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Marian Christianson

November 17, 1937 - October 28, 2020

Public Funeral Service - Saturday - the service will be live streamed for those not able to attend

October 31, 2020
- 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home

Public Visitation - Saturday

October 31, 2020
12:30pm - 2:00pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center


Boulger Funeral Home

Marian Christianson

November 17, 1937 - October 28, 2020


Marian Rose (Marx) Christianson, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 28, 2020.

Mom was born November 17, 1937 to Peter and Cecelia Marx in Dickinson, ND, the 5th of 9 children. She grew up in Dickinson, ND and was the first in the family to complete high school, graduating in 1955. She started attending State Teachers College, then worked at Bell Telephone where she met LaVern Christianson. They married in Dickinson and moved to Oakes, ND to begin their family. The family moved to Fargo in 1961 and into her current home in 1962.

She stayed home to raise four children and then went to Dakota Business College continuing to graduate Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Moorhead State University. Furthering her career to become a CPA and started her own business. Where she reveled in the conversations made with all who walked through her doors.

She prided herself on being the wealth of knowledge for trivia, crossword puzzles, sports, or any other subject that people wanted to talk about.

She is survived by daughters Lori (John) Miller, Anne (Kevin) Gustafson; son Greg (Sandy); grandchildren Lisa Kunze, Melisa Hensgen, Erik Carson, Jon Christianson, Amber Christianson, Hayden Christianson, Tonya Names, Heather Erickson-Kolness; sisters Shirley (Frank) Timm, Kathy (Ron) Antonchuk; 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, LaVern; son, Paul; brothers, William, James, Donald, David, and Gordon; sister, Eva.

Public Funeral Service: 2 PM Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo (live streamed on the funeral home website for those not able to attend)
Public Visitation: 12:30-2 PM at the funeral home on Saturday

Marian’s Video Tribute can be viewed below:


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8 responses to “Marian Christianson”

  1. Monica Kunze Mohs says:

    Lisa and family, my heartfelt condolences to each of you. Precious memories forever treasured in your heart. God’s peace✝️💐

  2. Kelsey says:

    Marian, it was a pleasure working with you! I felt like we created a great friendship. You were so kind, smart, funny, and full of energy. I’m sad that I didn’t get to say good bye in person. You will forever be in my heart my friend! I hope that your at peace now! Good bye my friend! I will miss you!!!!!

  3. Angie Fiechtner Knapp says:

    I first met Marion when I was a student at Dakota Business College in the mid-70’s when she was one of my teachers. She gave me one of the best pieces of accounting advice along the lines of when you can’t get something to reconcile, put it away for awhile and come back to it later. It still pops into my head whenever I get stuck. I ran into her again a few times over the years through my brother-in-law, Robert Knapp. I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. Dave and EDee Steckler says:

    Dave and I will miss Aunt Marion so much. She was always so kind and had a way of making you feel special.
    Our heartfelt condolences to all.

  5. Gail L Steckler-Ochs says:

    So many wonderful memories! Good to remember all the family times from when we were younger. So sad we tend to grow apart and not see each other when we get older and move away. Aunt Marian will truly be missed. May God’s angels see you safely home.

  6. Jim and Kerry Steckler says:

    Jim and I want to send our deepest condolences to Marions family.
    Marion was a wonderful lady and will be missed by many.

    Jim and Kerry Steckler

  7. Joe Swenson says:

    Jan and I are so sorry for your loss. We loved the presentation with all the slides of the family. Marion and I had many conversations. We last talked on September 22 and she was doing well she said. We will miss her cheerful personality and conversations.

  8. Dakota Telco says:

    Our thoughts and prayer’s are with Marian’s family during this difficult time. It was a nice write-up and video tribute on her life. We are sorry for your loss.

    Board of Director’s and Staff

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