Christine Ann Miller Sjogren
October 19, 1954 – November 5, 2021
Christine Ann Miller Sjogren went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 5, 2021. Chris is survived by her husband, Mark Sjogren; her eight siblings; ten children; and twenty grandchildren.
VISITATION: Monday, November 8th from 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel. CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Tuesday, Nov. 9th at 11am, West Center Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Compassion International.
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Christine Ann Sjogren went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 5, 2021. Chris was born in York, Nebraska, on October 19, 1954. She spent most of her early life growing up with eight siblings in Geneva, Hastings, and Omaha. In high school, she was very involved in music and theater. She graduated from Holy Name in 1972. Chris met Mark Sjogren at an architectural firm where she worked as a receptionist. They married on May 15, 1976.
Chris dedicated her life to serving others after being radically changed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. Because of her love for Jesus, she valued those around her and expressed that in creative and sincere ways. From opening her home to countless families over 30 years of childcare, providing baked goods to almost everyone she met, directing and writing plays and musicals, visiting the elderly, and being extensively involved in her children’s schools, her life was full of seeing and serving those around her. All this was done with a desire to share Christ.
As a devoted wife of 45 years, Chris modeled hard work and hospitality. Despite the busyness of her life, she made it a point to make moments memorable. She loved sending boxes and cards completely covered in stickers. She spent many hours reading books over video calls to her grandkids. She sang and danced to Motown around the kitchen while baking cakes, brownies, rolls, etc. However, the greatest impact she had was on the spiritual lives of her children and grandchildren. She was a fervent prayer warrior who was a serious student of God’s word. She was always ready to give wise counsel and challenge and encourage her family in their walks with the Lord.
Chris was preceded in death by her father, Charles Miller, and her mother, Mary-Ann Miller. Chris is survived by her husband, Mark Sjogren, her sons, Timothy (Laura), Daniel (Nicole), Philip (Taylor), and Benjamin (Amorita), her daughters, Rebekah (Michael), Kathrine (Ryan), Emily (Nathan), Abigail (Kevin), Brita, and Ellie, eight siblings and twenty grandchildren.