Tamara Jensen


Tamara Evelyn Jensen, 48, of Lake Preston, S.D., passed away peacefully on Aug. 22, 2022, surrounded by her family. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. on Sat., Aug. 27, 2022, at Lake Preston Lutheran Church in Lake Preston. Vicar Brad Sanderson officiated, and music was provided by Lynne Brown as organist. The service was live streamed via the Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel website and Facebook page.

Visitation was at the Lake Preston Lutheran Church in Lake Preston on Fri., Aug. 26, 2022, and prior to the services at the church on Saturday.

Interment was at Lake Preston Cemetery in Lake Preston. Active pallbearers were Eric Casper, Doug Bumann, Chad Olson, Aron Bickett, Heath Nopens and Randy Nesseim.

Tammy was born March 27, 1974, at Pocahontas, Iowa, to LaVern and Geraldine Scheidt.

She grew up and attended school in Lake Preston. She was a talented athlete and fierce competitor. She excelled in sports and was respected by her opponents. She was a two-time state track champ as well as lettering in volleyball, basketball, cheer and track.

She married Zane Curry on April 29, 2000, in Lake Preston, and together they were blessed with two children, Lexis Christine and Cooper John. She was a loving and selfless mother who loved to spoil her children. They were the light of her life.

Tammy was later united in marriage to Jeremy Jensen on Aug. 14, 2021.

Tammy worked hard all her life. She tried never to miss a day of work. She began working when she was just twelve years old mowing lawns. Most recently, she was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service in Lake Preston, a job she loved. She got to drive around and listen to music all day.

Tammy will be remembered as the life of the party. She loved having a good time. You would often find her dancing and singing along to the music. Her hobbies included riding motorcycle, sewing, and cooking and baking for her family.

To know Tammy was to know that she would help anyone she could anytime, anywhere. She was always willing to lend a hand or listen to your troubles. It was important to her to make sure that others were alright. She had a generous heart and loved to make people smile.

Tammy’s motto was “Everything’s going to be alright,” which inspired those around her. Even as she was in the battle of her lifetime, she loved life and wanted others to go on living. She didn’t want people to feel sorry for her. When everyone else was in the dumps, she reminded them to stay positive. Even though her journey on Earth is through, she would want us all to go on and not be sad.

Forever grateful for having shared in her life are her parents, LaVern and Geraldine Scheidt; husband, Jeremy Jensen; daughter, Lexis Curry; son, Cooper Curry; step-children, Angelia Washburn and Dillon Jensen; brothers, Tim (Kathy) Scheidt and Troy Scheidt; half-sister, Donna Larsen and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel.

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