OMAHA -- Stacey Marie Christensen, 21, died Sunday (Jan. 25, 2004) as a result of a car accident.
She was born Feb. 18, 1982, to Norman and Karlene (Garrelts) Christensen in Hastings. She grew up in Minden and graduated from Minden High School in 2000. While in Minden Public Schools she was very involved in school activities. She graduated from the Nebraska College of Technology and Agriculture in Curtis with a degree in veterinary technology in 2002. She passed her state boards in June 2002 and then moved to Omaha and started to work at the Mobile Animal Clinic.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Richard Garrelts and George Christensen; uncle, Clyde; and aunts, Penny and Lori.
Survivors include her parents, Norman and Karlene Christensen of Minden; her brother, Tyler of Minden; grandmothers, Nina Garrelts of Minden and Doris Christensen, also of Minden; aunts and uncles, Cindy Swanhorst and husband, Curt of McCook, Debbie Schmitz and husband, Matt of Hastings and Vicki O'Brien and husband, Randy of Ord.
Services are Thursday, 2 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Minden with the Rev. Donald Becker officiating. Interment is in the Minden Cemetery.
Visitation is today, 3-5 p.m., and 7-8 p.m., at Layton Funeral Home in Minden.
Layton Funeral Home in Minden is in charge of the arrangements.