Marguerite Christensen


Westbrook Funeral Home – Westbrook, MN


Marguerite Christensen

Marguerite Eleanor Christensen age 95 of Dovray passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Westbrook Good Samaritan while surrounded by family. 

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Dovray. 

Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church.  Private family burial will be held in Westbrook Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Marguerite Eleanor Christensen was born September 19, 1916 in Sac City, Iowa to Ray and Malo Norton.  She was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Dovray.  Marguerite attended Murray County School and Minnesota School for the Blind in Faribault.  On November 12, 1938 she was united in marriage to Willie Larson.  He died in 1939.  Marguerite married Harris Christensen on May 25, 1940 in Sibley, Iowa.  They farmed in the Dovray area for 6-7 years and then moved to Cottonwood.  They moved back to Dovray March 1, 1950 where they ran the Log Cabin Café and then started Dovray Manor with their son Bob and wife Marlene.  Harris died in 1972.  Marguerite continued to live in Dovray.  In 1986, she married Wilferd Einertson at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Dovray.  The Westbrook Good Samaritan Care Center, where she worked as a cook, was very important to her.  She became a resident there on September 4, 2007 and continued to participate in many events including planting a tree as a living memorial.  Marguerite was a member of the Dovray Legion Auxiliary, the Order of the Eastern Star in Slayton, the Westbrook Lions Club and the Dovray Booster Club.  She was also a member of the ELCA at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Dovray.  Marguerite enjoyed ceramics, sewing and quilt making.  She loved to cook and was famous for her rice.  She also enjoyed gardening and taking care of her rose bushes.  Marguerite also loved spending time with her family and attending events of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Marguerite is survived by her children: Robert (Marlene) Christensen of New London, Sheila (Robert) Leonard of Dovray, Malo Scotting of Rockford and former husband Wayne of Buffalo, and Alva Bondhus of Jackson and former husband Jon of Heron Lake; 9 grandchildren: Andrea, Edward, Amy, John, Greg, Sara, Amanda, Christina, and Adam; 22 great grandchildren; siblings: Kathryn Cole of Westbrook, Esther Gay (Ray) Metz of Slayton, Iris (Jerry) Klein of Slayton, and Raymond (Juanita) Norton of California; sisters-in-law Bernice Pulcher and Marilyn Norton both of California; and many other relatives and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands Willie, Harris, and Wilferd, sisters Gwen and Lanell, and brothers Glade and Max “Buck”.


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