THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Charlotte M. Christensen
Issue Date: June 9, 2022
Charlotte M. Christensen, 87, of Gillett, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2022 with family and her dog by her side.
Born Sept. 30, 1934, to the late Arno and Emma (Pethke) Free in Underhill, after high school, she moved to Suring and worked as a waitress for a short time before meeting Roger Christensen who she married on March 12, 1955 at St. John Lutheran Church in Hayes. They moved to the Christensen Family Farm and had three children.
The family then moved to Gillett to their next farm in 1965 where she lived the rest of her life. She worked as a cleaner for various people in the area for many years, until she turned 80.
She enjoyed gardening and flowers, loved poodles, always having one as her companion. She volunteered at the LCFS Thrift Store, was a founding member of Faith United Lutheran Church, having sold them the land to build the Church. She was very involved with Church activities and was active in the Ladies Aid.
Survivors include three children, Keith (Theresa) Christensen, Ken (Connie) Christensen and Amy Dorst; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Wilber and many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roger, in 1983; a grandson, Matthew Christensen and a great-granddaughter, Angel.
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 9 at Faith United Lutheran Church from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m., with Pastor John Laatsch officiating. Interment will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Pulcifer. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home of Suring is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at www.gruetzmacherfuneralhome.com.