|10/31/2018 9:22:00 AM|
Janice M.Christensen, 82
Janice M. Christensen, 82, of Maple Lake died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids as a result of complications with pneumonia.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at Bethany Bible Church in Big Lake with Pastor Mark Snider officiating. A luncheon will follow the service. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, both at Bethany Bible Church in Big Lake. Burial will take place at Maple Lake Community Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Samaritan's Purse.
Janice is survived by her husband, Kenneth; children, Cheryl (Mark) Orluck of Buffalo, Alan Christensen of Zimmerman, Karen (Bob) Rice of Buffalo and Andy (Jen) Christensen of Silver Creek; grandchildren, Peter, Beth, Eric, Amy, Andrew, Nathan, Daniel, Cory, Luke, Carson, Jackson and Marcus; great-grandchildren, Paige, Jamie, Bella, Elijah, Noah, Liam, Juliette, Lorelei and Grady and Owen; and stepbrother, Harvey (Carolyn) Bergstrom of Fargo, North Dakota.
Janice Mae Christensen was born Nov. 27, 1935, at Andrews Hospital in Minneapolis to Ellsworth and Gertrude (Fresvold) Erickson. She grew up in Columbia Heights and graduated from Columbia Heights High School. On July 31, 1955, Janice was united in marriage to Kenneth Christensen at First Lutheran Church in Columbia Heights. They lived in Columbia Heights, Fargo, North Dakota, Brooklyn Center, Champlin, and in 1999 they moved to rural Maple Lake. Janice worked as a medical transcriptionist at Golden Valley Clinic for 12 years, retiring in 1998. Giving to others and serving them was a large part of her life including delivering meals on wheels, helping friends and family with preparing meals, doing laundry and cleaning. Janice enjoyed reading, singing, taking photos, baking cookies, fishing, and shopping. She cherished her time with the Word, especially in Bible study. Janice loved the time she shared with family.
Casket bearers: Janice's grandsons.
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