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Christine "Tina" Given-Collins

Christine "Tina" Given-Collins

Given-Collins, Christine "Tina" (nee Rolfing) passed away on Sunday, August 19th, 2018 at the age of 64 with her loving family & dogs by her side at her home in River Falls, WI. Her husband Shawn, children Chris (wife Jeannie, grandchildren Jori & Hank) & Molly (partner Eric) sister Mona (husband Dave) & all of her extended family & friends are blessed to have been a part of her life.

Tina was born in LaRochelle, France to Hank & Elsa Rolfing. She grew up in Florida & moved to St. Paul in high school where she graduated from Johnson High School. Tina graduated from nursing school & began her career at Midway Hospital as an OBGYN nurse. She then worked at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare first as a nurse, and then as a research assistant. Working at Gillette was a joy for Tina, as she loved all of her patients dearly & they in return loved her.

Tina was incredibly kind, loving & caring of people, animals & the planet. She was giving of her time & her skills. She enjoyed volunteer work in addition to helping her family & friends. She was a passionate gardener & talented at sewing & crafts. Her beautiful smile & striking blue eyes, along with her sharp sense of humor were ever present, & she always found a rainbow lining in difficult situations.

Celebration of Life for Tina will be held at White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church in Mahtomedi, MN. on Saturday, September 22nd at 1 pm. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Second Harvest Food Shelf, Animal Humane Society, Red Cross or organization of donor's choice.