Obituary for Nordis Christenson

Nordis Christenson, age 88 of Northfield, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018, at the care center of the Northfield Retirement Community. Nordis Christenson was born in Denver, Colorado on May 8, 1929, the daughter of Tim and Anna Evenson. She attended elementary and secondary school in Denver, where her father was owner and president of Package Delivery, a leading regional trucking business. She and her family loved to spend time in the surrounding mountains. Nordis attended college at St. Olaf, where she studied voice with Ella Hjertaas. She sang in the St. Olaf Choir under the direction of Olaf […]

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Nordis Christenson, age 88 of Northfield, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018, at the care center of the Northfield Retirement Community.

Nordis Christenson was born in Denver, Colorado on May 8, 1929, the daughter of Tim and Anna Evenson. She attended elementary and secondary school in Denver, where her father was owner and president of Package Delivery, a leading regional trucking business. She and her family loved to spend time in the surrounding mountains.

Nordis attended college at St. Olaf, where she studied voice with Ella Hjertaas. She sang in the St. Olaf Choir under the direction of Olaf Christiansen.

In 1951, she married Larry Christenson, her husband of 66 years until his death in December. Nordis and Larry ministered together for over 50 years in the Lutheran church and in the wider Christian church. They worked together in parish ministry at Trinity Lutheran Church in San Pedro, California from 1960-1982, spoke together on family life and charismatic renewal at conferences across the United States and in many foreign countries, and co-authored the book The Christian Couple. They also raised four children, all of whom graduated from St. Olaf College.

In 1984, Nordis and Larry moved to Northome, Minnesota, where they lived for 24 years on the shores of Island Lake. In 2008, they moved to Kildahl Park Pointe, a senior citizen housing cooperative in Northfield.

Nordis is survived by her children Tim (Glenda) of Springfield, Virginia; Laurie (Don) Kuck of Ypsilanti, Michigan; Stephen (Katarina) of Munich, Germany; and Arne (Debra) of Oakton, Virginia; 18 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy, her husband, Larry, her infant son, Glenn Adrian, and a great-granddaughter, Libby Kosterlitzky.

Funeral services will be 10AM Monday (4/30/2018) at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield. A reception will follow. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Northfield. Visitation will be 2-5PM, Sunday (4/29) at Benson & Langehough Funeral home and at the church on Monday one hour prior to the funeral.

Memorials are preferred to St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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Funeral

April 30, 2018 - 10:00 AM


Visitation One Hour Before Service
St. John’s Lutheran Church
500 3rd St W Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Visitation

April 29, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 5:00PM

Benson & Langehough Funeral Home
201 East 4th Street Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Burial

Burial: April 30, 2018 - 12:00 AM

Oaklawn Cemetery
1415 Wall Street Rd Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

1 Comment

  1. Sharon Canfield

    A beautiful quiet spirit, gentle, strong woman of God. My treasured friend will be missed. See you again one day.
    Sharon Canfield
    Columbus, ND

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