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Marie Christensen

June 12, 1925 April 17, 2017
Marie Christensen
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Obituary for Marie Christensen

Worthington, MN

Marie Christensen, age 91, was born on June 12, 1925. She grew up on a farm near Round Lake, MN. Marie met and married Donald Christensen on February 19, 1953, at the First Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN.
Marie enjoyed volunteering at her church functions, playing cards & games with friends and family, cooking, baking, and gardening, but most of all spending quality time with her children and grandchildren.
Marie passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017, surrounded by her family at her home, the Meadows, where she lived for 16 years. She considered all of the staff – family!!
Marie was a wonderful, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She will truly be missed by all whose hearts she touched.
Marie is survived by her four children, Denny (Julie) Christensen, Donna (Bruce) Kempema, Gene Christensen, and Doug (Julie) Christensen; 11 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Izella Waage, two brothers, Lars and Martin Waage, her husband, Donald, one great grandson, Dylan Froderman, and one super brother-in-law, Glen Christensen.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Jeannette McCormick officiating. Casket bearers will be Marie’s grandsons, Greg Kempema, Chad Kempema, Daren Christensen, Jason Christensen, Joe Christensen, and Ben Christensen. Honorary bearers will be her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN and also one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

19

Apr

5:00 PM 4/19/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/19/2017 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Visitation

Thursday

20

Apr

9:30 AM 4/20/2017 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 4/20/2017 10:30:00 AM
First Lutheran Church

1200 4th Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

First Lutheran Church
1200 4th Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Thursday

20

Apr

10:30 AM 4/20/2017 10:30:00 AM
First Lutheran Church

1200 4th Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

First Lutheran Church
1200 4th Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

29600 County Highway 35
Worthington, MN 56187

29600 County Highway 35 Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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