Lorraine E. Christensen

Lorraine E. Christensen, 90, of Comfrey, died on Monday, July 13, 2015, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield.

Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 16, at the New Hope Lutheran Church in Comfrey with Pastor Brian Nehring officiating. Interment will be in the Springfield City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Friday at New Hope Lutheran Church in Comfrey.

Lorraine (Kleinow) Christensen was born on December 19, 1924, to William and Martha (Brown) Kleinow. She was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church in Comfrey. After the Comfrey tornado in 1998, she became a charter member of New Hope Lutheran Church. She attended Comfrey Public School and helped her parents on the farm. Lorraine was united in marriage to Herbert Christensen on September 10, 1946. She continued to work on the farm with chores and worked at Del Monte in Sleepy Eye. She enjoyed baking, gardening, and crocheting. The coffee pot was always on and Lorraine always had a supply of fresh, baked goods.

She is survived by her son, David (Markay) Christensen of Springfield; grandchildren, Ryan and Eric Christensen, both of Springfield; a sister, Helen Ewert of Janesville; a sister-in-law, Donna Kleinow of Milwaukee, Wisc; and nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert, in 1985; and her brothers, Charlie, Martin, and Edward.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield, MN. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

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