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Harlan Buford Christensen
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Birth: Nov. 2, 1915
Douglas County
Minnesota, USA
Death: May 5, 1989
Douglas County
Minnesota, USA

Spouse: Helen Mostad Christensen

Marriage Record
DOUGLAS County P - 257

Children: Allen, Douglas, Larry, Paul
Parents: Jens C. Christensen, and Christine Olson Christensen.

1930 census:
name: Harlan B Christensen
event: Census
event date: 1930
event place: Osakis, Douglas, Minnesota
gender: Male
age: 14
marital status: Single
race: White
birthplace: Minnesota
estimated birth year: 1916
immigration year:
relationship to head of household: Son
father's birthplace: Denmark
mother's birthplace: Minnesota
enumeration district number: 0030
family number: 73
sheet number and letter: 4A
line number: 46
nara publication: T626, roll 1085
film number: 2340820
digital folder number: 4610039
image number: 01114
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Jens C Christensen M 36 Denmark
wife Christene A Christensen F 34 Minnesota
son Harlan B Christensen M 14 Minnesota
daughter Nora C Christensen F 13 Minnesota
son Ross M Christensen M 10 Minnesota
daughter Fern V Christensen F 2 Minnesota
mother-in-law Stena Olson F 69 Denmark

Obituary: Lake Region Press, May 17, 1989, (Alexandria, Minnesota) and Osakis Review, May 16, 1989, (Osakis Minnesota)
Harlan Christensen
Harlan Christensen, age 73 of the Manor apartments in Osakis, Minnesota, passed away there on Friday, May 5, 1989.
Harlan Buford Christensen was born on November 2, 1915, to Jens and Christine (Olson) Christensen in rural Osakis. On December 15, 1940, Harlan was united in marriage to Helen Mostad in Osakis. Harland and Helen farmed near Sauk Centre and then at different farms in the Osakis area. Harlan then worked for 16 years for the Moorehouse Turkey Farms just west of Osakis. They retired and moved to the Manor Apartments in Osakis, where Harlan was caretaker until 1987. Harlan enjoyed the outdoors, whether he was working with cattle or horses or out fishing or golfing. He also enjoyed playing pool and bowling while he was able. He was active in 4-H and earned many trips with his livestock and cattle judging. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed.
Funeral services for Harlan were held on Tuesday, May 9, 1989, 11 a.m., at the Osakis Lutheran Church with Reverend Philip Nelson officiating. Music was provided by organist LaVina Ferris and singers, Ray and Nora Mikkelson.
Harland is survived by his wife, Helen or Osakis; four sons: Allen of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Douglas of Escondido, California; Larry of Tokyo, Japan; and Paul of Osakis; six grandchildren; one great grandson; two brothers: Ross of Osakis and Robert of Osakis; two sisters: Mrs. Darrell (Nora) Curtis of Lapeer, Michigan and Mrs. Hugh (Fern) Rawnsley of Richmond, Michigan; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Interment was at the Nelson Cemetery in Nelson, Minnesota.
Pallbearers were Myron Barber, Earl Stephens, Juan Norlinger, Harold Stoeckel, Clarence Maus, and Loren Fiskness.
Arrangements were handled by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, Minnesota.
Family links: 
  Jens C. Christensen (1892 - 1966)
  Christine Olson Christensen (1896 - 1969)
  Helen Pauline Mostad Christensen (1919 - 2005)
  Harlan Buford Christensen (1915 - 1989)
  Ross Manford Christensen (1919 - 1994)*
*Calculated relationship
Nelson Cemetery
Douglas County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Sec. 3 Blk 12 Lot 1E
Created by: Enoch
Record added: Oct 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98648843
Harlan Buford Christensen
Added by: Enoch
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