Mary Christopherson, 1955-2016

Published 9:00 am Sunday, November 13, 2016

Funeral services for Mary (Nyenhuis) Christopherson, 61, of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Matt Hundley will officiate. Interment will be at Bohemian National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Tuesday. Online condolences are welcome at

Mary Christopherson

Mary Christopherson

Mary died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.

Mary (Nyenhuis) Christopherson was born July 10, 1955, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Henry and Georgia (Kermes) Nyenhuis. She grew up in Hayward and graduated from Albert Lea High School. On Sept. 14, 1974, she was united in marriage to Oscar Christopherson. Mary worked as a nurse’s assistant since 1973. She worked at St. John’s Lutheran Community, cared for patients at their homes and retired from Lake Mills Care Center.

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Mary enjoyed cross stitch, garage sales, Bible study and spending time with family and friends.

Mary is survived by her husband, Oscar; daughters Mickey (Mike Clayton) Hedeen and Clara (Gaylan) Wachlin; grandchildren Bryant, Bryce, Brandon, Jared and Kailey; siblings Harry (Karen) Nyenhuis, John Nyenhuis and Ann (Earl) Lynne; sister-in-law, Karen (Craig) Dillavou; brother-in-law, Glen (Renee) Christopherson; and many nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents Georgia and Henry Nyenhuis; in-laws Ruth and Gerhard Haugrud and Clair Christopherson; and son-in-law, TJ Hedeen.