Erna L. Christensen, 92, died Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bellona Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home, 655 North Liberty St., Penn Yan, .N.Y. 14527; or to the Union Congregational United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 56, Hall, N.Y 14463.
Erna was born May 13, 1926, in the Town of Geneva. She was the daughter of the late Soren and Agnes Jensen Laursen. Erna worked in Food Services at F.F.Thompson Hospital until her retirement, and then worked part-time as a housekeeper at the hospital until her final retirement in 2005, at the age of 79.
Erna was a member of the Penn Yan Moose and the Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Hall. She was an avid bowler, bowling in a Tuesday League in Penn Yan and a Friday League in Canandaigua until she was 91. Erna also enjoyed dancing.
Erna is survived by five children, Ronald Christensen, James (Donna) Christensen, Sandra (Eldon) Habberfield, Eric (Michele) Christensen, and Arnold (Julie) Christensen; daughter-in-law, Nancy Christensen; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Norma Christensen and Ruby Christensen; and many nieces and nephews.
Erna was predeceased by her son, Marvin Christensen; her grandson, Peter Christensen, the father of her children, Alfred Christensen; her daughter-in-law, Linda Jean Christensen; eight brothers, Glenwood, Kenneth, Ernest, Henry, Walter, Albert, Lynn, and Elmer Laursen; and dear friend, Charlie Galens.
Erna’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the loving care she received at Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home.
Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Christensen family.