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Dorothy I. Christenson

April 13, 1926 February 11, 2019
Dorothy I. Christenson
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Obituary for Dorothy I. Christenson

Dorothy I. Christenson, 92, of Dwight, passed away at 4:50A.M. February 11, 2019 at Heritage Health: Therapy and Senior Care in Dwight
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Dwight United Methodist Church, Dwight, IL. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services also on Friday at the church. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery Dwight, Il following the services.
Dorothy was born on April 13, 1926 in Streator, IL a daughter of August and Emma (Sorensen) Humbert. She married Robert J. Christenson on March 2, 1946. He preceded her in death in 2007.
She is survived by 4 children, daughter, Carol (Michael) Hutchings of Morris, IL; sons, Donald (Darnell) Christenson of Dwight, Thomas (Becky) Christenson of Dwight, David (Barb) Christenson of Oshkosh, WI; 9 grandchildren, James (Audra) Christenson, Brian (Alelie) Christenson, Jason (Katie) Christenson, Kevin(Kristal) Hutchings, Christen (Kurt) Pfeifer, Kara (Josh) Ode, Blake (Beth) Christenson, Mark (Jennifer) Christenson, Kathy (Doug) Patten; 15 great grandchildren; sister, Jean Louis of Dwight; sister-in-law, Anna Mae Humbert of Odell, IL; many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert Christenson; son John Christenson; brother, Harry Humbert, Robert Humbert, Donald Humbert; sisters, Edith Jacobsgaard; brother-in-law, Vince Louis; daughter-in-law, Doris Christenson; sister-in-law, Helen Humbert, Doretta Humbert; granddaughter, Linda Christenson.
Dorothy worked as a head cook for the Dwight Grade School for many years. She graduated from Dwight Schools. She was a member of the Dwight Methodist Church and the Dwight Methodist Women’s Group. Dorothy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved to brag on her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her hobbies were cooking and baking, especially for big family gatherings. Also, she was an avid bridge player, enjoyed a game of Scrabble, working crossword puzzles, and cheering on the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bulls in their prime seasons. Her most talented accomplishments were crafting her trademark amazing quilts for herself, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, which she passed on to her daughter Carol. Her and her husband Bob spent winters in Texas for 25 years where they enjoyed all their snowbird out-of-sate friends.
Memorials in honor of Dorothy may be made to the United Methodist Church of Dwight, Heritage Heath Care and Senior Center in Dwight or the Kankakee Valley Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.hagermemorial.com.


Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

15

Feb

10:00 AM 2/15/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/15/2019 11:00:00 AM
Dwight United Methodist Church

701 S. Columbia St.
Dwight, IL 60420

Dwight United Methodist Church
701 S. Columbia St. Dwight 60420 IL
United States

Service

Friday

15

Feb

11:00 AM 2/15/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2/15/2019 12:00:00 PM
Dwight United Methodist Church

701 S. Columbia St.
Dwight, IL 60420

Dwight United Methodist Church
701 S. Columbia St. Dwight 60420 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oaklawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

N. 2300 E. Rd.
Dwight, IL 60420

N. 2300 E. Rd. Dwight 60420 IL
United States
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