|Birth: ||Oct. 29, 1942|
|Death: ||Jan. 26, 1996|
Roberta Jean Christiansen was born October 29, 1942 to Anton C. And Velma Dorsey Petersen in Cass County Iowa. She passed away Friday, January 26, 1996 at her home near Fontanelle Iowa at the age of 53 years, 2 months and 28 days. Roberta attended Jackson elementary and graduated from Atlantic high school in 1961. She worked at publisher news in Atlantic after graduation.
She married Earl D. Christiansen at Atlantic, Iowa on June 26, 1965. They were the parents of four children: Troy Duane, Tammy Kaye, Tedd Allen and Trent Eugene. She was baptized April 11, 1976 at the Avondale United Methodist Church near Fontanelle, Iowa. Roberta worked as a cook at the B-F school and as a certified nurses aid at the Good Samaritan Center and Fontanelle and for Adair County Public Health in Greenfield. She enjoyed cooking, reading and spending time with her family. She was an active member of the Avondale United Methodist Church until her illness kept her confined at home. She suffered from her illness but was a fighter until the end. She was cared for by her immediate family, Adair County public health and later by Green Valley hospice of Creston.
She was preceded in death by her parents Anton and Velma Petersen; her father-in-law Nels Christiansen and a brother, Max Petersen. She is survived by her husband, Earl of Fontanelle; her children: Troy Christiansen and wife Stacie, Tammy, Tedd and Trent Christiansen all of Fontanelle; two grandchildren, Katie Jo and Travis Earl Christiansen; a brother, Jim Petersen and his wife Judy of Spring, Texas; sisters Lavern Martens and husband Bud of Lyman, Iowa and Judy Roberts and husband Jeff of Exira, Iowa; mother-in-law, Helen Christiansen of Bridgewater; sister-in-law Jan Petersen of Atlantic; other relatives and many friends. She will be missed greatly by her friends and family. -Fontanelle Observer, January 31, 1996.
Anton C Petersen (1903 - 1977)
Velma Pearl Dorsey Petersen (1913 - 1975)
Earl D Christensen (1941 - 2005)
Max Leroy Petersen (1935 - 1990)*
James Ray Petersen (1938 - 2003)*
Lavern P. Petersen Martens (1940 - ____)*
Roberta Jean Petersen Christensen (1942 - 1996)
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Record added: Aug 16, 2008
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