Fargo, North Dakota
Irene passed away on Friday, March 7, 2008 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo at the age of 78.
Irene Rabideaux was born on August 13, 1929 in Fargo, the daughter of Clarence and Irene (Cowan) Rabideaux. She grew up in Fargo and attended Sacred Heart Academy. Irene was united in marriage to Donald Christesen on September 23, 1947 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fargo. They made their home in Fargo and raised their family. Don passed away on February 1, 1988.
Irene loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Throughout her life, even to the last days, Irene had a great sense of humor and wit. She was a life long member of St. Anthony?s.
Irene is survived by her children, Dr. David (Kathy) Christesen of Woodbury, MN; Jeraldine Christesen of Fargo; Donna (Vance) Kjorsvik of Wahpeton, ND; Dan Christesen of Provo, UT; and Christina (Lenny Schultz) Christesen of Warren, MN; her grandchildren, Kari Christesen, Laurie (David Wick) Christesen, Kyle Kjorsvik, Travis (Patricia) Kjorsvik, Matthew Kjorsvik, and Kurtis Christesen; and her great grandchildren, Zachariah and Arianna. She is also survived by her brother, Leo (Patty) Rabideaux of Pelican Lake, MN; and her sisters, Margaret Ann Krause of Fargo; and Mary Ellen Klennert of Hermiston, OR.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don; and her brothers, James and Joseph.
VISITATION: 4-7 PM Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo
PRAYER SERVICE: 7 PM Tuesday at the funeral home
FUNERAL MASS: 9 AM Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fargo
BURIAL: Holy Cross North Cemetery in Fargo
Online guest book at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home.