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Jeanette Faith Osborne

August 13, 1959 — August 28, 2012

Jeanette Osborne, age 53, a resident of rural Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, died Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at Sanford Health in Fargo, North Dakota. Jeanette Faith Osborne was born August 13, 1959 at home in Jackson, New Jersey, the daughter of Henry and Lorraine (Schleske) Osborne Jensen and Ray Jensen. Jeanette came into this world a tiny, six pound pink, little girl, receiving the nickname "Pinky" as she grew up her nicknames changed with her. As a toddler, because of her lanky frame, long arms and legs, and her love for climbing trees, she became known as "Spider Monkey." As an adult, she became affectionately known as "Nettie" and "Tuggy" She graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in l977 and attended Brainerd Central College for two years in horticulture. After working for a short time, she moved to Port Aransas, Texas in the early 80's and worked at Austin Air Balancing in Austin, TX. Jeanette was married and the mother of one child. She moved back to Minnesota in l997 and worked at Bergen's Greenhouses and Garden Center in Detroit Lakes, MN, and American Steel Company in Fargo, ND. Jeanette loved the outdoors, whether it was planting flowers or gardening with her mom, whom was always her best friend. She was a very talented handyman, fixing things from plumbing to car repair and every little thing in between.Jeanette was giving of herself, she would give her last dollar to anyone in need, whether it be family, friend, or a complete stranger. Her genuine love for young and old alike, lead her to be a caregiver for her great-aunt, Celia, until the time of Celia's passing. Jeanette had a true gift for making everyone feel important. Even on days when she herself wasn't feeling so well, she would always offer to rub your back or feet; showing her true concern for others.Jeanette is survived by her mother, Lorraine Jensen; siblings: Bill (Eileen) Obsorne, Pelican Rapids; Pamela (Steve) Reed, Lewiston, CA; Dorathy (Oren Eide) Cusey, Dent, MN; Barry (Melissa) Osborne, Brainerd, MN; John (Kristin) Osborne, Detroit Lakes, MN; Serrina Huss, Fargo, ND; stepbrothers: Ron (Diane) Jensen, Pelican Rapids, Richard (Jeanette) Jensen, West Fargo, ND, Rodney (Jodi) Jensen, Fargo, ND; special companion of many years, Robin Samuelson, and dear friend, Gussie; twenty-two nieces and nephews:, Shane Osborne (Chrissy Buth), Erica (Mike) Christianson, Jeremy Osborne (Rachel Wilson), Kelly (Andrew) Evenson, Danielle (Daniel) Wisniewski, Michael Peters Jr., Vanessa Cusey, Matthew, Charlotte, Mike and Jess Church, Maxim, Atticus and Silas Osborne, Emma and Jack Osborne, Alexander Jensen and Otto Huss, Michele Jensen (Jawaan Collins), Jessica (Alan) Hoeper, Kirk Jensen ( Peggy Sauvegeau), Jordan Aaberg ; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Jeanette was also a godmother to Alexander and Otto; Jeanette was preceded in death by her son, Jesse Lee Ryan Osborne; fathers: Henry Osborne and Ray Jensen; stepbrother, Randy Jensen; nephew, Dane Jensen; niece, Elizabeth Osborne; nephew, Spencer Church; and grand niece, Madison McLean.Visitation: Friday - August 31, 1012, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids, MN and one hour prior to the service at the church.Service: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2012, at Maplewood Lutheran Church, Rural Erhard, MNClergy: Rev. Roy NoelBurial: Maplewood Lutheran Cemetery, Rural Erhard, MN Funeral Home:Larson Funeral Home304 3rd Street S.E.Pelican Rapids, MNUS 56572
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