Marie Christenson Reesing History
Eldest daughter of Pete Christenson
Marie Johanna Christenson
b. 4 May 1909 Heinchman Ranch, Jonesboro, TX
d. 29 August, 1999 Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home, Clifton, TX
buried: St. Olaf's "Old Rock Church", Cranfills Gap, TX plot 356.2
m. Herman Henry Reesing 10 June
b. 30 Jan 1911 Bosque Co., TX
d. 23 Aug 1991 Clifton, TX
buried: St. Olaf's "Old Rock Church", Cranfills Gap, TX plot 356.1
father: Matt H. Reesing (Nor. immig. 1910's) . . . mother: Julia Dahl (Nor. immig. 1910's)
|Cora Lou Reesing||b. 13 Dec 1934 Cranfills Gap, TX||d.
||m. Dr. William DeHart (div. )
2m. Bill Miller
|Dr. Darrell Dean Reesing||b. 6 Oct 1936 Cranfills Gap, TX||d. 15 Oct 2008 Cransfills Gap, TX of a heart failure
||1m. LaWanda Fern Moon (b. 30 Jul 1938 d. 6 Dec 1994) buried:
"Rock Church" plot 357.2
2m. unknown person(divorced)
Both Herman's parents and Marie's mother came from Loiten, Hedmark, Norway, however, both Marie and Herman were born in Texas.
After World War II, for a few years Herman worked in the oil fields of West Texas with several families including Chris Christenson (Marie's brother's family) and Bradley Witte (Marie's sister's family). Eventually all of these families leave Odessa, Texas for easier and more lucritive work around Dallas.
1950's- Herman worked for Ling-Temco Vought aircraft company in Grand Prairie for many years in mid-level management until retirement. Here they raised their two children and got them through college.
Marie had early in her career studied nursing like her other two sisters and one brother. She worked for a dentist in Grand Prairie as a dental hygienist while raising the children.
Once through high school Cora Lou, like her mother, studied nursing and graduated from a nursing school in Dallas, Texas. She moved to Owosso, Michigan where she met her physician husband and had a family of at three children, Laura, Lisa, and Bill. They have since divorced.
Darrell Reesing studied medicine at what was then Arlington State College, now the University of Texas at Arlington. He eventually became a successful dentist with a thriving practice in Grand Prairie, Texas where he also treated many of our relatives. He marries La Wanda Moon and raise one son, Phillip. His wife LaWanda died of a protracted illness. Darrell has since sold his practice and moved to Mansfield, Texas.
After Herman retires from the aircraft industry they buy a house in Clifton, Texas. Here they live in quiet and leisurely lifestyle until Herman starts to have health problems.
1984- Marie and Herman Reesing celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on the 10th of June, 1984 at the Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, Clifton, Texas.
1999- Marie (Christenson) Reesing died at the Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home in Clifton, TX after suffering a stroke and a long bout with Alzheimer's disease.
2008, Oct 15 - Darrell Ressing dies at home of a massive heart
attack. He was found by his nephew, Larry Christenson, who had
checked on him periodically on his farm. He was 72 years of age.
Pete Christenson | Cora Rohne |
Emroy Christenson |
Marie Christenson | Clarice
Christenson | Chris M. Christenson | Ane Christenson
| Jacob Christenson
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