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Jamie Dinesen

September 25, 1956 — April 9, 2012

Jamie Sue (Hendricks) Dinesen, age 55 of Cannon Falls, passed away at home on Monday, April 9, 2012. Jamie was born on September 25, 1956 in Oakland, CA, the only child of James Edwin Hendricks and Miriam Louise (Lenhart) Hendricks. She graduated in 1974 from San Leandro High School, and went on to attend Long Beach State University. She later received her Associates Degree in Nursing from Chabot College in Hayward, CA, and graduated in 1979 with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Holy Names University in Oakland, CA. Jamie had worked as a registered nurse at Kaiser Hospital in Hayward, CA until 1989, when she married Don Dinesen on June 17, 1989 in San Rafael, CA, and decided to stay at home and raise their children. In 1998, they moved from CA to River Falls, WI. They later moved to Cannon Falls in 2004, and had attended Riverwood Community Church. She loved being a nurse and taking care of people. Another passion of hers was rescuing all animals, especially horses, dogs and cats. She is survived by her husband of nearly 23 years, Don; son, Jason Dinesen of Burnsville; daughter, Elizabeth and Vinnie Whaley of Cannon Falls; granddaughter, Luciana; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary Andersen of Afton and her children, Erik, Jennifer and Kristen Andersen, Bill and Terri Dinesen of Granite Falls and their children, Matthew, Ryan and Michelle Dinesen, and Rick and Mary Dinesen of Woodbury and their children, Isak and Joanna Dinesen. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Steve Andersen. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 20 from 5-8 p.m. at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m., with visitation from 1-2 p.m. at Riverwood Community Church (at their new location, just ½ mile west of Lundberg Funeral Home on Hwy 19), with Pastor Paul Paurus officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to RAGOM - Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota, Suite 120, 5800 Baker Road, Minnetonka, MN 55345, or; Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation, 10990 State Highway 73, Pittsville, WI 54466, or; and His Arms Kenya, Attn: Nancy Rowe, USA Coordinator, c/o His Arms Kenya Orphan Sponsorship Program, 1430 6th Avenue, Baldwin, WI 54002, or

Funeral Home: Lundberg Funeral Home 5839 Hwy 19 Blvd Cannon Falls, MN US 55009

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Friday, April 20, 2012
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lundberg Funeral Home

5839 Hwy 19 Blvd
Cannon Falls, MN 55009

Saturday, April 21, 2012
2:00 PM
Riverwood Community Church

5343 Hwy 19 Blvd
Cannon Falls, MN 55009

Visitation also at church from 1-2 pm

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