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Christensen, Liane (1923 - 2017)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 9/10/2017 at 20:03:09

Name of deceased: Liane Christensen (born Maximiliane Wilhelmine Manhard)

Aged: 94 yrs, 7 mo, 11 days

Residence: Harlan, IA (formerly of Kimballton, IA)

Born: Jan. 13, 1923; Gauting, Germany; Immigrated to the U.S. in 1947 with her American husband; became a U.S. citizen in 1950

Died: Aug. 24, 2017; Salem Lutheran Home, Elk Horn, IA

Funeral services: Saturday, Sep. 9, 2017; Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kimballton, IA

Survived by: Children, Herb (spouse, Brenda) Christensen of Council Bluffs, IA, Jim (spouse, Debbie) Christensen of Adel, IA, Dean (spouse, Faye) Christensen of Omaha, NE, Debra Larson of Harlan, IA, and Denise (spouse, Larry) Buttry of Harlan, IA; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; nephew, Manfred Manhard of Painten, Germany; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Jakob and Magdalena (nee Schaffner) Manhard; sister, Marianne; brother, Max; husband, Arnold; grandson, Jacob

Education: attended school in Germany until Grade 8

Religious affiliation: Lutheran; member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kimballton, IA, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Ladies Circle

Military service: n/a

Marriage: Arnold Christensen; July 9, 1947; married at the Lutheran Church in Gauting, Germany

Employment: Liane and her sister would ride the train to work in Munich, Germany, for a few years after leaving school as a young teenager. With the start of World War II, she was called to work at the Dornier Aircraft Company, which manufactured aircraft designs for the military. After WWII and her marriage and move to the United States, she was a housewife and kept the books for their business; she also worked part-time in later years to help Arnold. Liane and Arnold took great pride in their establishment, “Arnolds.”

Hobbies/Interests: avid sports fan of baseball, football, golf, soccer and hockey; loved to travel, including back to her native Germany; knitting; crocheting; cooking

Sources: harlanonline.com; kjan.com; knodfm.com; 965ksom.com; gsfuneral.com


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