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Katisha Evangeline (Henschel) Jensen
December 9, 1991 - October 9, 2017
The gates of heaven swung open to accept a new angel, Katisha, age 25, on October 9, 2017. Katisha passed away peacefully at her home in Brookfield surrounded by her loving family after a short, but valiant, battle with cancer.
Katisha was born on December 9, 1991, in Neenah, Wisconsin to James and Kara (Worm) Henschel. She graduated from Neenah High School in 2010 and continued her education at the Bellin School of Nursing where she graduated in 2015. During her studies, she met the love of her life, Ted Jensen, and they were married on September 10, 2016.
Katisha is survived by her loving husband, Ted; her parents, James and Kara Henschel; her brother, Jordyn Henschel; grandparents, John and Joyette Worm and Vera Henschel. She is further survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Marlyn and Marilyn Henschel; cousin, Tanner Henschel; and great-grandmother, Gertrude Worm.
Katisha was an inspiring woman whose primary passion was caring for others through her career as a registered nurse at Aurora Sinai Hospital in Milwaukee, WI. Her happiest moments were spent traveling with her husband, including a special honeymoon trip to Thailand. Katisha loved animals of all kinds, making frequent visits to the Milwaukee County Zoo, and becoming an adoring owner of two adopted dogs, Paisley and George, and a cat, Pepper. As a young adult, she enjoyed working as a camp leader in Onaway, mentoring youth on their way to becoming young adults. She also enjoyed the many camping experiences she had with her family, even though she politely declined the invitations from her brother to join him on fishing and hunting excursions. Katisha lived each day to the fullest with the most cheerful disposition. Her infectious smile and genuine laugh will be dearly missed by everyone she knew.
A gathering to celebrate Katisha's life will be on Friday, October 13, 2017, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at New Hope Lutheran Church 1850 American Dr. Neenah, and will continue on Sat-urday, October 14 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the church. A funeral service will be held on Sat-urday at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Jeff Prewitt officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Amanda Kong and the oncology team at Froedtert Memorial Hospital for all the compassionate care shown to Katisha.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be allocated to Camp Onaway and the Humane Society of Wisconsin.
If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfuneralhomeinc.com.
"Shop till you drop, Peaches. We will love and miss you always." Ted
Paress Huebner wrote on October 16, 2017
Sending so much love and healing to all of Katisha'a friends and family members. It's strange I hardly knew Katisha ( I helped her and Ted find their condo last year), but in that short time working with her and getting to know her, she left such an impact on me. She was a constant source of optimism and the epitome of JOY. Her and Ted's love and respect for one another was blatant and tangible. Her love and support of her parents and siblings who I also had the honor of meeting briefly was also beautiful. Katisha was blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful, loving people and I don't doubt that she blessed everyone in her life as well- friends, families and patients. My deepest, deepest sympathies. May Katisha's love of life and people live on and shine through all of us.
John & Kathy Gumbert wrote on October 14, 2017
Please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of your lovely beloved wife. It is now your turn to be brave, Ted, as you face life without her. She's waiting for you - for as long as it takes. Cherish the memories always.
Jim Kuenster wrote on October 13, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I was Katisha's English teacher in eighth grade at Shattuck, and I was sad to hear her story. She was so kind, funny, and genuinely caring. She's one of those students who left her mark in a humble way. God bless all of you.
Tim and Dianne McDowell(Donna LaMarche) wrote on October 13, 2017
God Bless you and your family during this sad time. Just wanted you to know that we are thinking of you. May you rest in the peace of knowing that one day we will be together in heaven.
Sara Westgor-Whiteside wrote on October 13, 2017
Dear Kara and entire family,
My sincerest condolences to all of you; there are no words to say at a time like this but please remember that there are so many of us who love you and care for you. You are all in our prayers. God Bless You ALL ~~ Sara & Mike
Tom, Tammy and Lyndsay Ewing wrote on October 12, 2017
Praying for your family. Even though we did not know her, Molly Ewing is our daughter in law and her family is our family. May peace be with each one of you, knowing that one day you will see her again.
Mr. Buboltz wrote on October 12, 2017
My sincere condolences to your family at this time. I certainly remember Katisha in my ninth grade Global Studies class at Neenah High School. I distinctly remember her warm heart even as a teenager. She was a beautiful and compassionate young lady. My heart aches for you. May you all find peace in your time of sorrow.
Polly (Miller) Ebben wrote on October 12, 2017
John, Kara and Family,
My deepest sympathies on Katisha's passing. She was the sweetest girl and my heart breaks for all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I hope with the help of the Lord you can somehow find a way to live on without this amazing soul by your side. You will see her again and she is pain free and in the arms of her savior. God bless you all.
Kathy Lochner wrote on October 12, 2017
I worked with Katisha at JoToGo what a delightful young lady, her smile, her upbeat personality, just a joy to know God Bless
Lisa (Popp) Hoffman wrote on October 11, 2017
My sincerest heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I am at a loss for words really. Just wanted you to know that an elementary friend of Kara's has you all in her thoughts and prayers.