Sena Christensen

Sena Margereta Christensen, 97, of Boone, Iowa, formerly of Clear Lake, passed away Feb. 11, 2014, at the Westhaven Community, Boone.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, with Rev. Carl Hedberg of St. John Lutheran Church, rural Garner, Iowa officiating.  Burial was in St. John Cemetery, rural Garner.

Memorials can be made to St. John Lutheran Church or to the donor’s choice.

Sena Christians was born on Jan. 15, 1917 on her parent’s farm northeast of Klemme, Iowa, the daughter of John and Christina (Ennenga) Christians.  She graduated from Garner High School in 1934.

She married Harry LaVern Christensen on April 4, 1937 at Immanuel Reformed United Church of Christ in Klemme.  They were farmers and she helped with the farm work.  She enjoyed crocheting afghans, gardening, playing cards and fishing.

Sena is survived by her two children, daughter, Diana (Bud Willock) Glidden of Trempealeau, Wisc., and a son, Kenton (Marilyn) Christensen, Hibbing, Minn.;  grandchildren, Terri (Denny) Van Hemert, Jeffrey (Kitty) Glidden, Kurtis (Michelle) Christensen, Kiley (Caroline) Christensen and Kindalyn (Jason) Spears; great-grandchildren, Courtney, Caitlyn, Autumn, Summer, Moriah, Morgynn and Payton; sister, Elsie (Bill) Wilson, of Ventura; sister-in-law, Iona (Harlan) Nuehring of Mason City;  and many nieces and nephews.

Sena was preceded in death by a daughter, Terri Sue; her parents; husband, Harry LaVern, on April 10, 2004; half brothers, Peter, Harm, Edward and John Christians; half-sister, Grace Merkel; brothers, Karsjen, Harold and Duane Christians; sisters, Anna Smith, Emma Nueberger, Henrietta Tibbits; and infant brothers, Elde and Adam.

Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements. 

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