Christine Ann (Miller) Sjogren

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.

To view a live broadcast of the Celebration of Life, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.

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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.

12 Comments

  • Dan Ryan Posted November 6, 2021 8:36 pm

    So sorry for your loss, dear Sjogren family. Prayers of comfort for you all.

  • Virginia Bishop Posted November 6, 2021 9:50 pm

    Yey, the Lord works in mysterious ways. Cousin Chris, I know there must have been an urgent mission waiting for you in heaven. God bless this family and your legions of friends and admirers. Thank you, Sjogren’s, for arranging for a video feed for those( like me) who cannot be there in person.

  • Angela Lindquist Posted November 7, 2021 7:39 am

    My deepest sympathies to your family during this time. I will never forget how Chris opened her heart and home to me when I lived in NE. I’m sure her memory will long live on in all her beloved children and grandchildren. Much love to each of her loved ones.

  • Judeth Davis Posted November 7, 2021 9:11 am

    “ But everywhere and always there is the hum of continuing.
    Though always incomplete, always there is the sound of love, forever and at the core unfinished. ” – Douglas Penick, On the Death of a Beloved Brother

    Chris, you were always a beloved friend of mine so our love remains unfinished.

  • Gregory Johnston Posted November 7, 2021 10:01 am

    My heartfelt condolences go out to the family it Chris Sogren. Both Chris and Mark played a huge role in my life as a new believer. Chris’s found and kindness was incredible. When my wife Tammy lost a pregnancy, Chris and Mark took us into their home to help us through that trying time. Chris took good care of us during that time. She catered to my wife’s needs with understanding and compassion. The Lord blessed us to have such a gracious person in our lives.

  • Julie Shaffer Posted November 8, 2021 9:02 am

    So very sorry for the loss of your Mother. May Jesus comfort you in this time and bless you with beautiful memories.

  • Roger and Geri Grant Posted November 8, 2021 10:21 am

    Dear Mark, we commend you to the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. We will continue to pray for you and thank God for every memory of your dear wife. With much love, Roger and Geri

  • Suzanne Drey League HN Class of ‘72 Posted November 8, 2021 11:31 am

    Extending my condolences to Chris family and friends. I have been so moved, and touched by Chris example of wife, mother, grandmother, friend, Christian, as written about. here. I knew Chris as a classmate, and fellow graduate from Holy Name high school.
    May cherished memories give you comfort as you journey through this season of sorrow . May faith reassure and sustain you.
    May our Lord give you peace, as you celebrate Chris life.
    Rejoice that she now resides in heaven with the angels and saints.
    With Jesus.

  • John Abrahamson Posted November 9, 2021 8:46 am

    Mark and Family Our sympathies are with you today and the days to come John and Patty

  • Karenĺ Batty Posted November 9, 2021 11:14 am

    Chris your wufe was such an example of a godly woman and your marriage a picture of Christ. May
    the God of all comfort be near you and your fsmily. now and the road ahead.

  • Elizabeth (Beth) Johnson (Vose) and Vose family Posted November 10, 2021 4:32 pm

    May the Lords bless each and every one of you. May the Lord keep you and may His face shine upon you.

  • Gus Dodorico Posted November 14, 2021 7:13 pm

    That’ obituary is so accurate and true. Wonderful but her loving walk with the Lord brought so much comfort into our lived. She was truly one of my all time favorites. Psalm18:30-32. Be comforted family.

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