CHRISTENSEN, CLARA - Minnehaha County, South Dakota | CLARA CHRISTENSEN - South Dakota Gravestone Photos


East Nidaros Lutheran - Baltic Cemetery
Minnehaha County,
South Dakota

Birth: Aug. 14, 1900
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 1990
Sioux Falls
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA

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Clara was born to parents Andrew and Ellen Brende on August 14, 1900, on a farm near Renner. She grew up near Renner and attended Augustana Normal. Clara taught rural school in Minnehaha County for a few years and then moved to the Oakland, California area. She married Ingemann Soren "Curley" Christensen on July 3, 1934, in California. They lived in San Bernardino where Ingemann owned Christensen Ice Cream Company with his brother. Ingemann died February 2, 1970. Clara moved back to Sioux Falls and later moved to the Brandon area.

She was a member of the Renner Lutheran Church, the Renner and Swedona Ladies Aids, Augustana Fellows, Sons of Norway, Baltic American Legion Auxiliary and Minnehaha County Historical Society. Clara and her sister, Emily, translated the Norwegian Pioneer History of Minnehaha County and helped with the Renner Lutheran Church History.

Clara died Saturday, November 24, 1990, at the Good Samaritan Center in Sioux Falls.

Grateful for having shared her life are her brother, Elmer Brende, Sr., Renner; a sister, Emily Sittig, Brandon; a step-sister, Margaret Wilkin, Bloomington, Minnesota; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother and six sisters.

Clara Brende Christensen
August 14, 1900 - November 24, 1990
Age: 90 years, 3 months, 10 days

Tuesday, November 27, 1990 - 2:00 P.M.
East Nidaros Lutheran Church, Baltic, South Dakota

Rev. Bradley Danielson

Joann Sluiter

"In The Cross of Christ I Glory" - #104
"Abide With Me" - #272
"I Know of A Sleep in Jesus' Name" - #342
(Jeg ved mig en Sovw i Jesu Navn)

Elmer Brende Jr., Richard Moe, Spencer Brende, Don Sittig, Mike Kavanagh, Lawrence Sittig

East Nidaros Cemetery, Baltic, South Dakota

Minnehaha Funeral Home, Baltic, South Dakota

Contributed on 11/4/09 by dellsfig68
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Submitted: 11/4/09 • Approved: 11/5/09 • Last Updated: 8/13/15 • R28842-G28842-S3

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