Gail Christensen

Gail Christensen age 70, of rural Sleepy Eye, MN died on May 7, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loved ones.

Visitation will be on Friday, May 12, 2023, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel.

Service will be held at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel on Friday at 10:30 am.

The clergy will be Fr. Mark Steffl. Interment will be at the Brookville-Dannebod Cemetery in rural Sleepy Eye with a luncheon to follow at the farm, 44716 Co. Hwy 4, Sleepy Eye, MN.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye, MN. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Gail Susan Christensen was born on March 7, 1953, in Olivia, Minn. to Edward and Jean Kodet.  Gail graduated from Franklin High School in 1971. She married Andy Fox in 1972. The couple later divorced. Gail married Reynold Christensen in 2000.

Gail was a woman of many talents. For many years, you could find her behind her sewing machine making clothing, costumes, or dolls. She loved gardening and canning. Gail also loved to cook. She worked for Cedar Mountain Elementary School as a cook and custodian for more than 25 years. In retirement, Gail enjoyed surrounding herself with plants and flowers as well as shopping adventures.

She is survived by daughters, Melissa Fox (Sean McDermott) and Sheila (Paul) Glynn; son, Jesse Fox; stepdaughter, Melissa (Ian) Hanson; granddaughters, Gabrielle Gall and Shayla Christensen; grandsons, Landon and Easton Hanson; great-granddaughter, Mila Secory; mother, Jean Standfuss; six siblings, Janet Kodet (Al), Laurie Kodet (Tom), Anne Wendinger (Bruce), Amy Wendinger (Tim), Todd Wendinger, and Brad (DeAnn) Wendinger; brother-in-law, Jerry Deming; sister-in-law, Marilyn Arlt; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Edward; husband, Reynold; stepdaughter, Lori Christensen; brother, Mark Kodet; sister, Joyce Deming; and nephew, Michael Deming.

Special thanks to Gail’s longtime caregiver, Doreen Christensen, and CentraCare Hospice.