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Lucille Christensen, 95, of Watertown

Lucille Elizabeth (Meyer) Christensen, 95, of Watertown, formerly of Glencoe, died Monday, March 16, 2015, at Elim Nursing Home in Watertown.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, March 19, at the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe. The Rev. Anthony Stubeda officiated. Sue Mielke was the organist, and song leaders were Kelly LeCrone, John Winter and Shari Templin. Musical selections were “Here I Am, Lord,” “Precious Lord,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” “Song of Farewell,” “Hail Mary, Gentle Woman” and “Amazing Grace.”
Casket bearers were Nikki Dammann, Kim Moore, Laura Watkins, Amy Potter, Jennie Winter and Shane Revier. Interment was in the Glencoe Catholic Cemetery.
Lucille Elizabeth (Meyer) Christensen was born at home on July 19, 1919, in Carroll County near Glidden, Iowa. She was the daughter of Anton and Margaret (Richert) Meyer. She was baptized as an infant at St. Lawrence Church in Carroll, Iowa, and received her first communion at Sacred Heart and was confirmed in her faith as a youth. She attended first and second grades at a country school in Glidden, Iowa, third through fifth grade at Sacred Heart School in Pocahontas, Iowa, and sixth through eighth grade at a the public school in Ware, Iowa.
While working for a family near Sleepy Eye, she met Willard Christensen and they were united in marriage on Oct. 11, 1941, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. The couple made their home on a farm in Sleepy Eye until 1957, when they moved to Glencoe. Their marriage was blessed with nine children, Joyce, Dennis, Mark, Louis, Paul, Timothy, Victoria, Beth and Mary. They shared over 59 years of marriage before Mr. Christensen’s death on March 14, 2001.
Mrs. Christensen always farmed with her husband and in addition worked at Glencoe Butter & Produce, first as an egg candler for 10 years, and then worked for the locker plant as a meat wrapper. In the later years, she and her husband ran a day care for about 10 years. She was a faithful member of the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, where she served on the Council of Catholic Women.
Mrs. Christensen enjoyed flowers, gardening, knitting, crocheting, baking and making fruitcake for her family and friends. She also loved watching her grandchildren at sporting events. She treasured the times spent with her family.
She is survived by her children, Dennis (Sharon) Christensen of Glencoe, Mark (Janey) Christensen of Biscay, Louis Christensen (special friend Kim Phifer) of Lakeville, Paul (Mary Ann) Christensen of Glencoe, Victoria Christensen of North Mankato, Beth (John) Winter of Glencoe and Mary (Derald) Bielke of Biscay; grandchildren, Quinn (Jolee) Beneke, Brett (Julie) Beneke, Shannon (Peggy) Beneke, Nikki Dammann (special friend Shannon Spicer), Doug Christensen, Kim (Rick) Moore, Chad (Tonya) Christensen, Laura (Jon) Watkins, Marshall Christensen, Amy Potter, Tracy (Brenda) Christensen, Travis (Melissa) Christensen, Justin (Bethany) Christensen, Jesse Christensen, Teri Christensen, Jennie Winter and Eric Rannow, Bryan Winter (special friend Cortney), Adam Revier, Shane Revier, Cody Revier (special friend Felicia Griffin), Cord Revier (special friend Becca Sparling) and Chanceton (Sadie) Revier; 37 great-grandchildren; sisters, Eleanor Marti of New Ulm and Margaret (Leo) Lang of Springfield; brother, Herman (Mary) Meyer of Pipestone; sister-in-law, Marjorie Christensen of Princeton; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Anton and Margaret Meyer; husband, Willard Christensen; children, Joyce (Jerome) Beneke and Timothy Christensen; grandsons-in-law, Robert Fuglsang and Cory Potter; and siblings, Fred Meyer, Ben Meyer, Bob Meyer, Warren Meyer, William Meyer and Georgine Portner.
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.