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Janel Christensen, 66

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.

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