Christenson, Luella

Written by David Green.

Luella Christenson, 85, of Fayette, Ohio, died Jan. 20, 2012, at the Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier, Ohio.

She was born June 22, 1926, in Fayette, the daughter of Marion and Isabel (Taylor) Raker.  On Sept. 21, 1945, in Angola, Ind., she married Leslie Christenson and he survives.

Luella was a farmer’s wife and homemaker living all of her life in the Fayette and Morenci, Mich., area. She enjoyed camping, fishing and gardening.  Luella loved sewing and crafts and taught knitting for the State Line Hustlers 4-H club in Morenci for several years.

Besides her husband, Luella is survived by a daughter, Judith (and Kenneth) Derflinger of Fayette; two sons, Tom (and Nancy) Christenson of Morenci and Ted (and Lynne) Christenson of Louisville, Ky.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Maynard Raker of Fayette.

Luella was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Lucinda Bennett.

Funeral services are planned at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. Lynn Kerr officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday and also Tuesday from noon until the time of service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Gorham-Fayette Fire Department.

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