Carol E. Christianson
Carol E. Christianson passed away peacefully on 2/22/2018 at Christian Community Home, Hudson WI from complications due to PSP. Carol was born 12/21/1942 to Harold and Dorothy Marty in St. Paul, MN. She is preceded in death by parents; sister, Theresea Jackson; son, Ricardo Defiel. She is survived by loving husband Terry; siblings, Lawrence Marty, Yvonne (Donald) McKechnie; sons, Nick Defiel, Michael Defiel, Christopher Defiel; grandchildren, Rick (Katie) Defiel Jr, Leslie (Steve) Kalenburg, Andrea Parker, Tricia Defiel, Nyomi Defiel, Michael Defiel Jr., Ashley Defiel; eight great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Tammy Defiel; and several nieces and nephews.
Carol attended Johnson High School. After her first marriage, she worked at CENEX for eight years and then the Ordway Music Theater where she retired as COO in 2000. She and her husband Terry resided in St. Louis Park until 2006, then moved to Lakeland, MN until late 2014 when her PSP required her to be in a skilled nursing facility. In retirement, she and Terry were able to travel extensively. She will always be remembered for her love of church, life, family, friends, gardening and all things outdoors. Her smile could win over the coldest heart. The family wishes to give special thanks to the CCH staff for their loving care and attention given to Carol.
A Funeral service will be held Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11 am at St. Peter Lutheran Church (880 Neal Ave. S., Afton MN 55001) with visitation hour prior to the service and luncheon to follow the service. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls WI. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to CurePSP (1206 York Road L-4, Lutherville, MD 21093).
Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Hudson, WI.