Janel E. Christensen, age 66, of Delano, passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015.
She was born Sept. 10, 1949, in Maple Plain, to Ervin and Erna (Bruesehoff) Grimm.
She attended a one-room school house in Lyndale in her grade school years, and went on to Watertown Mayer High School, where she graduated in 1967.
Janel loved camping, and was a diehard Elvis fan. She and her husband made countless trips to Memphis to visit Graceland.
Janel was preceded in death by her parents, Ervin and Erna Grimm; parents-in-law Virginia Christensen-Saunders and Robert Christensen; and sisters-in-law Cathy Grimm and Linda Byers.
She is survived by her husband of almost 45 years, Michael; children Cary “Red” Christensen, Paul (Jody) Christensen, Adam Christensen, Jake (Jen) Christensen, Heidi (Aaron) Bergquist, and Brandi Christensen; grandchildren Carter, Isabela, Satine, Ryder, Sorelle, Saije, and Chase; and siblings Harlan (Laurie) Grimm, Dianne Michelson, Myra Scharber, Rita Grimm, and Ken Grimm.
Memorial services took place Thursday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. at Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Delano, with a gathering of family and friends from 9 to 11 a.m. in the church prior to the services. Private family inurnment will be in the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Arrangements were with Iten Funeral Home in Delano.