Milton Christenson, 81, of Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 14, 2003

Funeral services for Milton R. Christenson, age 81, of Albert Lea will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 16, 2003, at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Rev. John Holt will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Freeborn County veterans organizations. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today, Sunday, June 15, 2003, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church.

Milton died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at his home in Albert Lea.

Milton R.

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Christenson was born Dec. 28, 1921, to J. Oscar and Mabel O. (Bratten) Christenson in Albert Lea. He attended school in Manchester and Albert Lea. On Sept. 27, 1941, Milton was united in marriage to Virginia M. Chase in Albert Lea. He served in the United States Army during WWII.

Milton worked as a gas welder for Scotsman Ice Machines.

He enjoyed gardening, hunting and watching sports, especially the Vikings.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia of Albert Lea; children: Kathy and husband, Mike Callahan of Ellendale, Jerry and wife, Pam Christenson of Emmons, Harold and wife, Joan Christenson of Hastings, Minn., Milton (Mick) and wife, Karolyn Christenson of Owatonna, and Mark Christenson of Sioux Falls, S.D.; grandchildren: Lori and husband, Craig Eggers, Chris and wife, Lori Callahan, Jennifer and husband, Chad Hacker, Lisa and husband, Ryan Novaczyk, Jordann Kunkel, Jeremy Christenson, Josh Christenson and special friend Michelle Nelson, Jerry and wife Monika Chappee, Kim Christenson and Mike Coon, Shelley and husband Paul Dotson, James and wife Lara Christenson, Steven Christenson, David and wife Cheri Christenson, Jason Christenson, Sue and husband, Tim Sullivan, Steve and wife, Nancy Lukens, Patty and husband, Jim Hove, Mellissa Wattand, Becky and husband, Adam Reim, Cory Christenson, Daniel Christenson, Steven Christenson, Nathan Christenson, Alex Christenson, and Jacob Christenson; and 27 great-grandchildren.

Milton was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Helen Tronstad and Dorothy Weik; and his granddaughter, Elizabeth.