Helen E. Christianson 1936-2019

Helen E. Christianson

Helen E. Christianson, 82, of Rib Lake, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 at Dycora Transitional Health and Living. A funeral service will take place at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Kenneth Bittorf officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation will take place at the church on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
Helen was born on Sept. 15, 1936 to Frank and Winafred (Wehrmann) Erdman in Rib Lake. She attended Fawn Valley and Rib Lake area schools. She married DuWayne E. Christianson on June 4, 1960 and he preceded her in death on March 15, 1989.
Helen worked at Gem Products before she farmed on the family dairy farm. She continued farming until DuWayne passed away. She then worked at Rib Lake Health Services as a CNA, laundry aide and in housekeeping until retirement. In retirement she volunteered at Rib Lake Health Services helping with bingo and sing-a-longs. She entered Rib Lake Health Services in Oct. of 2013 as a patient until failing health required her to move to Dycora in July of 2018. In her spare time Helen enjoyed making homemade baked goods, gardening, canning, driving tractor for baleing hay, caring for animals and spending time with family and friends.
Helen is survived by her children, Allen Christianson and Randy Christianson, both of Rib Lake and Tammy (Paul) Bergeson of Wausau; grandchildren, Tyler (Danielle) Bergeson, Travis Bergeson and Ted Davis, all of Wausau; and great-grandchildren, Madisyn and Raelyn Bergeson, both of Wausau. She is also survived by her brother, James Erdman or Rib Lake; sister, Bernice (Bernard) Bartelt of New Berlin; six nieces and nephews and many other family and friends.
In addition to her husband, Helen was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial donations in Helen’s name may be given to the family for use of a later designation.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

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