Josephine "Jo" M. Christian";
Josephine "Jo" M. Christian
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville, for Josephine "Jo" M. Christian, age 90, of Paynesville. Jo passed away April 24, 2014 at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville. Burial will take place in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery in Paynesville.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and after 10 a.m. on Tuesday, both at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Arrangements are with the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville.
Jo was born September 1, 1923 in Excelsior, MN to Theodore and Margaret (Meyer) Durenberger. She married John E. Christian on May 17, 1943 at St. Anne's Catholic Church in LeSueur. Through the years they farmed in LeCenter, Henderson and Paynesville areas. Besides raising a large family, she also worked as a caterer, at a health food store and at an antique store. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Christian Women and her Homemaker's Group. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, going to garage sales, reading, playing games and earlier in life, dancing. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Jo is survived by her children John "Jack" (Kris) Christian of Garfield, MN, Cheryl Christian of Minnetonka, Rick Christian of Goldfield, NV, Bonnie (Jerry) Radermacher of Willmar, Connie (Mike) Caskey of Sunburg, MN, Mike (Monica) Christian of Paynesville, Ray (Sue) Christian of Indianola, Iowa, Joe (Kathy) Christian of Parkers Prairie, Pat (Vonda) Christian of Paynesville, Becky (Phil) Ahrens of Paynesville, Mary (Scott) Christian - Hudson of St. Louis Park, and David (Sara) Christian of Alexandria, daughter-in-law Sheila Christian of Owatonna, 31 grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband (1995), sons Jim and Mark, grandsons Mark Christian and Erick Butler, granddaughters Erin Butler and Maggie Rose Christian, sister Mary Durenberger, brother Ambrose Durenberger and one infant sister.
Memorials are preferred.