Nathalie Christensen

SPRINGFIELD – Nathalie Christensen, age 92, of Springfield, died on February 18, 2014, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield.

Visitation will be on Friday, February 21, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield and will continue on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, St. John Lutheran Home.

Service will be held at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, St. John Lutheran Home, on Saturday, February 22, at 10:30 a.m.

The clergy will be Pastor Mark Luther Johnson.

Interment will be at the Springfield City Cemetery.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield.

On line condolences may be left for the family at

Nathalie Rose (Guhlke) Christensen was born January 18, 1922 in Prairieville Township to John and Elsie (Kunze) Guhlke. She worked at Pietrus, performed household duties for numerous people, worked at the telephone company in Cambria, and cooked at the Springfield American Legion. Nathalie was united in marriage to Victor Christensen and lived in Sleepy Eye and Springfield all her married life. She was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and a member of the Springfield Legion Auxiliary for over 40 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Madalynn Ronning; sons, Doug Christensen, and Jeff (Doreen) Christensen; seven grandchildren, Jamie (Chris) Stark, Susie (Paul) Matter, Lorel Christensen, Blayne Christensen, Daniel Christensen, Emily Christensen, and Cole Christensen; six great-grandchildren, Mandi, Tyler, Ryan, Omar, Sarah, and Josh; and one great-great-grandchild Teagan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Virginia Wilkerson; sister, Marvis Westerberg; grandson, Nathan Nachreiner; sons-in-law, Delbert Stark, Lloyd Wilkerson, and Jim Ronning; and special friend Kelly Marks.

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