December 1, 1931 - September 30, 2015


Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 2, 2015 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids for Romona M. Christen, age 83, who passed away Wednesday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Brother Walter Keiffer will officiate and burial will be at North Star Cemetery in St. Cloud. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Friday at the funeral home.

Romona was born Dec. 1, 1931 in St. Cloud to Michael & Mary (Walker) Pick. She married Everett Christen on Oct. 17, 1952 in St. Cloud. Mona was an office administrator for Fingerhut and various other businesses. She attended St. Augustine Catholic Church and St. Michael’s Catholic Church. She was a member of The Loyal Order of Moose. Mona enjoyed playing cards, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, traveling, garage sales, bingo, and spending time with her grandchildren. She always put everyone else first and was feisty to the end. Holiday celebrations were extremely important to the wellbeing of the family.

Survivors include her husband, Everett of St. Cloud; children, Ken (Cindy) of St. Cloud, Mary Christen Czech (Chuck Czech) of Urbandale, IA, Dianna (Swede) Falde of Mahtomedi, Linda Saehr-Miller (Calvin Miller) of St. Cloud, Doug (Natalie) of St. Cloud, RoxAnne Motschke (Russell Plummer) of St. Cloud, Kathy (Ken) Murphy of Alexandria, and Kim (Doug) Fleck of Lee’s Summit, MO; 24 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Mona was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Beck Christen; brothers, Roger and Myarold Pick; and sisters, Georgia Meinz and Mary Ann Cox.