Christenson, Ruth "Joanne" Joanne passed away peacefully on May 13, 2017 at the age of 79. Born in Graceville, MN on August 15, 1937. She was preceded in death by parents Arthur and Ruth Frank. Also preceded in death by brothers Don and Bob, and sister Dorothy. A graduate of Morris high school, she received her LPN training at Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis. Her work included 10 years at Minneapolis Veterans Hospital and 15 years at Minnesota Masonic Home. She married Odell Christenson on Sept. 12, 1964 at St. John's Lutheran in Donnelly, MN. Survived by her husband Odell, son Paul, son John (Heather), and grandson Tyler. Also survived by sister Marcia, sisters-in-law Shirley and Donna and brother-in-law Sam, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Memorial Service Monday, 5/22/17, 1PM at Grace Lutheran Church, Apple Valley, MN. In lieu of flowers, family prefers memorials to American Cancer Society.