The memorial service for Mark A. Christianson will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014, at the Verndale Alliance Church in Verndale, MN, with Pastors Daryl Jacobson and Tony Stanley officiating. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., and on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Mark passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples, MN.
Mark was born to Marvin and Doris (Mayer) Christianson on May 15, 1959, in Wadena, MN. He graduated from Verndale Public School in 1977, and completed the Electrical Lineman program at Wadena Technical College. He received a job immediately following at Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative. Mark was employed there for 34 years until his retirement. Mark married Brenda Fisher on August 15, 1980. He enjoyed being in the outdoors. Some of his favorite hobbies included hunting and fishing. He also valued his time with the Lord.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents Marvin & Doris; and sister Diane Staples. He is survived by his wife Brenda; children Chad (Ashley) Christianson of Hancock, Kayla Christianson of Wadena, and Alexia (David) Goeller of Bluffton; grandchildren Kaylynn and Kendra; sisters Chris Christianson of Wilkesboro, NC, Lois (Bruce) Gould of Verndale, Marlene Finck of Verndale, Lori (Ron) Young of Monticello and Chickie Christianson of Rice Lake, WI; along with several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Christianson, Dave Goeller, Brad Stinar, Bruce Gould, Ron Young, Bill Fisher, Tim Fisher, Dan Fisher, and Dean Fisher.
Arrangements are with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes in Wadena. (www.SchullerFamilyFH.com)