Nathan Dale Christianson -- Blooming Prairie

BLOOMING PRAIRIE -- Funeral services for Nathan Dale Christianson, 76 of rural Blooming Prairie, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, rural Blooming Prairie, with the Rev. Bruce Falksen officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with military rites by VFW Post 878 and American Legion Post 52.

Mr. Christianson died in Fieldcrest Care Center in Hayfield on Tuesday (July 11, 2006). He was born March 9, 1930, in Mower County. He lived on the home place in Udolpho Township his entire life. He served in the Army from 1950 until 1953. He married Viola E. Iverson on March 3, 1956, in Lake Crystal, Minn. He drove for Elk Oil for 24 years and Central Co-op for 17 years, then went part time. He was a Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church Council member, and belonged to VFW Post 878 and American Legion Post 52 in Blooming Prairie. He liked sports, music, woodworking, camping and traveling. He enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Viola, of rural Blooming Prairie; four daughters, Dawn (Dean) Peterson of Blooming Prairie; Karen (Dan) Zander and Cheryl Deppe, both of New Richmond, Wis., and Kristi (Donavon) Selchow of Hamburg; 10 grandchildren; and three siblings, Roger (Joyce) Christianson of Blaine, Minn., Bernice (Victor) Schlinger of Austin and Patricia (Tom) Seavoy of Nordland, Wash. He was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Worlein-Blooming Prairie Funeral Home, and an hour before the service Saturday at the church. The family prefers memorials to autism research.

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