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Viola E. Christensen

May 31, 1928 — September 14, 2015

Viola “Vi” E. Christensen, 87, of Humboldt, passed away September 14, 2015 at the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church in Humboldt with the Rev. J.K. Raether and Rev. Aaron Flatau officiating. Interment will be in Zion Cemetery, Beaver Township. Visitation is from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the church. The Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vi is survived by her two children and their spouses, Cheryl and Gary Miller of Humboldt, and Charles and Marci Christensen of Bayfield, Colorado; and grandchildren and their spouses, Heather and Steve Macleod of Humboldt and Heidi and Joseph McCullough of Thor. Vi was blessed with three great grandchildren, Owen and Hallie Macleod and Jonathon McCullough; five sisters, Ione Neumann, Darlene Gehl, Elaine Reusch, Isabelle Koster, and Evie Morin; and two brothers, Lyle Beeck and Bernard Beeck. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerhard and Hulda Beeck; husband, Charles; daughter, Audrey Ann; brother, Lester Beeck; and sister, Irene Schuur.

Viola Elizabeth Beeck, the daughter of Gerhard and Hulda (Preuss) Beeck, was born May 31, 1928 at Round Lake, Minnesota. She was baptized on January 26, 1931 in Worthington, Minnesota and confirmed On April 19, 1942 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fulda, Minnesota. On February 4, 1951, she was united in marriage to Charles Christensen at St. Paul’s in Fulda and the couple made their home at Worthington, Minnesota. Vi worked as the fashion manager for Montgomery Wards. In 1973, she and Charles built their new home on Fulda Lake where they made their home for 17 years. They then moved to Humboldt to be closer to their daughter, Cheryl. Mr. Christensen passed away in May of 2012 and Vi continued to maintain her home in Humboldt.
While living in Fulda, Vi was very active in her church, it’s bible studies and organizations, especially We Care We Share. She enjoyed Saturday night church, her Sunday afternoons listening to the Lutheran Hour, and polka music on New Ulm radio station KNUJ. Vi and Chuck were avid ballroom dancers and after retirement, golfed everyday. The Minnesota Twins and Vikings were always on her TV and she became a Iowa Hawkeye fan after moving to Iowa. Vi wrote many children’s stories and had them recorded onto cassette tapes. She was a tremendous cook and her homemade dinner rolls were always a staple at any family dinner. She especially cherished the time she could spend with her great-grandchildren.
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