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Lorraine B. Christians

January 6, 1937 ~ January 13, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Lorraine Christians Obituary

Lorraine Christians, age 87, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at Edgewood Senior Living Center in Watertown.  Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 26, 2024 at Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel in Watertown. Rev. Cheryl Rondeau-Bassett will officiate. Music will be provided by A.J. Sherrill as organist with Neal Mack as soloist.  This service will be live streamed via our website. 

Visitation will be at the Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel in Watertown on Friday from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. 

Burial will be at the Terrace Lawn Memory Gardens in Montevideo, MN. Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Aschow, Evan Aschow, Ethan Aschow, Tara McCarty, Theresa Christians, Kris Rigdon and Shelby Thyne. Active pallbearers will be Mike Swanson, Tanner Swanson, Edwin Aschow, Zach Friske, Don Rigdon, and Chad Schooley.

Lorraine was born on January 6, 1937, in Wegdahl, MN, to Arthur and Florence (Milbeck) Agre. She attended Montevideo High School and graduated in 1955. She started working as a secretary for Molde Electric.

On August 18, 1956, Lorraine married Lloyd Christians where they shared 67 years of marriage. She worked until her first child was born. After two more children were born, they relocated and moved the family to Watertown, SD in 1964. After raising her children, she worked at Herbergers for 22 years.

She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Lorraine looked forward to spending time with her family and friends.  She enjoyed having coffee and cookies when guests would visit, playing games and cards with the young and old.  Her love was embroidery, which she shared many dishcloths and pillow cases with those she held dearest. She adored her Watertown family, and appreciated the closeness she had with Scott, (Debbie), Bonnie and Theresa.  Even having her daughters living out of state, with the ever growing technology she was able to watch her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up. Lorraine had a good heart and a kind sole. Family meant the world to her.

Lorraine is survived by her husband, Lloyd, of Watertown; two daughters, Vicky (Eric) Aschow, Orangevale, CA, Tammy (Michael) Swanson, Citrus Heights, CA; one son, Scott (Bonnie) Christians, Watertown, SD; three sisters, Ardis Eekhoff, Montevideo, MN, Shirley Sachariason, Montevideo, MN, Beverly (Roger) Linnee, Gwynn, MI; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Lorraine is preceded in death by  her parents, Arthur and Florence Agre; brother, Marvin Agre; sister-in-law, Grace Agre; daughter-in-law, Debbie Christians; brothers-in-law, DeWayne Sachariason, Peter Eekhoff; in-laws, Willian and Hazel Christians, Rodney Christians, Jim and Marilyn Werner.

In lieu of flowers; memorials can be provided for a memorial bench. The family wishes to express a special thanks to Dr. Sara Reiffenberger, PLHS Hospice, staff at Jenkins Rehabilitation Center, and staff at Edgewood Assisting Living.

Arrangements by Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel www.crawfordosthus.com Watertown, Hayti, De Smet, Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 26, 2024

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Crawford - Osthus Funeral Service Chapel

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Friday
January 26, 2024

11:00 AM
Crawford - Osthus Funeral Service Chapel

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