OBITUARY - Tawnja Alexandra Jensen

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Tawnja Alexandra Jensen, age 44 of Big Lake, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital of St. Cloud.  Funeral services  Thursday June 12, 2014 at 4 PM at Bridgeview Assembly of God Church, 20500 County Road 11, Big Lake.  Pastor Brad Hunt will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral at the church.  There will be a private interment.  Funeral arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.

Tawnja was born on January 18, 1970 to Donald and Kathleen “Kay” (Merwin) Nicolai.  She grew up in the Monticello area and graduated from Rivercrest Christian Academy in 1988.  She then attended and graduated from the St. Cloud Modeling College.  She was a hair stylist and cosmetologist and owned and operated “Cowlicks to Curls” in Rogers for ten years.  She had made her home in Big Lake for many years.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 25 years, James;  her three loving sons Cameron M., Dalton J., and Cole M.;  father Don Nicolai;  and two sisters Roberta Nicolai and Senja Nicolai.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Kay.        

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