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Helen M. Christiansen - 96

2/21/1921 - 3/16/2017

Clinton, Iowa

Helen M. Christiansen age 96 of Clinton, passed away Thursday March 16, 2017 at Mercy Living Center South. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held Saturday 10:00 AM until the service hour at the church. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Genesis Hospice or to Zion Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Helen was born on Feb. 21, 1921 in Miles, IA, the daughter of Jerry and Anna (Gelsen) Petersen. She married Gilbert Christiansen on June 12, 1946 in Clinton; he died in 2007. She owned and operated Helen’s Beauty Shop on Main Ave. for many years. Helen was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Moose Lodge, and Odeon Club. She enjoyed bowling and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Helen is survived by her two sons, Allen (Nancy) Christiansen of Fulton, IL and Reynold (Marcia) Christiansen of Clinton; four grandchildren, Angela (Doug) Tegeler, Robert Christiansen, Kelly (Quentin) Stark, and Tracy (Corey) Bredekamp; five great grandchildren, Shawn, Allison, Dylan, Rowan, and Lincoln; and a sister, Esther Petersen of Miles, IA; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and two sisters.

Visitation:

Visitation will be held Saturday 10:00 AM until the service hour at the church.

Service:

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery.

2 Comments

  • James

    on 03/17/17

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. Our lifespan is never long enough when it comes to our dear loved ones. Jehovah God feels the same way. He has promised to undo death and to end all suffering. (Rev. 21:3, 4) He has already taken the first step by offering his only begotten son for us. (John 3:16) Soon he will fulfill the rest of his promises. May these bring you comfort during this difficult time.
  • Matt Frett

    on 03/23/17

    My Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Christiansen Family

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