Delores Christenson

August 1, 1926-January 8, 2019

Delores Christenson,

age 92 of Bottineau, died

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

at a Bottineau nursing

home. Her funeral will be

held on Monday, January

15, 2019 at 10:00 am at

the First Lutheran Church

in Bottineau. Visitation

will be Sunday from 1:00

pm until 9:00 pm at the

Nero Funeral Home in

Bottineau. Burial will be

at the Dovre Lutheran

Cemetery in Newburg.

Delores was born Au-

gust 1, 1926 to Roy and

Martha (Neumann) Thiel.

She grew up on a farm

near Kramer. After high

school she attended one

year of college and then

taught school for a time

after that.

Delores married Ivan

Christenson on November

10, 1946. To this union

was born Diane, Larry and

Lowell. Delores and Ivan

lived on a couple different

farms between Kramer

and Newburg until 1980

when they moved to

Newburg. In 2008 they

moved to Bottineau and

later Delores became a

resident at the Good

Samaritan Nursing Home

in Bottineau.

Delores was active with

the Ladies Aid at Dovre

Lutheran Church, she was

a director on the West-

hope Nursing Home

board, and also helped

her husband, Ivan,

manage the city of

Newburg’s apartment


Delores was a very ac-

tive lady always doing

something whether it was

cooking, cleaning, garden-ing, handiwork or quilt-

ing. She was a very good

cook making meals not

only for family but for

many hired men over the

years on the farm. On

Ivan’s request she learned

how to make lefse and in

time perfected the art and

then taught Ivan who car-

ried on even after Delores

was unable to help.

Delores is survived by

daughter Diane of Bot-

tineau, son Larry (Veroni-

ca) of Kramer, grandchil-

dren, Tami Coleman, Cole

(Cara) Christenson, Kaela

(Josh) Block and Everette

Benson, seven great-

grandchildren and one


sister Marlys (Don)

Weyer, sister-in-law Dar-

lyne Froseth, brother-in-

law Gordon (Arlene), Vir-

gil (Sylvia), Allen (Barb),

sister-in-law Marge Sund

and many nieces and


In addition to her

parents and husband Ivan

she was preceded in

death by son Lowell,

brother Gordon, sister

Deverne, brother-in-law

Glen, and sister-in-law

Jean Hitchcock.

Arrangements were

with Nero Funeral Home

in Bottineau. Friends may

sign the online register

book at www.