Frances E. Christiansen

Jan. 8, 1936 - Dec. 23, 2008

Frances E. Christiansen of the town of Genesee died unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, at her home at age 72. She was born Jan. 8, 1936, in Marion, the daughter of Earl and Maria (nee Kussmann) Stevens.

Frances married Vernon E. Christiansen on Aug. 4, 1957, in Marion. She was a member of Genesee Congregational Church UCC, where she belonged to the Women’s Fellowship. Frances loved to sew, especially making quilts for each of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed displaying many of her cross-stitch creations throughout her house, along with her collection of more than 200 Precious Moments figurines.

Frances will be sadly missed by her husband, Vernon of the town of Genesee; three children, Daniel Christiansen of St. Paul, Minn., Clarice (Jerome) Applegate of Dousman and Mark (Kim) Christiansen of Hustisford; six grandchildren, Christina, Joel and Nicole Christiansen, and Cody Eveland, Christopher Applegate, and Sherri (Kenny) VanBeek; six great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Garry Stevens of Pulaski and Earl John (Janet) Stevens of Appleton.

She is preceded in death by one sister, JoAnn Fietzer; one brother, Donnell Stevens; and her parents.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Al Nichols will preside. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery in Wales.

Memorials may be made to Genesee Congregational Church UCC, W306-S5047 Church St., Mukwonago, WI 53149.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to  for directions or to leave an online tribute.