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1944 Marshall 2010

Marshall P. Christensen

June 5, 1944 — July 13, 2010

Marshall P. Christensen, 66 of Barnesville, Minnesota died Tuesday in the Barnesville Good Samaritan Society, Barnesville. Marshall Peter Christensen, son of Kenneth and Helen (McEvers) Christensen, was born June 5, 1944 at St. Johns Hospital, Fargo. He was baptized on August 27, 1944 and confirmed on February 22, 1959 in St. James United Church of Christ, Barnesville. He was raised on the family farm in Alliance Township, Clay County, Minnesota. Marshall began his education at the Wagner Country School, District 119, near his home. He later attended elementary and high school in Barnesville, graduating from Barnesville High School in 1963. In 1965, Marshall attended Lees Barber College in St. Paul. He worked for the Super Radiator Corporation also in St. Paul. In 1966 Marshall returned to Barnesville and farmed with his father and brother, Wesley. He joined the U.S. Army Reserve in 1967 and was Honorably Discharged in 1968 because of medical reasons. Marshall began working for the Minnesota Department of Transportation out of the Barnesville Truck Station in October of 1974. He was a transportation generalist and worked there until his retirement in July of 2006. Marshall loved plowing snow and mowing road ditches. In the fall of 2006 Marshall went to work for the Rothsay Farmers Co-op Elevator as a seasonal worker and was there until the fall of 2008. Marshall was united in marriage to Janice Christen on July 21, 1973 at the St. James United Church of Christ, Barnesville. They lived in Barnesville where they raised their family. Marshall was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Barnesville and served on the Board of Properties for many years. A highlight of his years on the board was the building of the new church in 1992. Marshall was a member of the Sabin Rod and Gun Club, the Dark House Association and the American Legion Post 153 of Barnesville. Marshall enjoyed many a summer day fishing, boating and visiting with friends at the family cottage on Lake Lizzie. Marshall is survived by his wife Janice; daughter and son-in-law, Traci and Ben Lofgren of Hawley, and their son Christopher at home in Hawley; daughter, Amanda Christensen of Barnesville, and her sons, Bryce and Justin Krueger both at home in Barnesville; brother, Wesley (Etta Mae) Christensen of Barnesville; two sisters, Helen (Roger) Balgaard of Dilworth, Bonnie (Wayne) Tucker of Barnesville; mother-in-law, Eunice Christen of Barnesville; two sisters-in-law, Lois (Don) Bristol of Fargo, Linda Christen of Moorhead, as well as many nieces and nephews. Marshall is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Helen, and three brothers, Harold, Frank and Lester. Funeral Service: A celebration of Marshalls life will be held on Saturday, July 17, at 11:00 in St. Johns Lutheran Church, Barnesville. Visitation: Today from 5:00 " 8:00 with a Prayer Service at 7:00 in Dobmeier Funeral Home, Barnesville and two hours before the service on Saturday, at the church. Interment: City Cemetery, Barnesville
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