Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
Charlene Christianson, age 59, of Carrington, ND, passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at CHI St. Alexius Health in Devils Lake, ND.
Charlene Marie Shuley was born January 11, 1962, to Shirley (Giles) and John Shuley in Langdon, ND. Char graduated from Langdon High School in 1980. On January 9, 1982, she married Richard Christianson and together they were blessed with three children: Chad in 1982, Jennifer in 1985, and Bryan in 1988.
Char devoted her entire life to caring for others. During High School, she worked as a CNA at Maple Manor in Langdon. She obtained her LPN Nursing Degree from NDSCS 1984 and in 1985 started working at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington. In 1989, Char went to work at the Carrington Hospital; she went back to school in 1995 for her RN Degree from Minot State University. Then in 2001, Char went back to Golden Acres Manor in Carrington as the Director of Nursing. She was an active member of the ND Board of Nursing for 8 years and current President of NADONA.
She was also an active member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in McHenry and most recently Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Carrington. Her faith was very important to her and she leaned on it to get her through the trying times.
Char enjoyed quilting, cooking, and entertaining. She loved her time spent at the lake with family and friends. Char enjoyed following sports teams, especially watching the Minnesota Vikings. Family was Char’s top priority and she loved her children and grandchildren with all her heart!
Charlene is survived by her husband of 39 years, Richard; son Chad Christianson, Carrington, ND, daughter Jennifer (Brian) Bolland, Fargo, ND, and son Bryan Christianson, Cooperstown, ND; grandson’s Luke and Brayden; granddaughter Emily; sister Connie (Tim) Lorenz, Hawaii; brother Allen (Linda) Shuley, Wyoming; sister Jeannie (Dennis) Gendreau, Minot, ND; brother, Don (Susan) Shuley, Grafton, ND; sister Carla (Blake) Koistinen, Langdon, ND.
She is preceded in death by her parents John and Shirley Shuley; and her in-laws Selmer and Janice Christianson.
Char’s Visitation will be Thursday, Noon – 4:30PM at Evans Funeral Home and will continue from 6:00-7:00PM at the Church. A Rosary Service will be held at 6:45PM followed by a Vigil Service at 7:00PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, August 27, 2021, at 10:30AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington.
Her Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.
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