Jason Lloyd Christianson, 28, of Grand Forks, ND, formerly of Mentor, MN, died on Saturday, July 14, 2012, due to a traffic accident. He was born on June 21, 1984, to Wyman and Lorna (Solberg) Christianson in Crookston, MN. He attended school in Mentor, Fertile, Minot, ND and graduated from Irondale High School, the class of 2002, in New Brighton, MN.
Jason explored many career options in the first years after high school: telemarketing, Honey production, potato processing, tree cutting and landscaping. He eventually was employed in the metal fabrication industry and found his niche. Jason served a four year apprenticeship for the Local #10 Sheet Metal Union. As a Journeyman, Jason worked for two years in Williston, ND and was presently employed by Dakota Metal Fabrication. Jason’s artistic abilities were reflected in the work he did and the art he produced.
Jason is survived by his dad, Wyman (Teresa), Mentor; and his mother, Lorna Solberg; Crookston; his grandmother, Mae Christianson, Crookston; aunts: Karen (Matt) Lunak, Mentor; and Vonnie Christianson, Crookston; siblings: Eric (Michelle), Crookston; Laura (Brandon) Christianson, Mentor; Bennie, Mentor; Amanda Maygra, Amber Maygra, and David Maygra, all of Crookston; Samantha (Mark) Skibicki, Mentor; and Racheal Skibicki, Fertile; cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Arnold; maternal grandmother, Avis Fredrickson; great uncle, Lloyd Christianson; and cousin, Amanda Klinger.
Funeral services will be on Thursday, July 19, 2012, at 11 AM on the Christianson Family Farm, rural Mentor, MN.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, from 5-8 PM in the Erikson-Vik Funeral Home Fertile, MN.
Burial will be at the Hitterdal Lutheran Cemetery, Maple Bay, MN.
Erikson-Vik Funeral Home, Fertile, MN www.eriksonvikfh.com