Alma P. Christiansen, 84 of Mason City died Saturday, December 6, 2003 at Heritage Care Center. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM, Tuesday, December 9, 2003 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 North Pennsylvania Avenue, with Rev. Don Simmonds officiating. Interment will be held at 3:30 PM on Tuesday in Albert Lea Cemetery (West Side), Albert Lea, MN. Memorials for Alma may be given to KCMR, Hospice of North Iowa or Trinity Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday, December 8, 2003 at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 North Pennsylvania Avenue. Alma P. Rake was born September 2, 1919 in Rake, Iowa the daughter of Arent and Petra (Holm) Rake. She grew up in the Rake area and graduated from Rake High School. Alma was united in marriage to Andrew Christiansen on May 2, 1942 in Seattle, Washington. Alma was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She worked at the Northwood Retirement Home as an aide. Alma was a very gifted baker, she loved to make delicious Norwegian treats for her family and friends to enjoy. Alma had a deep love of gardening, she invested a great deal of time to her garden every season of the year. When Alma was not in her garden she was creating some beautiful needlework to share as gifts to her family and friends. Alma was a family person, she loved to spend time with her family whenever she could. Those left to cherish her memory are: Son: Larry Christiansen and wife Patricia of Gilbert, Arizona Son:Gary Christiansen and wife Colleen of Mason City Grandchildren: Kyle, Michael and Erin Christiansen Sister: Bertha Nelson Minneapolis, Minnesota Many nieces and nephews Alma was preceded in death by her parents and husband Andrew, sisters, Amanda, Eliza, Myrtle and Inez, and one brother, Elmer.
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Major Erickson Funeral Home on December 8, 2003 (map/driving directions) 12:15 PM to 12:15 PM at Major Erickson Funeral Home on December 9, 2003 (map/driving directions)
1:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church on December 9, 2003 (map/driving directions)