Hester Christensen


Hester G. Christensen, age 81, of Lake Madison, died May 10, 2018 at the Madison Care & Rehabilitation Center.

Hester Gertrude VanToll was born March 30, 1937 in Doon, Iowa to Henry & Esther (Halbersma) VanTol.  She graduated from Doon High School.  She married Harold Oldenkamp and they made their home in Flandreau.  For many years, Hester worked as a secretary for Minnegasco until her retirement. 

Later in life, she married Daryl Christensen and they made their home in Flandreau. Later on they moved to Dell Rapids and eventually settled on the north side of Lake Madison.  Hester was an avid Minnesota Twins fan and she loved to go fishing.

She is survived by her husband: Daryl of Lake Madison; two children: Kathi (Dave) Bennett of Flandreau and Randy (Ardis) Oldenkamp of Mitchell; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Hester was preceded in death by her parents and two grandchildren, Jennifer Oldenkamp & Blaine Bennett.

At this time, Hester’s wishes are being honored by having no memorial service.

Weiland Funeral Chapel

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