Gloria Christopherson Christiansen


Colton, SD

December 16, 2020

Gloria Irene Christopherson Christiansen, age 68, of rural Colton, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at her home of natural causes. Public funeral service was held on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at West Nidaros Lutheran Church, rural Crooks. Interment was in West Nidaros Lutheran Cemetery

Gloria was born on March 26, 1952 in New York State to Edward and Gloria (Ainsworth) Hill. She grew up in Galway, New York and graduated from Galway Central High School in 1970. After graduation, she met Charles Christopherson from Viborg, South Dakota. They were married on February 12, 1972. After their marriage, Gloria and Chuck moved back to South Dakota and lived in Viborg and Humboldt until settling on their acreage near Colton. Gloria worked in healthcare at Terrace Manor in Dell Rapids, Sioux Valley Hospital, and the Colton Assisted Living. Along with Chuck, they ran a karaoke business named Dynamite Entertainment. Chuck passed away on December 12, 2002. She married Clark Christiansen on July 1, 2006. Gloria retired in 2014, after working several years as the assistant manager of the Hartford American Legion.

Gloria was a member of West Nidaros Lutheran Church. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, knitting, gardening, and canning. She loved listening to music, dancing, and spending time with her children and granddaughter.

Gloria is survived by her husband, Clark Christiansen, Colton; children: Tina Arrington and her daughter, Olivia, Baltic, Charles Christopherson Jr, Sioux Falls, Melissa Christopherson, Sioux Falls, and Kevin Christopherson, Troy, New York; stepchildren: Jennifer Christiansen, Lennox, Seth Christiansen, Colton, and Collin Christiansen, Cheyenne, Wyoming; eight siblings; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Charles Christopherson, and a granddaughter, Bianca.

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