Stoughton/Madison - Jenna M Furseth, age 33, passed away on Sunday February 18th from an accidental overdose.

Jenna was born June 20th, 1984 to Dan & Cathy Furseth. She and her older brother Dustin grew up working and playing alongside their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins on the family farm. She was proud to be called a farmer's daughter, and her childhood was filled with dance lessons, farm animals (especially cats), 4-H projects, music, church youth activities, choirs, sports, and excelling at school. She especially loved summer Sundays spent with family at the cottage on Lake Kegonsa. At an early age, Jenna learned to play piano and sing, which were talents she enjoyed into adulthood. She graduated from Stoughton high school in 2002 and from UW Madison in 2006 with a Bachelors degree in Scandinavian Studies. Jenna had a love for language, music, and all things creative. She enjoyed spending time throughout her life crafting, drawing, painting and creating beautiful cards and gifts she shared with others. Jenna had a wonderful heart and found joy in helping others. It was only natural that she would eventually work in the food and hospitality industry. Her smile could light up a room, she was always quick to laugh, or to offer a helping hand. Jenna worked, served, and socialized with so many wonderful people over the years, which eventually lead her to meet Brian. Together they had their son, James, in which Jenna found her true passion - motherhood. She loved James more than anything. He brought her new motivation in life, the responsibility of being a parent. James made her smile, and brought her joy. He was all Jenna talked about, and talking about him made her glow. In our hearts we know Jenna would never have willingly left behind her son and those she loved so deeply.

Jenna is survived by the love of her life, her son James Sebak; James' father, Brian Sebak; parents, Dan & Cathy; brother, Dustin (Hannah); nephew, Sander; grandmother, Donna Olson; and many extended relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Arnold and June Furseth; and maternal grandfather, Roger Olson. Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Cress Funeral Home in Stoughton, and from 9:30 AM until the time of services Friday at church. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 2, 2018 at First Lutheran Church, 310 E Washington Street, Stoughton, with Rev. Bill Lehman officiating. Friends and relatives are invited to a luncheon, immediately following the services, in the church fellowship hall. Private burial will take place in Wheeler Prairie Cemetery. A memorial fund has been set up for her son James. The Furseth/Sebak Memorial Fund, c/o McFarland State Bank, 207 South Forrest Street, Stoughton, WI 53589.

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Cress Funeral Service
206 W. Prospect Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
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