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Cleo Myrene Christensen, 83

Cleo Myrene Christensen, 83, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at Good Samaritan Comforcare in Austin.

Cleo was born July 9, 1942, in Albert Lea, Minnesota, to Ernest and Bernette (Nelson) Nelson. She grew up in Albert Lea and graduated from Albert Lea High.

On Dec. 26, 1952, she was united in marriage to William Christensen in Albert Lea and, after they were married, they moved to Austin raised their children.

Cleo was a homemaker and a 50-year member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her children, Wendy Bodensteiner, Austin, and Doug Christensen, New Orleans, Louisiana; grandson, Ryan (Kelli) Duren; and brother, Gary (Sharon) Nelson, Hastings, Minnesota.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, William; and brother, Erling Nelson.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in the chapel at Good Samaritan Society – Comforcare. Interment will be held at a later date.

Mayer Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.