FAULKTON — John Christianson, 93, of Faulkton, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday at the Luce Funeral Home in Faulkton with Pastor James Ruckman officiating. Burial will follow in the Miranda Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
John L. Christianson was born Jan. 10, 1925, in rural Miranda to Otto and Neva (Hammer) Christianson. He attended school in Faulkton and at the Redfield Boarding School, where he graduated.
On Dec. 24, 1954, he married Waltraud Zupp, making their home near Miranda. They made a living farming, cattle calving, running Pheasant Acres Hunting Lodge and baling hay.
He is survived by special friends, Daniel and Brenda Facinelli and Donna Facinelli; brothers-in-law, Bruno (Carol) Zupp Jr. of Coral Springs, Fla., and Kenny Gutenkauf of Faulkton; sisters-in-law, Irmgard “Pip” Traver of Faulkton, Bonnie Steenis of Greenbrier, Ark., and Carol (Gary) Taylor of Ringgold, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Waltraud; brothers-in-law, Egon Zupp, Joe Reed, Ed Wheeler Sr., and Randy Steenis; sisters-in-law, Helga Wheeler, Annaliese Gutenkauf and Jane Marie Zupp.
Luce Funeral Home of Faulkton has been entrusted with John’s arrangements.