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With sympathy on behalf of the Holy Cross Parish Family

Elizabeth Vedra is the mother of Holy Cross parishioner Jeff (Robin) Jensen.

Elizabeth A. Vedra, 79, of Marinette, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2009. She was born on November 3, 1929, in Marinette, to the late John and Blanche (Holub) Mileski.

Betty was a 1946 graduate of Marinette High School and had worked at Wisconsin Bell and the Marinette Menominee Medical Clinic. She was married to Harley Jensen on October 16, 1948, in Marinette. He passed away September 23, 1978. She married Richard Vedra on August 21, 1983, in Marinette. Betty was a member of Holy Family Parish, the Altar Society, Menominee American Legion Auxiliary, BAMC Hospital Auxiliary and had volunteered many hours to various organizations. Betty loved spending time with her family.

Betty is survived by her husband, Richard; son, Jeff (Robin) Jensen of New Frankin, Wis.; three daughters: Judy (Samuel) LaValley of Menominee, Mich., Joan (Pete) Aubry of DePere, Wis. and Jackie (Tim) Chaltry of Green Bay, Wis.; step-children: Nicci (Joe) Taerud of Lena, Wis. and Jon Vedra of Marinette, Wis.; six grandchildren: Dan and Lynette LaValley, Ashley and Marty Jensen and Brittany and Rebecca Taerud. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Harley Jensen; brother, John and sister, Bernice Plautz.

Friends may call at Holy Family Parish- Our Lady of Lourdes Church-Taylor St. on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, with Reverend Joseph Dorner officiating.

Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery-Marinette.

A memorial fund has been established.

Thielen Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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