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Gladys Christianson, Feb. 12, 1921 - Nov. 24, 2008

BELVIEW -- Gladys Kathleen Christianson, 87, of Belview died Monday at Parkview Home in Belview.

The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Rock Dell Lutheran Church in rural Belview. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Sunset Funeral Home in Echo, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., and for one hour prior to the service at the church.

She was born Feb. 12, 1921, in Swedes Forest Township, Redwood County, to Oliver and Tilda (Gullickson) Iverson. She attended District 5 Country School.

She married Theodore Knutson on Dec. 6, 1939, in rural Belview. He died in 1946.

On July 28, 1951, she married Alfred Christianson in rural Belview. They lived and farmed near Belview. Alfred died in 1997.

She was a life-long member of Rock Dell Lutheran Church where she belonged to the ladies aid and taught vacation Bible school and Saturday school.

She is survived by her sons: Howard (and Sandra) Knutson of Nisswa, Gary Knutson of Naperville, Ill., and Ardell Christianson of Belview; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two brothers: Harlan Iverson of Belview and Jerry (and Kay) Iverson of Spicer.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands; a son: Thurman; two brothers; and one sister.