Calvin Christianson passed away on May 12

Long time Dunn County Democratic leader, Cal Christianson died in Menomonie on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Olson Funeral Home and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, both in Menomonie. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be at a later date at Mamre Cemetery, Menomonie.

A remembrance of Cal from Margaret Breisch

Cal could be depended on to help whenever asked.  He would drive long distances to pick up signs we had ordered.  He was the one we depended on most to find places to put up our large signs.  He would find places for signs and also arrange to have them put up.  He would volunteer at our offices.  As a member of the Dunn County Fair Board, he helped us get the best locations for our booths.   He helped us through the difficult transition of leadership after the 2016 election. Although he did not want to serve as chair, he did eventually agree to serve as a co-hair with Bob Salt. When Bob Salt resigned as a co-chair, he stepped aside to allow Dale Wiehoff become chair.  Cal was very willing to help when needed, but also knew it was important to let others grow in leadership roles.  I recall many times riding to conventions with Cal. He was always willing to drive. I never heard his say an unkind word about another. He was pleasant to be around.  He was a strong union supporter. He was always willing to serve. He will be missed.

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