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Christine Barenscher Clark
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Birth: Aug. 10, 1907
Churchs Ferry
Ramsey County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Dec. 11, 2010
Devils Lake
Ramsey County
North Dakota, USA

Christine Clark, 103, Cando, ND formerly of Churchs Ferry died December 11, 2010 at the Good Samaritan Center in Devils Lake.

Christine was born August 10, 1907 to Henry and Emma (Schultz) Barenscher in Churchs Ferry where she was raised and educated. She married Norman Clark in 1925 who had two children, Wayne and Norma "Sue", and together they had three children: Peggy, Betty and Ellen Ann. They farmed near Churchs Ferry. Christine was an active farm wife and mother. Norman passed away in 1945, but she continued with the responsibilities of farming and raising her family. In 1976, she moved to Cando.

Christine's hearty laugh and personality was immediately recognized. She proudly shared her talents with others as a charter member of the Irvine Homemakers Club, a long-time 4-H leader and member of the Eastern Star. Many in Cando remember and benefited from her skillful sewing and alterations. The afghans she lovingly crocheted are cherished by many, especially her grandchildren. Everybody loved to see her carrying her picnic basket knowing it was full of fresh-baked bread, rolls or pastries. She enjoyed showing and telling stories of the tea pots she collected.

Christine's faith and fellowship with others was maintained by her involvement in her church and Bible study groups. She aged with grace by dressing with class and remaining fit. She was well into her sixties when she began riding bike and for years could be seen pedalling all around Cando. Her health and wit remained strong until after her 100th birthday celebration after which it began to decline.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norman; daughters, Betty Newell and Ellen Ann Melhus; step-son Wayne Clark; step-daughter Norma "Sue" Denton; two brothers, Paul and Otto Barenscher; sisters, Matilda Hannon, Hulda Barenscher, Bertha Swartz and Rosina Larson; and her grandson Allen (Cindy) Shock.

A centenarian 
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  Norman Clark (1891 - 1945)
  Helen Clark Overland (1926 - 2016)*
*Calculated relationship
IOOF Cemetery
Towner County
North Dakota, USA
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Record added: May 01, 2011
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Christine <i>Barenscher</i> Clark
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Christine <i>Barenscher</i> Clark
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Christine <i>Barenscher</i> Clark
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