here at the home. Her...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Tom Larson - Iowa City, IA

“I loved Johanna so much. She was a joy to see every day and she always had a smile and a friendly attitude. Johanna always made me laugh and I loved...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Abby - North Liberty, IA - friend

“To the Jensen Family , i am so sorry for your loss ! i did not know her but i went to school with her sister Alice a good friend of mine .and some of...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Debra ( Whitehall ) Coleman - IA

“Jo, Jeff (hubby) asked me if I had seen your obit in the paper. I thought he was jesting and I said "no". He told me that you had passed away. You...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Teri Snell - North Liberty, IA

“My dear Jo, Getting to know you was sheer delight. We had ourselves a bunch of good visits, finding the sun admired the flowers and watched birds...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: B. Paxton - IA

“Joh...you and your bright smile, kind words and loving laugh will truly be missed. We really got to bond when I came and helped take care of you...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Deshawn Butterbaugh - Iowa City, IA

“You and are we're not only sisters, but roommates @ home and when we both had to have our tonsils and adenoids out at the same time. Just one of the...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Margaret Jensen - West Liberty, IA

“You'll always be missed, Joh! I hope you were able to give my mom a hug at the pearly white gates!!! Love you! ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Tiffany Jensen - North Liberty, IA

“Jo you have finished one leg of the journey and now are on a new adventure. We have shared so many laughs and I think of you as a sister. I will...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Sue Kobes - Weslaco, TX - friend

“Johanna became my neighbor when I moved to Iowa City Regency in late 1994. She helped me plan my wedding, she spent time just having barbeques and...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Gina Rochman - IA - Friend

“From the games we played as kids, from times we spent at the city library after school at St. Pat's, from our high school days at Regina, from my...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Benjamin J. Jensen - Macomb, OK


Johanna Marie Jensen-Willis, 56, died Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Coralville.

A time for family and friends to gather and remember this dear soul will be held from 5 to 7 pm Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, concluding with words shared by the Reverend Charles Kelsey. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com. Cremation services were provided through Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service.

Johanna Marie Jensen was born February 11, 1956 in Iowa City the daughter of Kenneth and Mary (Smith) Jensen. She attended schools in Iowa City graduating from Regina High School in 1974. She enlisted in the United States Army and traveled the world as she served her country. Returning to Iowa City from her enlistment, she has worked at the University of Iowa, Iowa City Care Center, and Iowa City Community Schools. She was very active in her son, Will's activities as he was growing up, serving on the Hills Parent Community Club as the volunteer coordinator; she was a member of the Eagles Lodge. Johanna enjoyed anything associated with Snoopy and Peanuts, she loved to have anything to do with weddings, did crafts, and was a very warm blooded person with a warm heart for all!

Her family includes her son, Will of Iowa City; mother, Mary of West Liberty; siblings, Mary Cahill of Williamsburg; Benjamin (Stacie) Jensen of Macomb, OK; Margaret Jensen of West Liberty; Alice Taylor of Montezuma; Joseph (Shirley) Jensen of Walker, IA; George (Cindy Delaney) Jensen of Marengo; Laura (Christian) Elliott of West Liberty; Freda (Michael) Powers of Williamsburg; Charles Jensen of Oxford; and Alec Jensen of Oxford, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; and one of her dearest friends, Barbara Prosser and her husband, Dan; and their family all whom thought of Johanna as "Grandma".

She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth C. Jensen Sr.; a brother, Kenneth C. Jensen Jr., and brother-in-law, Bill Taylor.