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Vineta (Lucas) ‘Skeeter’ Jensen

December 31, 2011
Estherville Daily News

Vineta (Lucas) 'Skeeter' Jensen

ESTHERVILLE - Vineta (Lucas) 'Skeeter' Jensen of Estherville and formerly Okoboji, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville where she has been residing for the past year. Vineta was born Oct. 9, 1909, in Preston. She was the only child of George Lucas and Mabel (Purinton) Lucas and came to Estherville in 1914 with her parents.

She was educated in the Estherville Schools and in business school in Chillicothe, Miss. She was an employee of the Emmet County State Bank during the "famous" bank robbery in 1930. On Nov. 11, 1930, she was married to Herman A. 'Jack' Jensen and to this union two daughters were born, Judith Lynne (Mrs. George Shadle) and Roxanne Lucas (Mrs. John Powers III). Vineta had four grandchildren, Randy Shadle, Susan Shadle Oster, Robin Powers Kinning and Nicole Powers. There are also six great-grandchildren surviving.

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Vineta (Lucas) ‘Skeeter’ Jensen

Vineta was predeceased by her husband of 80 years and her granddaughter, Nicole Powers.

Vineta was a member of First Presbyterian Church, member and past officer in P.E.O., D.A.R. and Eastern Star.

A memorial service for Vineta will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to



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