Services held for Wally Christianson

Walter George Christianson, 82 of Bagley, MN passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Bagley, MN with Reverend Randy McGuire officiating. Military Rites will be accorded by Irvin Blix American Legion Post #16, of Bagley, Minnesota. Interment at Nora Township Cemetery in Bagley, MN. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with the arrangements.

Walter (Wally) Christianson was born on January 31st, 1933 to Sam and Grace (Gunderson) Christianson in Minerva township in Clearwater County.

In 1936 his family moved to Nora township. Wally was baptized and confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church. Wally attended grades 1-8 at a Country school near his home. He graduated from Bagley in 1950.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1952 and while home on leave he married his grade school sweetheart Eloise Anderson on August 7, 1954. After being discharged in 1958 they settled on the family farm south of Bagley. He worked several part time jobs to support his family. In 1973 he began his postal career. A position he held until he retired.

Wally was an active member of the Bagley American Legion, Bethel Lutheran Church and the Bagley Lions.

Wally was an avid fisherman and golfer. He loved wood working and created many treasures for his children and grandchildren.

Wally was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife – Eloise of Bagley, MN

Children – Bruce (Terri) Christianson of Bagley; Tracy (Kathy) Christianson of Moorhead; Connie (Sheldon) Bisson of Bemidji; Gayle (Marty) Hartmann of Park Rapids; Alan (Ashleigh) Christianson of Bagley; Sister – Audrey Lerum; Sisters-in–law – Eileen Albright of Bemidji; Diane Yurrick of Burleson, TX and Cathie (Rick) Johnson of Clearbrook. 13 grandchildrenand 17 great grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter-in-law – Mickey, Grandson – Guy, Brother- Rollie, 3 Brothers-in-law – Wilbur Lerum, Robert Yurrick and Myrl Albright

Messages of condolence may be sent to


Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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