Jean Ann Dohrman Bensen was born April 1, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York, and died peacefully April 5, 2011. She was 81 years old.
Jean was the daughter of Marie A. and Henry E. Dohrman, both of Brooklyn, and was married for 50 years to Andrew M. Bensen, also of Brooklyn and Norway. They resided with their family in Seaford, New York at the home built by her father in law, Jacob Bensen. She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Peter and Lisa Bensen of Seaford, NY, daughter and son in law Ellen and John Vreeland of Bedminster, NJ, and daughter Elizabeth Bensen of Centennial, CO.
Jean was grandmother to Jacob and Elsa Vreeland of Bedminster, NJ, Jane and Dan DiFabio of Montclair, NJ, and Jennifer and Brandon Ost, and great-grandmother to Sonia and Larson Ost of St. Charles, IL.
She was sister to the late Robert Dohrman and his wife Laura, sister in law to Vivian and Odd Nelsen, and aunt to nieces and nephews from both sides of the family. Her happy smile, vibrant cheer and eternal optimism will be missed by all. May she rest in peace.
Friends may call Friday, April 8, 2011 from 2-4pm at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday at the funeral home. Jean's nephew, Pastor Steve Carlsen will conduct the service.