Iris Helen Jensen
Birth date: July 22, 1919
Death date: March 6, 2012
Iris Helen (Coonrod) Jensen 92, died peacefully at her home Tuesday, March 6.
According to her wishes, her cremated remains will be inurned at Rock Island National Cemetery with her late husband Robert L. Jensen with a private family celebration.
Iris was born to Ira Coonrod and Winifred Badger on July 22, 1919 in Waterloo, IA. Upon graduating High School, Iris entered Nurses training at St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids. After obtaining her RN she worked at Allen Memorial and Presbyterian Hospitals in Waterloo.
Iris and Robert Jensen were married on Dec 12, 1942 in New York City. Shortly after marriage she moved to Baltimore, MD to be near her husband who was stationed at Edgewood Arsenal, MD. While there, she worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital until Robert went overseas, at which time Iris returned to Waterloo. After WWII, Robert and Iris moved to West Branch, IA and in 1956 they moved to Iowa City.
Loving mother and devoted to family, Iris is survived by four children: David Jensen (Alice) of
Anchorage, AK, Karen Lundquist (John) of Gordonville, TX, Bill Jensen (Judie) of Tipton, IA, and
Susan Jensen of Iowa City, IA. Survivors also include a brother William Coonrod of Iowa City, a sister Faye Fisher (Robert) of Waterloo, six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Iowa City Hospice.
Iowa City Hospice
Rock Island National Cemetery