After a relentless battle against a vulgar cancer, Christine Marie Boen tranquilly passed in her Olivia, MN home alongside her husband and daughter on November 15, 2023 at the age of 45. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, December 8, at 1:00 p.m. at Cross of Calvary Lutheran Church in Olivia with Rev. Matt Hausken officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. and will continue one hour prior to the service on Friday, all at the church. All are welcome to Max’s Grill from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. following the service to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to be used towards a bench at the MN State Fair in her memory and Olivia Corn Capital Days. Arrangements are by Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Olivia.
A live stream of Chrissy’s service will be available on Friday through the church’s website, the link can be found on our funeral home website, under Chrissy’s obituary.
Christine was born on January 21, 1978 to Michael and Marcia (Thompson) Barger in Robbinsdale, MN. Later, she would study and graduate from Robbinsdale-Cooper High School. Chrissy was accompanied to the end by her partner in crime, Craig. They were married on August 24, 2002 at Cross of Calvary Lutheran Church. From there in small-town Olivia, they would live and raise their daughter, Rylee. She had worked many jobs around the community, from healthcare to automotive.
Christine was a hard-loving, generous, and kind human being who shared many great memories with countless friends. Chrissy enjoyed being with family, camping, and most importantly, The State Fair. ‘The Great Minnesota Get Together’ held a special place in her heart as she and Craig were engaged there and made numerous memories attending each year. When diagnosed with Metastatic Melanoma on March 25, 2022, Christine was determined to kick cancer’s butt; which she did until her final breath. Christine’s strength, love, and courage doesn’t go unseen. She had the sweetest soul; undoubtedly putting everyone before herself. Chrissy’s unconditional love, determination and wisdom will continue to prosper and inspire us.
Christine leaves behind her husband, Craig, and her daughter, Rylee of Olivia; her parents, Michael and Marcia Barger of Robbinsdale; her brother, Michael (and Sandra) Barger of Chanhassen; and her fur baby, Mya Ray; and many other family and friends.
Blessed Be Her Memory