We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Aitkin
Marie Christensen, a longtime resident of Aitkin, passed away on June 9, 2022, at the age of 87. Born in Cumberland, Wisconsin on March 30, 1935, to Blair and Edna (Barrows) Sweet, Marie was raised in a family with six sisters. Growing up she attended the local country schools and then Cumberland High School, where she was active in the Glee Club and 4-H. She was confirmed in the Methodist Church in 1948. She married Seward Christensen, Jr. of McGregor in 1961 and has been a resident of Aitkin County since the early 1960s.
Seward and Marie operated a dairy farm near McGregor, Minnesota, for many years before moving to Aitkin. As a homemaker Marie was an accomplished gardener, a wonderful baker – especially of homemade bread and rolls – and a caring mother and grandmother. Her hobbies included taking care of her toy poodle and feeding the hummingbirds. She loved music, singing, and playing the accordion.
Marie’s beloved husband of 60 years, Seward Christensen, Jr., passed away on November 30, 2021. She is survived by their children: Kathryn (Ed), Anthony (Denielle) and Joy and two children from a previous marriage: Steve (Deonn) and Rick (Dianna) Perry, and ten grandchildren.
A memorial service was held for immediate family at Avon, Indiana, on June 12, with burial at Lakeview Cemetery in Aitkin.