April 13, 1951 - December 29, 2020
Barbara Jean Christenson, a selfless woman who always put others needs before her own, died December 29, 2020. Barbara, 69 of Charlotte, was born in Madison, WI on April 13, 1951 to Robert and Donna (Walford) Slotten. After graduating from high school, she served in the Air Force during Vietnam from 1969-1972. In 1974 she married Larry Christenson and became the proud mother of three children. Barbara was independent and determined, and had a big heart and generously loved those around her. Barbara never complained, even when her health provided challenges. She spent 20+ years as a child care provider in her home. Barbara was very proud of her children and grandchildren, and loved spending time with them, especially on their various trips, and at the family cabin in Lake City. She enjoyed garage saling, reading, crossword puzzles, word searches and scrabble. Barbara will be missed by her family and friends, including her husband, Larry, of 46 years; children, Kevin Christenson, Lisa (Jeff) Haight, and Adam (Elysse) Christenson; grandchildren, Tanner, Grace, Kamden, Aubrey, Logan, and Olivia; siblings, Kathy (Pete) Kurt, Jim (Patti) Slotten, Robert (Barb) Slotten, and Judy (John) Bayer; many nieces and nephews; and dear friend, Pam Heller. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law, Stacy Christenson; and siblings, Phillip Slotten and Connie Forbes. Friends are encouraged to support Barbara's family. A private family Memorial Service will take place. Public Visitation is Tuesday, January 5, 2021, from 5-8:00 PM. Mask, group capacity, and distancing guidelines will be practiced. The funeral will be available via webcast starting at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to www.prayfuneral.com, click on Barbara's tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). Just prior to the beginning of the service, a link will appear on this page to watch the webcast. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Mott Children's Hospital, or Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Barbara on her Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
Barbara Jean Christenson, a selfless woman who always put others needs before her own, died December 29, 2020. Barbara, 69 of Charlotte, was born in Madison, WI on April 13, 1951 to Robert and Donna (Walford) Slotten. After graduating from... View Obituary & Service Information
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