January 13, 2017
- 5:00 PM
January 13, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 14, 2017
- 10:30 AM
Margaret Christianson, of Hillsboro, ND, formerly of Cummings, ND died on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo at the age of 92.
Margaret Irene Anderson was born on July 28, 1924 the daughter of Henry and Claire (Johnson) Anderson. She was baptized on September 7, 1924 at Highland Lutheran Church and later confirmed there on September 28, 1937. Margaret attended Ervin #4 Country School and graduated from Hillsboro High School on May 28, 1942 as Salutatorian. She furthered her education at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work, graduating with Honors.
Margaret was united in marriage to Everett Christianson on August 27, 1948 at the Highland Lutheran Church. Together they made their home on the family farm near Cummings and raised their sons. Margaret was a lifelong member of Highland Lutheran Church where she was active in many different positions. She served the American Lutheran Church Women Organization serving as the Eastern North Dakota District President from 1980 until 1987, served on the National Board from 1980 until 1987, and was a council member of the Eastern North Dakota as well. She also served as a board member of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota and was a past member of the Board of Regents at Concordia College in Moorhead.
Everett passed away on March 30, 2003 and Margaret then moved to the Kelleher Manor in Hillsboro where she has lived since that time.
Margaret is survived by her two sons, Bradley (Shelley) Christianson of Arvada, CO; and Dale (Rose) Christianson of Cummings, ND; her five grandchildren – Nicole (Neil DeGuzman) Christianson, Nathan (Avery Smith) Christianson, Sarah (Jesse Mullan) Christianson, Lisa (Terry) Halvorson, and Eric (Sara) Christianson. Also surviving are five very special great-grandchildren – Tevin, Liliah, Constance, Charlotte, and Catarina; and her sister-in-law, Mavis Baglien of Fallbrook, CA.
VISITATION: 3-5 PM Friday, January 13, 2017 at Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home in Hillsboro – and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Saturday
PRAYER SERVICE: 5 PM Friday at the funeral home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 AM Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Highland Lutheran Church rural Cummings, ND
BURIAL: Highland Lutheran Church Cemetery rural Cummings, ND at a later date