April 10, 2018


Eva Clara Jentzen, 98, of Carroll, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018, at Regency Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll with Father Kevin Richter as celebrant. Music for the Mass will be by the Holy Spirit choir with Barb McDermott as organist. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.

Visitation will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the time of Mass. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Eva’s family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

Born Aug. 24, 1919, near Dedham, Iowa, she was a daughter of Joseph and Anna (Zitzlsperger) Bayer. She attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Dedham through the eighth grade. Eva was married to Harley Jentzen on April 25, 1949, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dedham by Father Pick. The couple made their home in Carroll where Harley worked for Farner-Bocken and Eva was a homemaker. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church where she served on the church guild. Eva enjoyed crocheting, knitting, baking and sewing.

Eva is survived by her daughter, Donna Jentzen Walker, of Alexandria, Virginia; a son, Tom Jentzen, of Lacey, Washington; four grandchildren: Kristine Jentzen, John Jentzen, Lindsay Jentzen and Stacey Walker; one great-grandson, Ben; and a sister, Rita Williams.

Eva was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harley, in 1990; three brothers: Gene, Russell and Harold; and a son, John.