Lucille M. Christensen

09/19/1921 - 10/21/2018

Obituary for Lucille M. Christensen

Marie Lucille Hansen Christensen, 97, of Perry, IA

Funeral services for M. Lucille Hansen Christensen, 97, of the Rowley Masonic Community in Perry, will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Burial will be in Peoples Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at Murdock Funeral Home.

Marie Lucille Benson was born September 19, 1921, in Washington Township, Dallas County, Iowa, the daughter of George Elder and Olive Kathleen (Graney) Benson. She grew up in the Dawson area, graduated from Dawson High School in 1938, and attended business school in Des Moines. Lucille met Mervin “Sonny” Hansen Sr. at Lake Robbins where they enjoyed dancing. They were married on June 3, 1944, in Perry. For many years, they played Pitch with their couple’s card group. She was a devoted farm wife and mother who lived and raised her family on their Century Farm in rural Woodward. She enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Helping Hand Club and St Ann’s Altar and Rosary Society.

After Sonny passed away, she married Gordon Christensen on January 2, 1981, in Granger. They lived in Ogden and wintered in Venice, Florida. They travelled extensively during their 30 years of marriage. Lucille enjoyed doing ceramics and was an avid collector of Betty Boop items. The past eight years Lucille has lived at the Rowley Masonic Community where she passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018.

Left to cherish her memory are two daughters Karen (Art) Walters of Des Moines, Iowa, Cheryl (Steve-deceased) Rosenauer of Agency, Missouri, son Mervin Jr. (Pam) Hansen of Woodward, Iowa; six grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; step-son Daryl (Cindy) Christensen of Ogden, Iowa; step-daughter Kathy (Jim) Wittersheim of Venice, Florida; foster daughter Gloria Meyers of Lutz, Florida, and many step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.

Preceding Lucille in death were her parents, husband Mervin Sr. on December 21, 1979, husband Gordon on May 5, 2011, brother George and son-in-law Steve Rosenauer.

Memorials may be sent to Murdock Funeral Home in Lucille’s name. Online condolences may be left at

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RIP Sierra, you will truly be missed! I am sending my prayers and condolences to the family!
- Ashley Render
For since death came through a man, resurrection of the dead also comes through a man. 1st Cor. 15:21 Love you Lisa! Will continue to pray for you and children!
- Randy and Jill
Lisa it breaks my heart to hear about the pain that you're experiencing but hold on to your baby's memories forever and put your loving arms around those grandbabies. I know you have a strong faith in our God and lean on him as I'm sure you always have. The Bible, God's word likens death to sleep. Sierra is just sleep Lisa. But our Lord Jesus Christ promises us that there will be a resurrection. At Revelation 21:3&4 The Bible states that God "will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. " Just imagine a time in the future when those in the grave will be brought back to life here on earth.
- Lynn Hart Carter
I'm sending my condolences to the gray family with love cuz we surely going miss you til we meet again save me a spot
- Shequita Smith
Sending my condolences to the family sorry for your loss keeping you in my prayers
- Shonnie
Lisa, Red And The Family I'm Praying For Your Loss. Sierra Will Be Missed. Stephanie &Tracy Hinton And ReAnthony Dean
- stephanie hinton
I am send my condolences to the family. I pray for strength to get you through each day. Sierra was a funny, outgoing and loving young lady. She always had me laughing. REST IN HEAVEN. Always loved and Always remembered........ James Williams, San Diego, California
- James Williams
Where do I start to talk about you Cuzo well you know I have always loved you and been there for you with all your kids the good bad and in different and of course no need to worry about my baby Destiny You Know I got her and always will have her and know I got your mom and other kids can’t say that this don’t hurt because it do but with God On our side we will get through some how and some way
- DEONT’E Goode
Sierra had a lot of great memories to hold on to deep in your heart. My condolences and Prayers going up for you Lisa and the entire family. Fly high Sierra.
- Maurice Daniel
Sending warm thoughts and condolences to the family at this difficult time. "Draw close to God and he will draw close to you" (James 4:8).
- C. Collier
Condolences to the family sorry for your loss Sierra will be miss R.I.H baby girl
- Tonya
My condolences to the family im deeply sorry for your loss I’m praying for you all
- Shan Baker
My deepest condolences to the family. I pray God gives y'all comfort .
- Tina Foster
Condolences to the family. Deeply sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you all.
- Semone Phillips
Sierra, I will miss you so much especially calling me on Sunday asking me what I cooked. I love you Fly High!
I will miss you lady u were my favorite cousin lord knows you are a beautiful angel ,and a very sweet person....we always laughed and fussed when we disagreed with one another ....I will always think of you each and everyday .... r.i.p
- Taffy Clements
We send our love and prayers to all of the family and friends. Earths loss is Heavens Gain. She's with Our Father God. Fly High Sierra!!!
- Tecila White
Our condolences to the family sorry for your loss, Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Anthony & Tracey Geter
- Tracey Geter

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