Gwen (Lindholm) Christiansen, 94, of the Heritage at Lyngblomsten, Como Park, died peacefully Feb. 24, 2018, surrounded by her family.
Beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, she will be keenly missed. A longtime St. Anthony Park resident, Gwen was born Jan 19, 1924, in Audubon, Iowa, to Danish immigrant father Holger Lindholm and wife Minnie Andersen. She met C. Arthur Christiansen at Dana College in Blair, Neb., and married him in 1947. Together they raised five children while also balancing the responsibilities of Art’s role on Dana’s faculty and later Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.
Quick to smile laugh, care, and give, Gwen was an open-hearted person who did much to support her family, friends, church, and community.
A memorial service was held March 10 at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, where she had long been an active member. Memorials are suggested to the Museum of Danish America, Elk Horn, Iowa.