Fair Meadow Nursing Home
September 2018
Resident of the Month

Grace C.

Grace was born to her parents Willie and Della Kittelson on February 18, 1929 in Chippewa County, MN at her parent's home. She had four siblings that are deceased: Delores, Leland, Leona, and twin sister Gloria. She grew up on a farm in Chippewa County (Milan, MN) and moved to Swift County after getting married and lived on a farm in rural Danvers, MN. Her home churches are Swendoa Church (in the country in Swift County-closed in 1961) and West Bank Lutheran (Country church that closed in 1995), and Big Bend Lutheran Church in Hagen, MN.

Grace attended Country School grades 1-8 and Milan High School in MN grades 9-12. She was a farmer's wife. She helped with farm work, cleaning the house, and debeaking turkeys.

Grace married Robert ("Bobby") Marcel Christenson on March 31, 1950. Bobby passed away in November of 1994. They had 3 children; Scott Robert (deceased), Shelly Wahlin (McGregor, MN), and Dan Christenson (Sally) (Dent, MN). Her grandchildren are: Josh Wahlin (Jen), Jesse Wahlin (Alecia), Paige Battle (Carl), Allie Christenson, Ian Christenson, and Noah Christenson. Her great grandchildren are: Taydem and Colby Wahlin (Josh's children), Josie Grace Wahlin (Jesse's children), Phoebe and Loki Battle (Paige's children).

Grace's hobbies include cooking, gardening, drawing, writing letter, arts and crafts.