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Charlotte Elizabeth Christensen

Charlotte Elizabeth Christensen

June 9, 1943 - April 21, 2013

WHEATON - Funeral Service for Charlotte Elizabeth Christensen will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Wheaton, Minnesota with Rev. Darrell Boe officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, April 24th from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service and Time of Sharing at the Ranney-Bainbridge Funeral Home in Wheaton. Visitation will continue Thursday morning one hour prior to service time at the church. Interment will be in Assumption/Calvary Cemetery in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The Ranney-Bainbridge Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charlotte Elizabeth (Lucius) Christensen was born on June 9, 1943 to Irwin and Lorraine (Drongeson) Lucius. She was baptized on June 27, 1943. Charlotte graduated from Burnsville High School. After high school, Charlotte attended Mankato State University where she received her degree in Music. Charlotte married Wolfgang Sarrazin and to this union two children were born. They resided in Redwood Falls, MN. In 1974, Charlotte and her children moved to Willmar, MN where she met Gordon Christensen. Gordon and Charlotte were married on June 28, 1975. In October 1978, they moved to Wheaton.

Charlotte attended the University of Minnesota, Morris, where she received her major in Spanish. As part of attaining her Spanish major she attended Middlebury College in Vermont to practice the proficient use of the Spanish language. Charlotte enjoyed music and was a member of the Tri State Band while she was physically able to do so. She also enjoyed sewing, knitting, ceramics, cooking, baking, reading, her grandkids, morning coffee, visits with close friends and of course shopping. Charlotte was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She passed away peacefully on April 21st with her husband and children by her side.

Charlotte is survived by her husband Gordon of Wheaton; her children: Stephen (Shelly) Sarrazin of Carrollton, Georgia, Christine (Daren) Stafford of Wheaton; her grandchildren: Nicolas, Jordan Elizabeth, Samuel, Mackenzi and Brady; and her sister Clairene (Kirt) Higdon of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents Irwin and Lorraine (Drongeson) Lucius.

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