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Obituary for Christine B. Akerlind
Christine Beutel Akerlind, 82, passed away April 5, 2011 with grace and dignity at the Comforts of Home in Frederic, WI after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer.
Chris was born May 19, 1928 in Decin, Czechoslovakia to Erwin and Emma Beutel. After high school Chris attended a woman’s professional school to become a teacher. After WWII Chris and her family settled in Munich, Germany. Chris married Glen Akerlind in Munich in June, 1952. Glen and Chris moved to Minneapolis, MN in 1952 and then to Mendota Heights, MN in 1957. Chris became a U.S. Citizen in 1956 and loved her new country very much. She worked as a data entry operator at Land-o-Lakes in Minneapolis, as a school cook at School District 197 in West St. Paul, and as a data entry operator at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Eagan, retiring after 15 years. They relocated to Frederic in 1997 to retire. Chris enjoyed gardening, lawn work, baking, cooking and knitting. She was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church.
Chris was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Akerlind; her parents, Erwin and Emma; and her brother, Heindel.
She is survived by her sons, Kevin (Jan) and Curtis.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 11, 2011 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Frederic, WI with Father Dennis Mullen officiating. Music will be provided by organist, Mary Lou Daeffler and soloist, Paul Tweet. Family and friends may gather one hour before the service.
Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society or St. Dominic Catholic Church.
Online condolences may be left at www.rowefh.com or www.wicremationcenter.com . Please continue to check our websites for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-327-4475.
Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.