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Mandius "Sonny" Christianson

April 25, 1932 ~ September 19, 2018 (age 86)

Mandius “Sonny” Christianson, 86, of Cresco, IA died on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Notre Dame Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Dennis Cain officiating. Visitation will be held from 10-11 A.M. on Wednesday at the church. Burial in Calvary Cemetery will be held at a later date.

Mandius M. Christianson was born in rural Howard County, Iowa on April 25, 1932, the son of Mandius and Clara (Meyerhoff) Christianson. He married Anna Mae Skoda on July 18, 1955 at Assumption Catholic Church in Cresco, IA. Sonny worked at Donaldson’s for over 20 years before his retirement. He enjoyed gardening, gambling, fishing, and especially loved playing cards.

Sonny is survived by his wife Anna Mae, sons Doug (Gwen) Christianson of Cresco, IA, Craig (Gloria) Christianson of Clovis, CA, Dennis (Robin Emerson) Christianson of Cresco, IA, and Cory (Becky Lepa) Christianson of Cresco, IA; brothers Delmer Christianson of Charles City, IA, Charles Christianson of Cresco, IA, and Larry (Marlene) Christianson of West Memphis, AR; sisters Esther (Dean) Childs of Redwood Falls, MN, Alberta Christensen of Rochester, MN, and Rebecca (Don) Smith of Mason City, IA; grandchildren Scott Christianson of Hudson, IA, Angie (Jason) Fenske of Chanhassen, MN, Alex Christianson of Cresco, IA, Ashlyn (John) Elsner of Eagan, MN, and Kayla (Eric Pride) Christianson of Alta Vista, IA; 4 great-grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, and 5 step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Kyle Christianson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made out to Sonny’s family.

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