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Rosa Elizabeth Elsberry Christensen
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Birth: Apr. 27, 1921
Audubon County
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 2010
Audubon County
Iowa, USA

Rosa Elizabeth Christensen, the daughter of Homer Floyd and Metta Mary Petersen Elsberry, was born April 27, 1921, at her parents' home west of Audubon, Iowa and died February 15, 2010, at the Friendship Home in Audubon at the age of 88 years, 9 months, and 18 days.

Rosa was baptized and confirmed at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lincoln Township, near Gray, Iowa. She attended rural schools near Gray then worked as a housekeeper for several families.

Rosa moved to Manning, Iowa and lived with her sister Ethel. Rosa was employed at Priebe and Sons Egg Processing Company for several years. In the early 1950's, Rosa moved into Audubon and became an operator for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. She worked as an operator in both Audubon and Atlantic, Iowa.

On August 2, 1959, she was united in marriage to Kenneth S. Christensen at St. John's Lutheran Church in Audubon. They operated their farm west of Audubon for many years.

In 1975 they retired from farming and moved into Audubon. During her retirement, Rosa spent many hours volunteering at the Friendship Home in Audubon. Rosa enjoyed her home then later moved to the Friendship Home in Audubon on June 15, 2007.

Rosa has been a long time member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Audubon.

Preceding her in death was her son-in-law: Greg Leppert; her granddaughter: Danielle Leppert; her parents; her brothers and sisters: Elsie and husband Ross Pollock, Ethel Elsberry, Leonard and wife Hulda Elsberry, Gladys and R. Donald Aikman, Virgil and wife Selma Elsberry, Homer Elsberry and Pearl and husband Raymond Alt; her sister-in-law: Lydia and husband Leon Anderson.

Survivors include her husband: Kenneth S. Christensen of Audubon, Iowa; her daughter: Kathy Leppert of Minneapolis, Minnesota; her granddaughters: Heather Leppert of Minneapolis, and Melissa and husband Sean Niehoff of Fairfax, Virginia; her sister-in-law: Frances Elsberry of Greenville, South Carolina; many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Bradley Ketcham St. John's Lutheran Church in Audubon.
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  Kenneth Schmidt Christensen (1921 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Ebenezer Cemetery
Audubon County
Iowa, USA
Created by: GJM
Record added: Jun 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92716756


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