Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. & 1 hour before the service at the church
Blooming Prairie Funeral Home
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Red Oak Grove Church
Red Oak Grove Lutheran Cemetery
Clinton LaVerne Christianson, age 96 of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Prairie Manor Care Center with family members at his side. Clinton was born April 16, 1920 to Ingebret and Betsy (Egtvet) Christianson on the family farm in Udolpho Township, Mower County as the youngest of 10 children. Clinton attended Country School District 119 in Freeborn County. On November 10, 1943, he was united in marriage to Adeline Kerling at St. Augustine Catholic Church Parsonage in Austin, MN. In their younger years, they enjoyed roller skating and playing cards with friends. The couple farmed together until 1998 when they sold the farmhouse and moved into Blooming Prairie. After retirement, they enjoyed casinos, country drives and many road trips with friends to various parts of the U.S. Clinton enjoyed talking with anyone about anything – especially farming. He was known for his unique sense of humor.
Clinton is survived by his spouse Adeline of Prairie Manor, Blooming Prairie; his daughters Kathryn (James) Govostes of Sandy, Utah, Darlene Christianson of Blooming Prairie, MN, Marsha (John) O’Neil of Andover, MN; four grandchildren, Nicole (Joaquin) Avila, Jenna Govostes, John O’Neil and Joseph O’Neil; four great-grandsons, Leevi Avila, Avery Avila, Joshua O’Neil and Jack O’Neil; sister in-law Frieda (Raymond) Christianson of Blooming Prairie, MN; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Ingebret and Betsy Christianson; nine siblings, Leon Christianson, Berthel Christianson, Ruby Christianson, Irene Filley, Paul Christianson, Kenneth Christianson, Nordean Christianson, Borghild Detwiler and Raymond Christianson.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church in rural Austin with Pastor Lindsay Stolen officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00–7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home and one hour before the service at the church. Interment will be in Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Austin. Memorials can be directed to Prairie Manor Care Center, Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church or recipient of donor’s choice. A special thanks to the staff at Prairie Manor for the wonderful care they gave Clinton during the last 2 ½ years of his life. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.
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