Eleanore Christensen passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, just shy of her 98th birthday. She was a lifelong resident of Chetek, Wis., and filled her life with family and friends.
Eleanore was one of seven children born to John and Josephine Severson. Later, she married Milne Hansen and together they had a son, Robert Hansen. Following Milne’s death, Eleanore married her second husband, Jim Christensen. Eleanore enjoyed her time bowling and golfing with friends on various leagues. She was known to never turn down a good game of cards.
Chetek Lutheran Church meant a great deal to Eleanore. She enjoyed spending time volunteering there as well as the many friends she made as a lifelong member. She had the great fortune of traveling around the United States and abroad with Jim and various friends. Family and friends were most important to her. She enjoyed the company of her siblings and their families throughout the years. No one did more for Eleanore than her son, Robert, who, despite living hundreds of miles away, visited frequently. She enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters, Carrie and Cristie, but the most joy came from her five great-grandchildren.
Eleanore is survived by her sister, Joyce Jensen; her granddaughters, Carrie (Brian) Stearns and Cristie (Eric) Fredrickson; and her great-grandchildren, Henry and Evelyn Stearns and Leona, Adalena and Elijah Fredrickson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Milne Hansen; her husband, Jim Christensen; a son, Robert Hansen; and her siblings, Henry, Marvin, Palmer, Vernon and Dorothy.
Thank you to the staff of Atrium Post Acute Care of Chetek, Marshfield Medical Center and Lakeview Medical Center Hospice. Eleanore lived life to its fullest and will be missed by all who knew her. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to the Chetek Lutheran Church.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Chetek Lutheran Church with Pastor Guy Redfield officiating. Eleanore’s family will greet visitors at the church beginning at 10 a.m. She will be laid to rest at Lake View Cemetery in Chetek following the service. Please join the family at church for continued fellowship and a warm lunch following the cemetery service.
The Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Chetek has been entrusted with arrangements.