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Elmira W. Christianson

Elmira W. Christianson

Aug. 7, 1917 - Nov. 12, 2008

CYRUS -- Elmira Winifred Christianson, 91, of Hoffman, formerly of Cyrus, died Wednesday at the Hoffman Good Samaritan Center.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus. Burial will be in the Cyrus South Cemetery, rural Cyrus.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and one hour prior to the service Sunday at the church.

She was born Aug. 7, 1917, in Hendricks to Wallace and Laura (Anderson) Hansen. She grew up in rural Farwell, where she attended school and received her high school diploma.

She married Obert Ellend Christianson on Sept. 18, 1937. They lived in rural Cyrus, where they farmed and she did daycare.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus, Lincoln Lutheran Church in Hoffman, the American Legion and a quilting group.

She is survived by her five children: Donna Emmert of Hoffman, Eugene (and Sheilah) Christianson of Princeton, Marvae (and Dick) Engebretson of Starbuck, Pamela (and Gladwin) Beyer of Hoffman and Mary (and Dale) Knabe of rural Kensington; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Bernice Burton of Cherry Valley, Calif., and Frances Christianson of Hastings.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one son: Wayne Christianson; and four brothers.