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Grace Christensen

December 3, 1941 — July 23, 2023

Battle Lake

Grace Christensen, 81 of Battle Lake died Sunday, July 23, 2023, at Maplewood Manor Memory Care in Elbow Lake. 

Grace Elizabeth Christensen was born on December 3, 1941, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, the daughter of Otto and Alice (Anderson) Holm.  She was baptized, confirmed and later married in the Eagle Lake Lutheran Church where she was a lifetime member.  Grace attended Rural School District 1398 and then Battle High School graduating in 1959.
 

Grace and Jack were married on July 26, 1959.  They resided on Grace’s home farm, where she lived her entire life until moving into Lakeview Apartments in October of 2022.   

Grace was a person who enjoyed the outdoors. She was an avid horseback rider that would find joy in taking her Palomino, Dixie down to Eagle Lake for a swim.  She spent a summer working at Shady Oak Riding Stable and also worked at Moen Inn Cafe. Once married to Jack, she became what she most loved, a hard-working farm wife who found joy in being in the field working with Jack.  She would rely on Jack to lay out the land and then she would take over plowing, working the ground for Jack to plant.  She enjoyed baling hay, driving on the baler but could throw haybales side-by-side with a man.  Grace later worked with Jack at the Elizabeth NFO Collection Point, doing the bookkeeping.  

One would never guess that Grace would ever like sewing, but for the last many years she loved sewing quilts for the church.  She was an avid reader, an excellent cook and dessert maker (Graham Cracker Pie and Special K bars, yum!).  She was also active with the Eagle Lake Church Ladies Aid. 

She is survived by her children, Terry (Wayne) Dalluge, Rick (Jim Mueller) Christensen and Kim (Craig) Stich; grandchildren, Brenna Ward, Camee Dalluge, Tracy Dalluge, Blye (Haley Kaspari) Dalluge, Bennet (Trisha) Stich and Grant (MaKayla) Stich; great-grandchildren, Mason Dalluge, Jase and Jack Ward, Layne, Watson, Lennox and Lucy Stich; and by numerous relatives and friends.  Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; parents, Otto and Alice Holm; father and mother in-law, Herb and Alta Christensen: sister, Audrey Jensen; brother, Garfield Holm; brothers-in-law, Arvid, Bill, Bob and Cliff Christensen, Don Luhning, George Jensen, Roy Ketcham; sisters-in-law, Ginny Holm, Fern Christensen, Josephine Christensen, Julie Christensen and Betty Manigle; nephews, Jeff Christensen and Jeff Jensen; niece, Jean Marie Holm.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, July 27, 2023, at Eagle Lake Lutheran Church of rural Battle Lake.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 PM, with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service, at Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Battle Lake and will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.

Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Arrangements with Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Battle Lake.

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