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Resident Of The Month
Nels Jensen was born north of Britt in a house owned by his parents on March 24, 1924. The same day as his parent’s anniversary. Nels attended country school until the age of 16 when he quit school to help on his parent's farm during the depression. He met his wife Eleanor Chizek on a blind date. They were married at the Catholic church parsonage and were married for 65 wonderful years. After they were married, they lived on Eagle Lake for 10 years, moved to Lake Mills for 1 year, lived in Hayfield for 17 years before moving a house from town out to their farm north of Britt, where they had a dairy herd and raised crops. Nels has 3 children. Jeanne from Arizona, Eileen from Minnesota, and Marlin from Iowa. Nels also worked as a lineman for Britt Crystal Telephone Company. His family immigrated From Denmark in 1910. Nels is 100% Dane and proud of it. When he starts talking Dane you better watch out. He has 2 brothers and 2 sisters. His oldest brother was killed in the war. Nels also has 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Nels has lived at the Summit House for almost 4 years. He enjoys playing cards (king’s Corner), Bingo, watching TV, and listening to Malek’s Fishermen-type music. Congratulations Nels on being Tenant of the Month!