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Leona Muriel Christianson, age 96, of Mondovi, formerly of Eleva, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at the Homeplace of Mondovi.
She was born on March 30, 1925 in Bruce Valley, rural Strum, WI a daughter of the late Harvey and Jessie (Larson) Olson.
Leona was baptized and confirmed at Chimney Rock Lutheran Church. On November 14, 1942 Leona was united in marriage to Morten T. Christianson at the Eleva Lutheran Church Parsonage with Pastor Wichmann officiating.
Leona and her beloved husband lived on the family farm in Norden until 1979 when they moved to Mondovi.
She belonged to several Norden organizations. Leona cleaned homes for many fine families in both Eau Claire and Mondovi for many years. She also worked at NWHC as a file clerk until October of 1998.
Leona had a love of gardening, dancing or playing cards with her friends and will be long remembered for being a wonderful cook and baker. Leona also held a special place in her heart for her beloved kitties.
Leona is survived by her children, Muriel Cox of Mondovi, Allen (Debbie) of Strum and Curt (Vicki Gore) of Eleva; Son in law, Dave Maug, daughter in law, Cheryl Christianson, 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren and also by many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Besides her parents, Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Morten; two children, Carol Maug and Jerry Christianson; son in law, Frank Cox; and by her 5 siblings.
A funeral service for Leona will be held on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Trinity of Norden Lutheran Church in rural Mondovi with Luke Pederson officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. A visitation will be held on Sunday, December 19, 2021 from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM at the Talbot Family Funeral Home, Mondovi Chapel and again on Tuesday from 12:00 PM until the hour of the service.The family would like to take this opportunity to send a heartfelt thank you to Leona’s great granddaughter, Valicity Bjorlund for all of her exceptional and loving care given to her over the past years.