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LaVonne "Bonnie" Anita Christianson

June 5, 1942 — November 30, 2021

LaVonne “Bonnie” Christianson, age 79, of Pelican Rapids, MN, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, with her family by her side at Riverfront on Main under the care of their staff and Hospice of the Red River Valley.

LaVonne Anita was born June 5, 1942, in Pelican Rapids, MN, to Victor and LaVerne (Jorgenson) Satter Sr.  She attended school in Pelican Rapids, graduating from Pelican Rapids High School in 1960.

On April 2, 1960, LaVonne married Jerome Christianson in Sisseton, SD.  Bonnie worked as a legal secretary in Pelican Rapids but devoted her life to raising her five children.

Bonnie enjoyed reading, trivia, crossword puzzles, watching Jeopardy, and attending the many activities of her children and grandchildren.  She was an avid football fan and history buff.  She was very firm and proud of her views and beliefs.  She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was instrumental in creating the most cherished and beloved memories with and for her family.  She will be dearly missed. 

LaVonne is survived by her devoted husband Jerry; five children: Jeri Anderson, Marty (Kim) Christianson, Michael (Tammy) Christianson, Jana (Trevor) Steeves and Erin (Joe) Watzke; thirteen grandchildren: Christine, Eric, Libby, Alex, Josh, Sam, Jacob, Emma, Nick, Jack, Ella, Anna and Ella; six great-grandchildren: George, Scarlett, Griffin, Sawyer, Henry, and Henry; sister Pam Johnson, brother Vic Satter Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Val Scott, brother Jim Satter, sister-in-law Gail Satter, son-in-law Mark Anderson, and brother-in-law Tom Johnson. 

Private family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and time.

Please keep Bonnie's family in your thoughts and prayers.


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