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Chris Steinolfson

Chris Steinolfson, 91, Fargo, ND formerly West Fargo, ND died Monday, May 12, 2008 in Bethany Homes, Fargo.

Kristbjorg Ragnheidur "Chris" Christianson was born on April 23, 1917 in rural Mountain, ND to Gudmundur Arni and Kristjana Gudlaug (Jonasson) Christianson, the fourth of seven children. She grew up on the family farm and received her primary education at the local country school. Chris graduated from the high school in Mountain. She married Sigurdur "Sam" Steinolfson on July 6, 1940 and they lived their first 25 years of their life in Mountain. In 1965, the family moved to West Fargo. Chris worked as a saleslady and unit sales manager for Stanley Home Products. Mr. Steinolfson passed away on May 26, 1998. Chris spent the last four years at the Memory Care Unit in Bethany Homes, Fargo.

Both Sam and Chris were active members of their church and the community, for many years being closely associated with such activities as the Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival.

She is survived by two sons, Richard (Debra) of San Antonio, TX, Arlan of Fargo, ND; daughter, Aileen (Ron) Luethe of Bismarck, ND; 1 grandchild, Ryan Steinolfson; one brother, Arnold (Donna) Christianson of Mountain, ND. Chris was preceded in death by her husband, Sam and daughter, Laura.

Visitation: Thursday, May 15, 2008 from 5 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM in West Funeral Home, West Fargo, ND and one hour before the service in the church.

Funeral: Friday at 1 PM in Faith Lutheran Church, West Fargo, ND.

Graveside Service: Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 11 AM at the Mountain (ND) Cemetery.

Condolences can be sent via westfuneralhome.com

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