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Mena E. CHRISTENSEN 1855-1936


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 4/10/2023 at 13:43:57

Mena E. Christensen
(September 28, 1855 January 30, 1936)

The Obituary of Mrs. Christensen
Mrs. Mena Elise Christensen, maiden name Meyer, was born at Brovst Sogn Jutland, Denmark, September 28, 1855 and died January 30, 1936 in her home in Gilmore City, 80 years of age. Deceased came to this country in her early 20s to Clarks Grove, Minnesota, where on November 19, 1873 she was joined in marriage to John A. Christensen. From there they moved to Manson, Iowa where Mr. Christensen worked on a farm until he began to farm for himself, afterwards moving to the Gilmore City vicinity where they farmed for many years, moving to Gilmore City in 1909.
The deceased had lived in town and community for fifty years and was held in the high esteem by a host of friends.
Ten children were born to this union. Those living are: Mrs. J. P. Hansen of Gilmore City; Edmund of Storm Lake; Lewis of Bijou Hills, S. D.; Mrs. J. C. January of San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Henry Olsen of Dell Rapids, S. D.; Mrs. Jack Wall of Gilmore City; Mrs. Carl B. Lewis of Casper, Wyo. Three children preceded their mother in death: Frederick and Alfred who died in early childhood and Leonard who died in 1921 at the age of 21. She also leaves 17 grandchildren, and 10 great grand children, besides 2 sisters and a brother in Denmark. These all mourn the passing away of a beloved mother, grandmother and sister. The deceased was baptized in Geneva Lake, Minnesota in 1880 and united with the Clark Grove church where he husband had previously united. Together they became charter members of the Gilmore Baptist church when that church was organized, July 14, 1883. Mr. Christensen passed away eleven years ago. Funeral services were conducted by the pastor, Reverend P. C. Larsen. Rev. C. F. Hansen conducted the service at the home and together with Rev. A. Petersen, both former pastors and Rev. E. Mils Hall, pastor of the Methodist church, assisted in the church. The Rev. Larsen preached the funeral sermon from Rev. 21:1-5, and read the obituary. The M. E. Quartet sang beautiful selections with Miss Esther Hansen pianist. Burial was in Marble Valley Cemetery. There were many beautiful floral offerings. [Source Gilmore City Enterprise, Gilmore City, Iowa, Thursday, Feb. 6, 1936, p.1]


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