August 1, 1920 - December 27, 2007
Edith D. Christianson, age 87, of Minneota, died at the Avera Marshall Medical Center on Thursday, December 27, 2007. Memorial Services will be 1:30 P.M. Saturday, June 21, 2008 at the Hope Lutheran Church in Minneota. Burial will be in the Hope Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be just prior to the service. Edith was born August 1, 1920 in Lucas Township, Lyon County to Herman and Francis Volkman. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at Silo Lutheran Church in Cottonwood, Minnesota, where she grew up. On September 17, 1938, she was united in marriage to Elmer Christianson at Silo Lutheran Church parsonage in Cottonwood. After their marriage Elmer and Edith resided in many places--Canby, New Ulm, Madelia, Marietta, San Francisco, Pouce Coupe, Saskatchewan, Phoenix and Tucson but always returned to live in Minneota. Over the years she had two sons and two daughters in which she played the major role in their nurturing and upbringing as Elmer worked to support the family. She enjoyed crocheting and sewing and making clothes for her children. She was a member of the Hope Lutheran Ladies Aid and Circles. In New Ulm she was on the Altar Guild at Our Saviors Lutheran Church. She especially liked raising African Violets which she sold to grocery stores in New Ulm. In Minneota she occasionally worked in L. R. Christianson’s Law Office and delivered Meals on Wheels. She is survived by 2 sons; Rodney of Anchorage, Alaska and Jerry of Minneota; 2 daughters, Barbara Youngquist of Wilmington, North Carolina and Connie Petersen of Green Valley, Arizona; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; and one brother, Roy. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer; 3 brothers, Hiram, Donald, Harland; 3 sisters, Eunice, Dorothy and Lois; and a grandson, Rodney Leon. God bless the memory that the family and friends have of Edith. A memorial service at Hope Lutheran will be announced at a later date when family members and friends can get together. Blessed be her memory.
Edith D. Christianson, age 87, of Minneota, died at the Avera Marshall Medical Center on Thursday, December 27, 2007. Memorial Services will be 1:30 P.M. Saturday, June 21, 2008 at the Hope Lutheran Church in Minneota. Burial will be in the... View Obituary & Service Information
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