Janet O. Christenson

Janet O. Christenson (nee Lau) age 89 of West Bend (formerly of Hartford) passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at her residence.

Janet was born on May 2, 1928, in the town of Herman to Walter and Ella (nee Luedtke) Lau. She was united in marriage to Dean Christenson on Oct. 15, 1949, in Hartford. She worked for Chrysler Outboard Corporation (formerly the West Bend Co.) for 34 years. In 1952 she lost her husband due to polio. She continued on living a long adventurous life. Janet became a world traveler, and later in life a ballroom dancer. Most of all, she was dedicated to her church and taking care of her family. She was much loved by her adopted family, the Stephensons, as well as her many friends and relations.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband. Funeral services for Janet will be held on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at 1:30p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (1001 Center St., Hartford) with Pastor Aaron Steinbrenner officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends at the church from noon-1:30p.m. Immediately following services, interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hartford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Peace Lutheran Church are greatly appreciated.

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences and tributes may be found at: www.shimonfuneralhome.com.