Leonard Christianson, 63, Northwood, Iowa

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 3, 2005

Leonard Keith Christianson, 63, of Northwood, Iowa, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, in Northwood.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at First Lutheran Church, 309 North 9th St., Northwood, with Reverend Wayne Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the South Shell Rock Cemetery in rural Northwood.

Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. on Friday at the Conner Colonial Chapel, 1008 First Ave. South, Northwood, and one hour prior to service time on Saturday, at the church.

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Leonard Keith Christianson was born on April 21, 1942, in Northwood, Iowa, the son of Klinerd Christianson and Ilah (Lum) Hillman. He graduated from Hartland No. 1 rural country grade school near Northwood, and graduated from Northwood-Kensett High School in 1960. Leonard also graduated from Hamilton Business College in Mason City with an accounting degree.

He was united in marriage to Frances Land on June 21, 1963, in Glenville, Minnesota. Leonard

worked as a bookkeeper for Helgeson Motor Company in Lake Mills and in 1970, he began working as a bookkeeper for Northwood Motors and was working there at the time of his death. Leonard also clerked for Low’s Auction Service in Northwood.

He enjoyed playing Yahtzee, cards, watching Tennis and the game show network on TV, baking, fishing, and buying lottery tickets, but his great love and enjoyment was his family and grandchildren.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Northwood.

Left to cherish his memory are his children: Linda Ouverson and her husband Neil, Lorna Christianson, and Lon and his wife Jody Christianson all of Northwood; nine grandchildren: Tim Ouverson, Senior Airman Dan Ouverson, and Kaity and Kylie Ouverson, Quincey and Raegen Reyerson, Kail and Emily Christianson and Seth Holstad; three brothers: Gary Christianson and his wife Mary Ann of Northwood, Howard Christianson and (Suzanne) of Sunnyvale, Calif., and C.K. Christianson and his wife Mary of Northwood; two sisters: Cheryl Henrikson and her husband Scott of Gordonsville, and Cathy Callahan and her husband Tony of Colorado Springs, Colo.; an aunt, Harriet Mork of Dresser, Wisc., as well as other relatives and many friends.

His parents preceded him in death.