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May 9, 1934 – Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Service Information
St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church – Lester Prairie
Saturday, March 25, 2017
2:00 p.m.

Visitation Information
St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church – Lester Prairie
Friday, March 24, 2017
4-7 p.m. and one hour prior

Vernon Russell Christenson, age 82, of Winsted passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.
Vern was born on May 9, 1934 in Rosewood Township, Minnesota the son of Emil & Myrtle (Johnson) Christenson.
Vernon graduated from Milan High School in 1952.
On December 12, 1964 Vernon R. Christenson and Marsha K. Harms were joined in holy marriage in Buffalo Center, IA. God blessed their marriage with four children.
Vern was a hardworking man! He was formerly employed as a manager at the Grain Elevator in Buffalo, Slayton and retired from Winsted.
Vern loved all Minnesota sports but was an avid Vikings fan! He enjoyed building relationships with people and always loved a good joke.
He was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. He also enjoyed helping with St. Paul’s Sandwich Ministry and Meals on Wheels in Winsted.
Survived by children: Scott (Susan) Christenson, Beth Bartholomew and special friend Paul Becker, Ranae (Blaine) Eichstadt, and Darrin Christenson and special friend Krista Yoch; grandchildren: Scott Christenson Jr., Erik Eichstadt, Jakob Eichstadt and Paige Christenson; a sister: Lois (Charles) Sahr; sisters-in-law: Virginia (Brian) Juhl and Roxanne (David) Lewandowski; further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents: Emil and Myrtle Christenson, wife: Marsha K. Christenson, brother: Clint Christenson, sisters Erma Erickson, Clarice Ward, Myrtle Johnson and a twin sister: Vivian Molden.
Memorial service for Vernon Christenson will be held on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.
A visitation will be held on Friday, March 24th from 4-7 PM at the church. Further visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday, March 25th, 2017.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.
Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. The Class of 1952

    The graduating class of 1952 wishes to extend their deepest sympathy to the family of Vernon Christenson.
    He was always interested in keeping the class together and keeping everyone informed of our classmates news.
    He was present at every class reunion ever held.
    May his soul rest in peace.
    The Class of 1952

  2. Matt & Tina McMillan

    Thoughts to your entire family. Hugs during this difficult time. Matt & Tina

  3. Lyle Landowski

    I remember working with Vern during the Winsted Elevator days. I will remember him as a hard working fellow, always ready with a joke. Rest easy my friend. Lyle Landowski


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