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CHRISTAINSEN, Harry

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Monday, June 25, 1928, page 2:2

VIOLATION OF RUM LAW IS ALLEGED   One Charged With Driving Away Car;   Four With Drunk Driving  Warrants were issued today for the proprietor of an alleged  “blind pig” for a suspect charged with driving away an automobile and for four motorists  charged with driving while drunk – all of whom were arrested over the week-end by   Muskegon police and the sheriff’s department.  A small quantity of liquor was seized in a  raid early yesterday at 790 First street, conducted by the sheriff’s force.  John Brown, 58  years old, was arrested and faces arraignment today on a charge of liquor law violation.   E. W. Tatum, colored, 97 Clay avenue is being held by Muskegon police on a charge of  unlawfully operating the automobile of Mrs. A. Berghuis.  Examination in his case has  been set for July 3.  Bail was fixed at $1,000.  Harry Christainsen, 32 years old, 1237  Ninth street, pleaded guilty in justice court to a charge of driving while drunk, and was  ordered to serve 10 days in the county jail and to pay a fine of $100 and costs today.  He  was arrested at Pine street and Clay avenue.  Carl Schroeder, 36 years old, demanded  examination when he appeared in justice court on a drunken driving charge.  He was held  to bail of $500 and his case was set for July 3.  Schroeder was arrested at Maple street  and East Isabella avenue.  Two other men were arrested on charges of drunken driving as follows: Edward Boucher, 35 years old, 930 W. Forest avenue, arrested at Clay avenue and Cedar street, and Walter Magdoziarz, 21 years old, of 125 Western avenue, arrested on Beidler street.

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CHRISTENSEN, CARL A. MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 6 September 1956, Page 11

Christensen Services Set.  Fremont, Sept. 6—Funeral services will be held Saturday for Carl A. Christensen, 75, who died yesterday at Gerber Memorial Hospital.  He was born Sept. 1, 1881, at Holton.  A dairy farmer, he had lived in the Holton area all of his life.  He leaves his wife, three daughters, Miss Marie Christensen and Mrs. Edwin Byer of Muskegon; Mrs. Glen Ferguson of Twin Lakes; two sons, John of Muskegon and Carl, Jr. of Holton; three stepchildren, Mrs. Norvel Hansen of Holton, Mrs. Harvey Scanlon of Brunswick and Elmer Burns of Holton; two brothers, John of Holton, Chris of Muskegon; two sisters, Miss Anna Christensen of Los Angeles and Mrs. Henning Petersen of Detroit, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Boven Funeral Home.  Rev. W. J. Keener will officiate and burial will be in Holton Cemetery.     

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CHRISTENSEN, CATHERINE F. MRS. (THOMASZWSKI)

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 26 September 1960, Page 22

Holton Woman Dies at Home.  HOLTON—Catherine F. Christensen, 67, of R2, Holton, died Sunday at her home following a long illness.  Born Aug. 23, 1893, at Manistee, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Thomaszwski, she was married to Elmer Burns Feb. 14, 1912, at Milwaukee.  They moved to Muskegon in 1919 where Mr. Burns died in 1928.  She was married to Carl Christensen in 1932 at South Bend, Ind., and they moved to Holton that same year.  Mr. Christensen died in 1955.  She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Hansen of Holton, Mrs. Catherine Scanlon of Muskegon Heights, Mrs. Eileen Ferguson of Twin Lake; two sons, Elmer Burns of Holton and Carl at home; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Peterson and Mrs. Frances Baker, both of Detroit; one brother, Joseph Thomaszwski of Manistee, and 12 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Kroeze Funeral Chapel in Fremont.  Burial will be held in Holton Cemetery.

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CHRISTENSEN, GORDON L.

Obituary

Whitehall Forum, Whitehall, Michigan, 19 November 1925, Page 5

Gordon L. Christensen, aged 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Christensen, for many years residents of Fruitland township, died Friday, at the family home north-east of New Era.  He was a sufferer of tuberculosis and at one time a patient at the Woodlawn T. B. hospital, Muskegon.  Funeral services were held from his late home Sunday afternoon, with interment in Fruitland cemetery.

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CHRISTENSEN, MATHILDA O. MRS.

Obituary

 The Forum, Whitehall, Michigan, 16 August 1945, Page 7

Mrs. Christensen.  Mrs. Mathilda O. Christensen, 64 years old, resident of Whitehall for the past 15 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frederick Kassner, Sunday afternoon following a long illness.  She was born Aug. 20, 1861, in Norway, but had lived in this country for many years, making her home in Milwaukee until she came to Whitehall 15 years ago.  She attended the Congregational church.  Surviving her are three daughters, Mrs. Violet Kassner, of Whitehall, Mrs. Lillian Bronson of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Cora Lauden of Charleston, S. C., and a son, Oliver, in Muskegon.  Funeral services were held here with Dr. Arthur Jervis in charge, and the body was taken to Milwaukee for burial.

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CHRISTENSEN, Ole

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  27 February 1937  Page 2  Ole   Christensen,  Muskegon County  Pioneer Is Dead  Ole Christensen, 86 years old, one of the early settlers of Muskegon township, died at his home today after a prolonged illness.  Mr. Christensen had been a school district officer for 25 years, and was an active farmer until 15 years ago when he retired.  His sons, Frederick and Hans, who made their home with their father, have worked the farm since.  Mr. Christensen was born April 7, 1850 at Presto, Denmark.  There he married Miss Lena Nelson and came to the United States in 1879.  His family moved here a few months later.  He settled in Muskegon where he lived 11 years before moving to Muskegon township, where he resided for 46 years.  Mrs. Christensen died in 1929.  He is survived by four sons, Frederick and Hans, George, of Wichita, and Jens W., Muskegon; and three daughters, Mrs. Anna Calhoun, Wichita, Mrs. Sena Burns, Muskegon, and Mrs. Mary Bruns, Lakewood, 21 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

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CHRISTENSEN, PAUL DAVID MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 5 March 2006, Page 4-B

Mr. Paul David Christensen, (Husband of MaryAnne), Twin Lake.  Mr. Paul David Christensen, age 66, died Saturday, February 2006 at Mercy General.  He was born Marvin Peter Dawidiak in Grand Rapids on May 15, 1939 to Mary Dawidiak and adopted by Harold and Ragnhild (Hansen) Christensen as a child.  He had resided in the Muskegon area for most of his life.  Paul was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.  He had worked as a metallurgist for both, Standard Automotive Parts, and most recently, CWC Textron.  Paul was active in the Boy Scouts for over 20 years and enjoyed volunteering at Knollview Nursing home where he played the organ.  Paul loved watching sports, hunting, cooking, gardening, walking and, most importantly, spending time with his family.  On June 24, 1972 he married the former MaryAnne Stariha and she survives him along with four children: Michael (Kylah) Christensen, Dianne Christensen, Deborah Christensen and John Christensen, all of Muskegon; four grandchildren, Cameron Michael, Josiah Michael, Nathaniel Robert and Alexander Paul; his mother, Mary Ellison; four brothers, Chuck Corbin of Virginia, Pat Corbin and Sabin Ellison, both of Muskegon, and Chet Ellison of Florida; one sister, Margaret Cook of Newaygo; two aunts, Clara Soo of Florida and Tillie Dawidiak of Muskegon; and several nieces and nephews.  FUNERAL MASS was Thursday, March 2, 11 AM, at St. Thomas Catholic Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Boy Scout Troop 1032 or the American Heart Association would be appreciated.  Burial in Peaceful Pines Family Cemetery at a later date.  Share memories with the family at their online guestbook at www.sytsemafh.com

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CHRISTENSON, DORA MR.S (HANSON)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 16 September 1957, Page 7

Mrs. Christenson Resident Here 88 Years, Dies.  Mrs. Dora Christenson, 1070 Sanford street, died Sunday at her home after a long illness.  She was 90 years old and had lived in the area for 88 years after coming here from Denmark.  She leaves 57 survivors.  Born Dora Hanson in Denmark June 24, 1867, she settled in Whitehall and attended schools in Muskegon County.  In 1888 she was married to Hans Christenson in Whitehall.  He died in 1932.  Surviving are three sons, Harry Christenson, Charles Christenson and Hans Christenson, Jr.; four daughters, Mrs. Elsie Larson, Mrs. Richard Stayman, Mrs. Mary Richards, Sr., all of Muskegon, and Mrs. Anna Henry, Salem, Ore.; one brother, George Hanson, Muskegon; 25 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.

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CHRISTENSON, MRS. DORA, 1070 Sanford Street.  Mrs. Dora Christenson, age 90, passed away Sunday evening at her home.  The funeral service for Mrs. Christenson will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 o’clock from the Clock Chapel, Rev. Merrell Brammer officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.  —Clock.          

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CHRISTENSON, GORDON MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 18 November 1925, Page 6

ROTHBURY.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Gordon school house in Fruitland township, Muskegon, for Gordon Christenson and were conducted by Rev. Showerman, of Montague.  Interment was made in the cemetery in that township.  Gordon Christensen, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Christensen of Grant township died Friday morning at the home of his parents after an illness of five months.  In June, he was taken to the Muskegon County Sanitarium for treatment and having a desire to be at home with his parents and other members of his family he was brought home but a few days before his death.  He was born in Fruitland township, Muskegon County, on February 21, 1910.

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CHRISTENSON, Ida A. (Mrs.) Reside

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  26 July 1985  CHRISTENSON, MRS.

IDA A.  901 W. Riley  Thompson Rd.  Mrs. Christenson, the former Ida Reside, died Thursday, July 25, 1985, at the age of 85.  She was born in Muskegon on Jan. 21, 1900 and married Arthur Nelson on Sept. 14, 1926 and he died in 1957.  She later married Harry Christenson on May 14, 1966 and he died in 1972.  For many years she had been bookkeeper for the Fruitland Township Supervisor.  Mrs. Christenson was a charter member of Fruitland Covenant Church where she served as church treasurer for many years.  SURVIVORS  2 daughters, Mrs. Hazel Schofield & Mrs. Richard (Marilyn) Gramza both of Muskegon; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  SERVICE  Monday 3 p.m. at the Fruitland Covenant Church with the Rev. David O. Carlson officiating.  Interment Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITATION  Saturday 7-9 and Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 at the Clock Funeral Home.  MEMORIAL: Memorial Fund of Fruitland Covenant Church.  –Clock

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CHRISTENSON, Martha (Mrs.)

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CHRISTIAN, Bessie

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CHRISTIAN, Emma

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CHRISTIAN, Laura

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CHRISTIAN,  Phyllis Dorothea

Birth Notice

Muskegon Chronicle, February 23, 1920

To Mr. & Mrs. Grant Christian, February 15, a daughter, Phyllis Dorothea

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CHRISTIAN, WILMA A.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 22 August 2004, Page 5-B

Wilma A. Christian, Rothbury.  Wilma A. Christian, age 81, of Rothbury, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at the Oceana County Medical Care Facility.  She was born August 31, 1922 in Oceana County, the daughter of William and Blanche (Longnecker) Christian.  Wilma was a longtime employee of New Era Canning Company before her retirement.  She took a great interest in the Oceana Historical Society.  She lived in the same residence as her parents for most of her life near New Era.  Wilma moved to Rothbury seven years ago.  She was preceded in death by her father in 1976 and her mother in 1982.   Visitation was held Friday, August 20, and burial is in Oakgrove Cemetery, Rothbury.  Memorials to Cherry Blossom Manor of Hart for their activity fund are appreciated.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.

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CHRISTIANSEN, GEORGE WILLIAM SR. MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 4 August 1958, Page 9

G. Christiansen Expires at 52.  George William Christiansen, Sr., 52, of 1607 McIlwraith street, a lifelong Muskegon resident, died last night at Mercy Hospital after a short illness.  Mr. Christiansen was born Sept. 23, 1905, in Muskegon where he received his education.  He married Florence Cyr, June 28, 1930.  Employed at the Norge Division of Borg Warner Corp., Mr. Christiansen was a member of the American Society of Tool Engineers and of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 668.  He also was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.        He leaves his wife; two sons, George William, Jr. and Jack, at home; his mother, Mrs. J. W. Christiansen of North Muskegon; two brothers, Russell and Robert of North Muskegon; a sister, Mrs. Arthur Lederer of North Muskegon.

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CHRISTIANSEN, MR. GEORGE WILLIAM, SR., 1607 McIlwraith Street.  The funeral service for Mr. George William Christiansen, Sr. will begin at 2:30 P. M. Wednesday at the Pachesny Funeral Home, Rev. Walter P. Hurley officiating, and the interment will be in Restlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.  —Pachesny 

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CHRISTIANSEN, JACK R. MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 1 July 1988, Page 4C

CHRISTIANSEN, MR. JACK R., 2324 Arbor Ave., Norton Shores.  Mr. Jack R. Christiansen, age 50, died Thursday at his residence.  He was born on April 9, 1938 in Muskegon and was a U. S. Army veteran and had been last employed by the Heat Bath Chemical Company.  Survivors include his children, Timothy, Jeffery, and Deborah Christiansen; his mother, Mrs. Paul (Florence) Krupp, his brother, G. William Christiansen of Leucadia, CA; his grandson, Tony Christiansen.  There will be no visitation or service.  Interment was made in Restlawn Cemetery.  —Pachesny-Jend, 722-2488

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CHRISTIANSEN, Jens W.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  4 December 1950  Page 2  J. W. Christiansen, Long Ill, Passes  Jens W. Christiansen, 77 years old, 507 Yuba street, a Muskegon resident for 72 years after coming here from Denmark and a retired employe of the Morton Manufacturing Company, died today at his home after a long illness.  He had been employed as a machinist by the Muskegon manufacturing concern for 22 years prior to his retirement in August, 1948.  He was born Nov. 7, 1873, in Copenhagen, Denmark.  A communicant of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, he was married Feb. 22, 1903, to Miss Marie Grace VanKersen in Muskegon.  He leaves his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Arthur L. Lederer of Muskegon; three sons, George W., Russell W., and Robert J. Christiansen, all of Muskegon; two brothers, Hans of Muskegon Township and George C. of Wichita, Kans., and three sisters, Mrs. Anna Calhoun of Wichita, Mrs. Duffy Burns of Lakewood, and Mrs. Walter Burns of Muskegon Township.

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CHRISTIANSEN, Marie G. (Mrs.)  VanKersen

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  4 September 1973  Page 23  CHRISTIANSEN, MRS. MARIE G.   417 Straley,  North Muskegon  Mrs. Marie Christiansen, age 89, died Sunday at a local nursing home.  Born in Muskegon, she lived her life in the area.  The former Marie VanKersen, she married Jens W. Christiansen in 1905, who passed away before her in 1950.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and a charter member of Macabee’s.  SURVIVORS  1 son, Robert J. of North Muskegon, 1 daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Ruth) Lederer of North Muskegon, 4 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.  SERVICE  The service for Mrs. Christiansen will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Robert Shackles officiating.  Interment will be made in Evergreen Cemetery.  VISITATION  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home where they may meet with the family from 7 to 9 o’clock this evening and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 o’clock on Wednesday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Memorial Fund of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.  –Clock

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CHRISTIANSEN, Mrs. Ole

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  9 December 1929  Page 2  MRS. OLE CHRISTIANSEN  IS TAKEN BY DEATH  Mrs. Ole Christiansen, 79 years old, died Sunday at her home in Muskegon township R. R. 2, after a long illness.  Mrs. Christiansen was born in Denmark, March 31, 1850.  She came to Muskegon in 1879 and resided here 11 years, then moving to Muskegon township.  Mrs. Christiansen is survived by her husband; four sons, Fred and Hans at home, Jens of Muskegon, and George Christiansen of Wichita, Kan., three daughters, Mrs. Melvin Calhoun, Mrs. Duff Burns of Lakewood and Mrs. Walter Burns of Muskegon; 21 grand­children and two great-grandchildren.

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CHRISTIANSEN, ROBERT J. MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 26 August 2006, Page 7A

CHRISTIANSEN, MR. ROBERT J., North Muskegon.  Mr. Robert J. Christiansen, age 89, died Friday, August 25, 2006.  He was born in Muskegon, MI on December 8, 1916 to Jens & Marie (Vankursen) Christiansen and married the Carolyn Usack on May 12, 1951.  Robert was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII.  Mr. Christiansen had been employed as a tool & die maker at Miller Engineering.  He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and loved to hunt & fish.  SURVIVORS:  Wife of 55 years, Carolyn; son, Paul (Patty) Christiansen of Muskegon; granddaughter, Heather Christiansen; grandson, Adam Christiansen; niece, Joan Craymer of Ludington; & nephew, Bill Christiansen of Seattle, WA.  SERVICE:  Monday, August 28, 2006, 11:00 AM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with Fr. Joe L. Ashby officiating.  Interment at Restlawn Cemetery.  VISITATION:  Monday, 10:30-11:00 AM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.  MEMORIAL: St. Paul's Memorial Fund or charity of choice.  Please visit www.lifestorynet.com to leave a memory or sign the online guest book.  Clock Life Story- Muskegon

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CHRISTIANSEN, Robert L.

Obituary
1610 Weber Road  Muskegon Chronicle, Tuesday, June 26, 1984, page 4C  Mr. Christiansen, age 85, died Sunday. He was a life resident of Muskegon and married Josephine Rein on July 17, 1923 and she prededed him in death in Feb., 1982. Until his retirement in 1964, he had been employed as a Tool & Die Maker. He was a member of WIlliam McKinley Masons Lodge in Chicago and the Danish Brotherhood. He was a long time Scoutmaster and the recipient of the Silver Beaver Award.  SURVIVORS 1 son, Robert H. Christiansen of Chicago, 2 sisters, Mrs. Marian Jensen & Mrs. Ida Hansen both of Muskegon.  SERVICE  Wednesday, 3 p.m. at the Clock Chapel with the Rev. Lewis Glick officiating. Interment Laketon Township Cemetery.  -Clock Funeral Home

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CHRISTIANSEN, Russel W.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  28 November 1970  Page 18  CHRISTIANSEN, MR. RUSSEL W.  417 Straley, North Muskegon  The service for Mr. Christiansen will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with the Very Rev. Wm. Erwin and the Rev. Z. A. Jeffery officiating.  Interment will be made in Evergreen Cemetery.  Born in Muskegon Mr. Christiansen was a Muskegon resident all his life.  He was a tool and diemaker at Continental Motors Corporation until his retirement in 1969.  He was a member of Muskegon Lodge B.P.O. Elks #274.  Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Marie Christiansen, one brother, Robert J. and one sister, Mrs. Arthur (Ruth) Lederer all of North Muskegon.  The Elks Lodge of Sorrow will be held Sunday evening at 7:30 at the Clock Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the funeral home where they may meet the family from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening and from 2 to 4 p and from 7 to 9 o’clock on Sunday.  --Clock.

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CHRISTIANSON, CARL MRS. (FRITZ)

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 29 March 1918, Page 18

Mrs. Carl Christianson.  Mrs. Carl Christianson, 74 Sumner street, died at Mercy hospital last evening, after a short illness at the age of 56.  Mrs. Christianson was born in St. Joseph, Michigan, coming to Muskegon eight years ago.  She leaves besides her husband, three children: Marie, Martha, and John; also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Antone Fritz of North Muskegon.  Mrs. Christianson was a member of St. Joseph’s church.  Friends may view the body at Balbirnie’s chapel Saturday and Sunday.  The funeral will be held from St. Joseph’s church Monday morning at nine o’clock, and burial will take place in St. Mary’s cemetery.

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CHRISTIANSON, Henry Richard

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