Opal Sarah Christianson

A memorial service will be held for Opal Sarah Christianson of Cedarburg at 7 p.m. on May 1 at the Alliance Bible Church in Mequon.

Opal went home to her Lord Jesus on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at the age of 101.

Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.

Opal was born in Pleasantville, Iowa on Oct. 4, 1906, daughter of Horace G. and Martha Anna (nee Simpson) Sterling.

In June of 1927, she married William "Bill" F. Christianson in Rib Lake. They had three sons, Floyd W., Ronald G. (deceased) and Norman P. Christianson.

Opal was a homemaker and mother who enjoyed sewing for others, especially family and church.

While she lived in Shorewood, she was part of Kingo Lutheran Church’s quilting group, which donated hundreds of quilts to Lutheran World Relief. Opal also sewed baptismal aprons for the church.

At Kingo, she was blessed with the friendship of the women in her Mary-Martha Circle.

Another favorite pastime was crocheting afghans for her family and friends.

Opal enjoyed her grandchildren and also her great-grandchildren - celebrating holidays, birthdays and visits with them. She also had fun with their tea parties when she lived "upstairs."

During her married life, Opal lived in Rib Lake; Chicago, Ill.; Thiensville and Brown Deer. After Bill died, she resided in Shorewood, Milwaukee and Cedarburg.

Opal is survived by her sons Floyd W. (Doris) of Erie, Pa. and Norman P. (Diane) Christianson of Cedarburg; her grandchildren David (Sarah) Christianson of Texas, Susan (David) Derting of Oregon, Cheryl (Wesley) Yount of North Carolina, Erik J. (Carla) Christianson of Milwaukee and Anders B. Christianson of Cedarburg; her great-grandchildren Ryan and Amanda Christianson, Kegan and Ariel Derting, Katelyn, Carley and Aiden Yount, and Heather, Connor and Tessa Christianson.

Opal was preceded in death by her husband William F. Christianson and her son Ronald G. Christianson.

We are grateful to Lasata Care Center for the loving care they gave Opal these past years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alliance Bible Church in Mequon and are appreciated.

For online condolences, please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com.