Marilyn “Pepper” Jensen

July 1, 1926 ~ November 8, 2013


Pepper Jensen, 87, Sioux Falls, died Friday, November 08, 2013, with her family at her side, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls. “She was with us when we came into this world and we were with her when she quietly left this world.”

Per Peppers wishes, there will be no services at this time.

Pepper married Buck Jensen 9/21/1946 and together they ran a group of restaurants, most notable Anderson Café.

Left to cherish her memories is her children: Pamela Herr-Johnson, Randy & Lisa Jensen; her grandchildren: Ryan Herr, Lacey Jensen, Tess Jensen; one sister: Phyllis; nieces, nephews, and many good friends.

Pepper was preceded in death by her husband, Buck; her parents: Pete and Myrtle Paulson; three siblings: Wally, LaVone and Norma; and son-in-law, John Johnson.

Buck and Pepper are together again.

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  • Koni Sims says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Pepper was a special person. Thoughts and prayers are with you. God’s Blessings. Koni Sims

  • Char Swenson says:

    Pam,Randy,Family….you are in my thoughts and prayers with the loss of your mother. May you feel strength & comfort in the days ahead. Pepper was a beautiful woman.

  • julie swenson (hUGER) says:

    Pam,Randy,and family,so sorry to here about the loss of your mom she was a neat lady,Swenson family sends our condolences lots of great memories at Andersons eating great cooking awesome steaks thoughts and prayers are with you all Mike Peg and Julie Kevin

  • Holly Swenson says:

    Dear Pam and family, We are thinking of you and sending our sympathy to you in the loss of your Mom. She was always so pretty and put together. Both Bobby and I have our own fond family memories of getting to go out to eat at Anderson Cafe as kids.
    Take care & hold the special memories close. Bobby, Holly & Luke Swenson

  • Don Heidinger says:

    Pam & Randy: So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was one of the sweetest person I meet. When I was around she always made me fill special. She was one of A kind and a sweetheart and will be missed by all that new hear. This brings back memories of the days at the truck stop and stopping buy the house, doors always open and always welcome to stop in. May you find peace in your hearts to know that your parents are once together again. Good bless you. Dinger

  • Andrea says:


    I am so sorry you never got the chance to know your great-granddaughter. She is 6 years old right now and I know that now you are smiling down upon her from heaven. Madelyn would have loved to know you. You are in our prayers.

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