Marvin Christiansen, 1927-2015

Published 10:34 am Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Marvin George Christiansen, 88, of Hartland died Friday, July 3, 2015, at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community in Albert Lea. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Albert Lea. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at United Methodist Church in Albert Lea and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home of Wells is in charge of arrangements. Please see to leave online condolences.

Marvin Christiansen

Marvin Christiansen

Marvin George was born March 20, 1927, in Freeborn, the son of George and Martha (Stoddard) Christiansen. On Oct. 8, 1946, he was united in marriage to Lois Christensen at Freeborn Congregational Church. Marvin and Lois farmed near Hartland their whole married life. Marvin honorably served his country in the United States Navy. He was a member of United Methodist Church of Albert Lea. Marvin enjoyed golfing, playing cards and woodworking.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren and watching them grow.

Marvin is survived by two daughters, Diane (Glen) Schumann of Winona and Sharleen (Mike) LaRue of Topeka, Kansas; one son, Dana (Sylvia) Christiansen, of Hartland; nine grandchildren, Jamie (Tracy) Martinson of Prior Lake, Darci (Brian) Prodzinski of Winona, Teri Thiele of Story City, Iowa, Audra Christiansen (Mark Helminiak and his son, Max) of River Falls, Wisconsin, Angela (Tim) Huse of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Nicole (Chris) Gable of Elliot City, Maryland, Britta (Jeff) Gilbert of Falls Church, Virginia, Kari Schumann of New York City and Tresa Schumann of Columbia, Maryland; 19 great-grandchildren; and siblings Leona Schwartz of Northfield, Edith Lee of Staples, Art Christiansen of Albert Lea and Elvira (Elmer) Young of New Richland.

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He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of 68 years, Lois; and brother, Lyle Christiansen.