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Helen Nelson Christensen
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Birth: Aug. 12, 1928
Wexford County
Michigan, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 2013
Wexford County
Michigan, USA

2013 Nov 18 - Cadillac - Helen Nelson was born Sunday 12 Aug 1928 in Cadillac to Louis R 'Louie' & Delcie (Yager) Nelson. She married Jack William Christensen Thursday 18 Feb 1946 in Cadillac. She worked for Mercy Hospital in Cadillac for 40 years, retiring when she was 80. She was very dedicated to her job, all her patients and co-workers. She worked in housekeeping, laundry and ended her career working in the cafeteria. She was a member of the Northern Light Church in Cadillac. She was a social butterfly and caretaker. She enjoyed her daily shopping trips and weekly trips to Brite-N Clean Laundromat. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She took care of her husband during his years of failing health.

Helen (Nelson) Christensen of Cadillac died Monday 18 Nov 2013 in Cadillac at the age of 85 y 3 m 6 d. Survivors included 1 daughter, Linda & John Johnson of Cadillac, 1 adopted son, William Christensen I of Traverse Cty; 4 grandchildren, Jenny Freese & Linda Baynes, Tracy Lehr & Tim Haysmer, William Christensen II, Sara Christensen & Mark Hughes; 7 great-grandchildren, Katie & Chris Warnock, Tyler Boolman & Kelly Clobus, Joshua Lehr, Lindsey Lehr, Megan Robertson, Arianna Horning and Jamie Monter; 1 great-great-grandson, Aiden; siblings, Doyle Nelson, Ray & Donna Nelson, Danny & Yvonne Nelson, Albert & Gail Nelson, Pat & Delbert Edwards, Mary & Donald Patnode, Charlie Nelson, all of Cadillac, and Joanne Brunner of Cincinnati, Ohio; many nieces and nephews; in-laws Gary & Darlene Christensen, Patricia Nelson, Mary Nelson and Jeanette Nelson; and her beloved cat, Oreo. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack 21 Oct 2011, her parents, Louie & Delcie; 6 brothers, Ted Nelson, Claude Nelson, Abe Nelson, Jack Nelson, Oscar Nelson, and James 'Jimmy' Nelson; and 1 sister, Delcie Anderson; in-laws Fern & Kenneth Rudolph; and 1 granddaughter, Jill Christensen.

Visitation was 5-8 pm Wednesday 20 Nov 2013 at Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac. Funeral services were 11 am Thursday 21 Nov 2013 at Peterson Funeral Home with Pastor John Mellish officiating.

Burial was in Cherry Grove Township Cemetery in Cadillac.

Memorial contributions were to be made to the family. An online guestbook was available at
Family links: 
  Louis R Nelson (1895 - 1971)
  Delcie Yager Nelson (1907 - 1987)
  Jack William Christensen (1923 - 2011)
  Abe Nelson (1923 - 1995)*
  Claud Nelson (1925 - 1941)*
  James 'Judd' Nelson (1926 - 2013)*
  Helen Nelson Christensen (1928 - 2013)
  Theodore Nelson (1930 - 2006)*
  Delcie Nelson Anderson (1932 - 1995)*
  Oscar Nelson (1936 - 2005)*
  Jack Duane Nelson (1946 - 2003)*
*Calculated relationship
Cherry Grove Cemetery
Wexford County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Cheryl (Yager) Mapes
Record added: Jun 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91822869
Helen <i>Nelson</i> Christensen
Added by: Cheryl (Yager) Mapes
Helen <i>Nelson</i> Christensen
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