Christenson, Dorothy

Written by David Green.

Dorothy Christenson, 81, of State Route 108, Fayette, Ohio, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, at the Fulton Manor in Wauseon, Ohio.

She was born on May 31, 1925, in Gorham Twp., Ohio, the daughter of  Leon and Pauline (Martin) Keefer.  On Nov. 20, 1944, in Angola, Ind., she married Robert Christenson and he survives.

Dorothy was a homemaker living in the Morenci and Fayette area most all of her life. She was a member of the Fayette United Methodist Church and was known for her hard work, large garden and beautiful sewing.

Besides her husband, Robert, Dorothy is survived by a daughter, Susan (and John) Dennis of Fayette; three sons, Richard (and Janet) Christenson of Fayette, Lynn (and Vickie) Christenson of Delta, Ohio, and Edward (and Dawn) Christenson of Fremont, Ohio; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Doris (and Jim) Provost of Wauseon, Mary Ellen McCaskey of Toledo and Joyce (and Howard) Woodby of Kendallville, Ind.; and a brother, Paul (and Donna) Keefer of Fayette.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Patricia, in infancy.

Funeral service are scheduled Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. Randy Nafzinger officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.  A visitation is planned Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Red Cross, Tedrow Mennonite Church or the Fayette United Methodist Church.

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