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Evelyn M. Christiansen

July 4, 1920 November 7, 2020
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Evelyn M. Christiansen, age 100, of Amarillo, TX (formerly of Mapleton, Iowa), passed away on November 7, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Amarillo, TX.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held on November 13, 2020, in the Mount Hope Cemetery of Mapleton, Iowa. Rev. Chris LaBoube will officiate. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks are encouraged and social distancing rules apply during all services. The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.

Evelyn Christiansen, the daughter of Glen H. and Leola F. (Ping) Wiig, was born July 4, 1920.

She married Robert Christiansen in 1943 and commenced farming 6 miles northwest of Mapleton Iowa. They were blessed with three children: Joan, Bruce. and Julie. They loved to travel, play cards, and go to dances. Evelyn loved the big band sound. She worked right alongside Robert on the farm, putting in many hours of hard work.

Evelyn loved to garden and can the fruits of her labor. She was an excellent seamstress, making two beautiful wedding dresses; one for her sister, Lois and one for niece, Bonnie. She sewed most of her daughters’ school clothes. Evelyn loved her church, St. Matthews Lutheran Church, and retained her membership there. She loved to sing in the choir with a beautiful soprano voice.

In 2010 she moved to the Springfield, Missouri, area to be close to her son Bruce and wife Merry and her grandkids that lived there. In 2018 she moved to Amarillo, Texas, to be close to her daughter and her grandchildren that live there. She enjoyed shopping and eating out.

Our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother will be greatly missed.

She is survived by daughter Joan Valdez Amarillo, TX; son Bruce (Merry) Christiansen of Springfield, MO; a sister Lois (Joe) Shellinger Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband Robert Christiansen; daughter Julie; three brothers; and her parents.

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Graveside

Friday

13

Nov

10:00 AM 11/13/2020 10:00:00 AM
Mt. Hope Cemetery

Mapleton, Iowa

Mt. Hope Cemetery
Mapleton, Iowa
United States
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