Sylvia M. Christenson

   Sylvia M. Christenson was born to William (Bill) and Mildred (Haefner) Purdy, September 4, 1919, on the Purdy Valley farm near Tomah, Wisconsin.
   Sylvia passed away at Sensations Memory Care Residence in Charlotte, Michigan, on November 28, 2015, at the age of 96 years and two months.
   She was preceded in death by: her parents; two sisters, Lucile (George) Christenson and Gladys (Earl) Shutter; and her husband of 70 years, Douglas.
   She is survived by her son, Larry (Barbara); three grandchildren, Kevin (Stacy), Lisa (Jeff) Haight, and Adam (Elysse); and four great-grandchildren, Tanner and Gracie Haight; Kamden (Kevin/Stacy) and Aubrey (Adam/Elysse); along with her sister-in–law, Helen (Cecil ) Meyer; and numerous nieces, nephews.
   A funeral service will be held at the Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home in Sparta, Wisconsin, on Saturday December 5, 2015, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow the services in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta.
   Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services.
   In lieu of memorial contributions, donations to a local Alzheimer’s care facility are encouraged.
   Online condolences may be offered at
            The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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