Jane L. Christensen

christensen pic_webJane Lewis Law Christensen, age 92, of Arkdale, formerly of Adams, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, March 16, 2015.

Jane was born on March 16, 1923, in Biloxi, MS, the first child of Oswald James and Margaret (Lewis) Law.

She graduated from Ferry Hall High School in Winnetka, IL. During World War II, Jane lived with her mother, aunt, and grandmother in Manassas, VA. While working for the U.S. Navy in Washington D.C., she met the love of her life, Raymond Christensen, at an Armed Services dance. Jane and Ray were married on October 4, 1944 in Petaluma, CA, while Ray was on active duty in the Army. Jane and Ray moved to Adams in 1950. She graduated from Juneau County Teachers’ College in New Lisbon and later received a degree in Education from UW Stevens Point. Jane was a Home Bound instructor for several A-F students, a substitute teacher, a Girl Scout leader, and an active member of the A-F PTA.

Jane was a member of the Eastern Star and served as Worthy Matron and Mother Advisor of the Rainbow Girls.

Jane was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She was an accomplished seamstress and quilter. Jane enjoyed flower gardening, feeding the birds, reading, shopping, swimming, and fresh-water fishing.

Jane and Ray were blessed with 39 years of marriage and four children, all of whom still live in the Adams-Friendship area.

Ray died on June 11, 1983. Also preceding her in death were her parents, her sister Margaret, and Ray’s parents, Hans and Kate Christensen.

As per Jane’s wishes, no visitation will be held. A private burial service will be held at St. Stevens’ Cemetery in New Lisbon.

Jane’s family would like to thank Laura Larson for the excellent care and friendship shown to Jane for the past three years.

She is survived by daughter, Katherine (Art) Stormoen of Friendship; son, Bruce (Lois) Christensen, Adams; son, Dennis (Donna) Christensen of Adams; son, Lynn (Cindy) Christensen of Adams; grandson, Rod (Jodi) Stormoen of Friendship; grandson, Hans (Andrea) Christensen of Mauston, grandson, Robert (Miranda) Christensen of Adams; granddaughter, Mary (Neil O’Connell) Christensen of Waukesha; grandson, Andy (Erin) Christensen of Arkdale; granddaughter, Susie (Jeff) Bell of Mauston; granddaughter, April Christensen of Washington D.C.; granddaughter, Alexa Christensen of Montana; grandson, John Kosolcharoen of Los Angeles; grandson, Mike (Erin) Kosolcharoen of Madison; grandson, Ken Kotlowski, Jr. of Mooresville, NC; grandson, Scott (Tanya) Kotlowski of Friendship; 14 great-grandchildren and one on the way; one great-great-grandson.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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  1. Denise Wood Andrews says:

    Kathy so sorry to hear about your mom. May you find comfort and strength thru your savior Jesus.

  2. valerie mecklenburg says:

    Sorry for your loss..she was a great lady.

  3. Karen (Hartwig) and Don Rathke says:

    Spent fun times with Jane and family at Goldie’s…She was a sweet person with a fantastic since of humor. RIP Jane

  4. Dianna Hartwig Pospyhalla says:

    Sorry for your loss, Remember many times spent at her house in Adams, and the excitement of getting ready for Art and Kathy’s wedding . RIP Jane

  5. Kevin and Amy Beaver and Family says:

    So sorry to hear about Grandma. She would always say hi when we were walking home to our house in the afternoon and she was out in the yard with her dog. We’re glad she was happy the last few years. Our thoughts are with the whole family. Hang in there during a tough time.

  6. Liana says:

    Love and Prayers to the entire family in your loss. Thinking of you.

  7. Bonnie and Bill Bell says:

    So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  8. Brenda Quinnell says:

    Thoughts and prayers with you all in your loss.

  9. Janis Rhinehart says:

    Sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant you peace.

  10. Denise Schmidt says:

    Thoughts and prayers to the entire family

  11. Art and Mary Jo Foster says:

    Knew Jane years ago who was a loving and kind person. Peace to the family.

  12. Rick H. Falk says:

    I extend my sincere sympathy to the Christensen family. I had the privilege of being taught by two of Mrs. Christensen’s children. They helped me become the man that I am today, and I am thankful for the mother that inspired them to be teachers. My prayers are with you.

  13. Roger and Ellen Chambers says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire family!

  14. Peg Henriksen and Loren Lecy says:

    So sorry on your loss. MAY God family and friends comfort you during this difficult time

  15. Wayne & Diane Kotlowski says:

    To the Christensen family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  16. Sonja McLaughlin says:

    So sorry to hear about your Mom! My deepest sympathy to all of you!

  17. Lynn Hendricks says:

    My deepest Condolences to the Christensen family. So sorry for you loss. May God comfort you now and always.

  18. Sue & Mike Moran says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our parents were friends for many years and it doesn’t seem possible that they are all gone now. Remember the good times. Prayers being sent during this difficult time.

  19. Joyce Moore says:

    Sorry for your loss I remember Jane from the Young Mothers Club ,Congregational Church in Adams. Good memories of times past.RIP Jane