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Christy Jo Hanson
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The Zahrbock Funeral Home announces the death of 43 year old Christy Jo (Arneson) Hanson of Ramsey, MN who passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Ramsey, MN. Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Faith Lutheran Church, Madison, MN. David Lechelt will officiate at the service. Visitation will be starting at 12:00 p.m., until time of services at Faith Lutheran Church. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Christy Jo Arneson was born on March 25, 1975 in Montevideo, Minnesota. She was baptized on April 16, 1975 and confirmed on October 21, 1990 at Faith Lutheran Church. Christy attended school in Madison and graduated from Lac qui Parle Valley High School in 1993.
Growing up in Madison, Christy enjoyed swimming with Dana at the pool during summer, playing outside with friends, making secret potions, hanging in the playhouse and spending time at the lake. In high school, Christy enjoyed playing tennis and softball. She had so many friends and made many memories during this time.
Christy attended St Cloud State University from 1993-1998. Aside from her active social life, she excelled in education. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Computer Information Systems, graduating with honors.
After college, Christy worked various roles in Information Systems within the Healthcare industry. For the last 10 years, she was employed by Allina Health Care with her recent role as Senior Project Manager. One of her current projects involved whole person care in Oncology. She was passionate and successful throughout her entire career.
She was united in marriage to Craig Tonsfeldt on October 4, 2003, in Bloomington, MN. To this union, two children were born. Christy’s children were the light of her life. Liam Richard Tonsfeldt was born November 7, 2005. Dylan Willis Tonsfeldt was born September 11, 2009.
She was united in marriage to (Paul) Tommy Hanson on March 20, 2014, in Bloomington, MN. From this union she gained a step-son, Walter Hanson. Tommy and Christy built a beautiful life for their family and loved spending time with their three children. The values she instilled in her children were profound; dinner at the table, playing Marbles as a family, Monopoly with Dylan, puzzles with Liam, watching movies with Walter, and saying nightly prayers together.
Christy loved spending her time with family & friends, running, reading many books, and drinking wine. She loved the Minnesota lakes and spent many summer weekends on the boat, water skiing and talking by the fire with family and friends. Christy was always up for a good time. She loved parties, celebrations, and holidays. Christmas was her favorite. She enjoyed crafting gift tags, decorating her home, and the presents she gave were filled with thought and sparkled under the tree (outshining all other gifts).
Christy’s love for life was contagious; her smile lit up a room and her laughter filled it. She was determined in everything she set out to do. Nothing could stop Christy; she was a strong and independent woman. Whether it be running a marathon in a blizzard, skiing the length of Big Stone Lake, or fighting cancer, her determination & endurance carried her through. She built an amazing life, admired by all who knew her. When you walked into Christy’s home, you felt immediate warmth and comfort.
To say she will be missed by her loved ones goes without saying. Christy made an impact on every life she touched. Her memory will live on in her children & family and we’ll miss her with all our hearts.
Death came to Christy on April 3, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family at the age of 43 years and 8 days.
Left to remember Christy’s life are her husband (Paul) Tommy Hanson, children Liam Tonstfeldt, Dylan Tonsfeldt and step-son Walter Hanson, parents Bryon and Lana Arneson sisters Dana (Jeremy) Cudd and Jamie (Reid) Dykema, grandfather Dale Olson, many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by grandparents Gudrun and Manny Arneson, grandmother Gudrun Olson, grandfather Lester Borstad cousin Tanner Borstad and uncle Ronald Borstad.
Blessed be Christy’s memory.

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memorial service




2:00 PM
Faith Lutheran Church

106 8th Street
Madison, Minnesota 56256

No visitation at the funeral home. Visitation will start at 12:00 p.m., on Thursday at the church.


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