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Allene Lucille NELSON

Female 1923 - 2014  (90 years)


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  • Name Allene Lucille NELSON 
    Born 10 Jun 1923  Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Mar 2014  Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bethel Cemetery, Jefferson Twp, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Living in Viroqua at the time of her mother’s death.

      Allene L. (Nelson) Christianson, 90, of Viroqua, died Thursday, Match 27, 2014, at the Bethel Home in Viroqua.

      Allene was born June 10, 1923, in the town of Kickapoo, rural Readstown, to Abraham and Anna (Anderson) Nelson. She was baptized in the Lutheran faith and confirmed at Kickapoo United Lutheran Church in Soldiers Grove. She attended Spring Valley Country School through the eighth grade. She graduated from Readstown High School, Class of 1941. After graduation, besides helping on the family farm, she worked various jobs including waitressing in Viroqua at the Oriole cafe and also worked in La Crosse painting radio dials to support the war effort. On Oct. 26, 1947, she married Alvin E. Christianson. They were married in a double-ring ceremony with her sister Mildred and Arvid Swenson at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Viroqua.

      The couple farmed side by side and raised their four children on the family farm in the town of Jefferson, rural Viroqua. Allene was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school for several years, Rebecca Circle and the WELCA. She was an avid scrapbooker and journal writer. Her favorite hobby was crocheting, where she had made many items for family and friends. Allene enjoyed visiting in person and on the phone with her sisters, cousins and friends. She was famously known to her grandchildren for her homemade strawberry jam, biscuits and chocolate chip cookies.

      Allene is survived by her daughter, Marsha (Mike) Ryan of La Crescent, Minn.; two sons, Marcus Christianson and Ryan (Nora) Christianson, both of Viroqua; daughter-in-law, Pat Christianson of Apple Valley, Minn.; grandchildren, Tara (Pete) Peterson, Dr. Lucas (Dr. Lee) Christianson, Nick (Heather) Christianson, Ben and Katy Christianson, Kim Ryan, Holly (Rex) Delgado, Ryanna and Carly Christianson; great-grandchildren, Robbie and Fernando Souza, Taysa Peterson, Wesley Christianson, Kaleb and Jace Delgado and Preston Ryan; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

      She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Rodney; daughter-in-law, Sara Christianson; grandchildren, Wendy (Dan) Thicke; brother, Alvin Nelson; sisters, Mildred Swenson and Irene Nedland; and nephew, Blayne Nedland.

      Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the Bethel Lutheran Church, rural Viroqua. Pastor Pete Beckstrand officiated with burial following in the Bethel Cemetery.
    Person ID I4634  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2014 

    Father Abraham NELSON,   b. 22 May 1883, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1978, Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother Anna Carolina ANDERSON,   b. 15 Sep 1887, Franklin Twp, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1973, Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 1917 
    Family ID F3530  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alvin Esias CHRISTIANSON,   b. 15 Aug 1924, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 2011, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1947  Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Immanuel
    Children 
     1. Rodney Wayne CHRISTIANSON,   b. 10 Sep 1948, Vernon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 2010, Dakota County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2014 
    Family ID F3650  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart