Marian I. Christiansen, 91, of North Platte passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at Linden Court.

She was born July 11, 1928 to Otto and Nellie (Welden) Valentine at Minden. Marian attended schools in Minden.

She was united in marriage Jan. 11, 1947 to Clarence “Chris” A. Christiansen at Smith Center, Kan. They lived in Minden prior to residing in North Platte.

Marian sold Avon for 35 years. She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church and taught Sunday school there for over 30 years.

Marian is survived by her son, John (Deb) Christiansen and daughters, Jeanne (Dave) Baade and Julie Murrish, all of North Platte; grandchildren, Jennifer Christiansen, John (April) Baade, Jill (Josh) Thompson, Jacque (Adam) Hotz, Jeremy (Janele) Murrish, and Jason (Crista) Murrish; great-grandchildren, Dillon, Cameron and Wyatt Thompson, Emma, Darby and Colby Baade, Rylee Murrish, Allie and Romy Murrish, Colin and Elise Hotz.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Chester Valentine; sisters, Bernice Danielson, Mayme Eighmy, and Lucille White; and son-in-law, Scott Murrish.

Graveside services were Aug. 30 at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery with Pastor Arnold Flater officiating. Carpenter Memorial Chapel was in care of arrangements.

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