Yvonne Christensen, 1930-2016

Published 8:55 am Friday, December 30, 2016

Funeral services for Yvonne Marie Christensen, 86, of Freeborn will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church in Hartland. The Rev. Mark Hillmer will officiate. Interment will be at Freeborn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Yvonne Christensen

Yvonne Christensen

Yvonne died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at New Richland Care Center.

Yvonne Marie Christensen was born July 6, 1930, in rural New Richland, the daughter of Martin and Anna (Johnson) Amley. She attended country school, New Richland High School and one year at Winona State College. On Dec. 31, 1950, Yvonne married Leslie J. Christensen at the parsonage in Freeborn. Yvonne was a member of Cross of Glory Lutheran Church. She was active in church circle and home extension. Yvonne enjoyed sewing, crocheting, reading, crafts and traveling.

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Yvonne is survived by her husband, Leslie; daughters Cindy (John) Miller, BethAnn (Jerry) Kroeger and Lesley (Craig) Wenzel; grandchildren Tiffany (Joel) Kriesel, Jennifer (Kelly) Anderson, Brandon (Angela) Kroeger, Kara (Matt) Wilkenson, Lynsey (T.J.) Lindholm, and Kyle (Laura) Wenzel; nine great-grandchildren and two more expected; brother, Gene Amley; sister-in- law, Jean Amley; and several nieces and nephews.

Yvonne was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Joan (Lloyd) Bartness and Bonnie (Lloyd) Cooper; brother, Harold Amley; sister-in- law, Nola Amley; and foster sister, Esther Brusven.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association or Mayo Clinic Hospice.