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Mary H Christopherson

Funeral services for Mary (Nyenhuis) Christopherson, age 61, of Albert Lea, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home.  Rev. Matt Hundley will officiate. Interment will be at the Bohemian National Cemetery.  Visitation will be 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Tuesday.

Mary died Thursday, November 10, 2016, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.

Mary (Nyenhuis) Christopherson was born July 10, 1955 in Albert Lea, the daughter of Henry and Georgia (Kermes) Nyenhuis.  She grew up in Hayward and graduated from Albert Lea High School.  On September 14, 1974, she was united in marriage to Oscar Christopherson. Mary worked as a nurse’s assistant since 1973.  She worked at St. John’s, cared for patients at their homes, and retired from the Lake Mills Care Center.  Mary enjoyed cross stitch, garage sales, bible study, and spending time with family and friends.

Mary is survived by her husband, Oscar; daughters, Mickey (Mike Clayton) Hedeen and Clara (Gaylan) Wachlin; grandchildren, Bryant, Bryce, Brandon, Jared, and Kailey; siblings, Harry (Karen) Nyenhuis, John Nyenhuis, and Ann (Earl) Lynne; sister-in-law, Karen (Craig) Dillavou; brother-in-law, Glen (Renee) Christopherson; and many nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Georgia and Henry Nyenhuis; in-laws, Ruth and Gerhard Haugrud, and Clair Christopherson; and son-in-law, TJ Hedeen.

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Mary and I went to high school together. We crossed paths a few times when I was in Albert Lea and she was so welcoming and quick to share memories and updates. I never knew her to be unkind or unhappy. Her pride in her family, joy of life and sincere kindness to everyone is what I will always remember when I think of her. May your good memories comfort you in this time of loss. My prayers and condolences to her family and friends.

Miriam Nov 18 2016 12:00 AM

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is to never die.

Al & Gail Batt Nov 16 2016 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family of Mary Christopherson.

Diane Nachreiner Vogt Nov 14 2016 12:00 AM

she was such a great lady will miss her deeply

ronald laite Nov 14 2016 12:00 AM

Prayers to the family of Mary Christopherson
Mary, Oscar and Clara cared for my parents Anton and Agnes Renchin in their home am so grateful for their tender attention Mary kept in touch with me and will miss her calls RIP my sister one day at a time God Bless

Bernice King Nov 13 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss.

Andrea Olson Nov 12 2016 12:00 AM