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Korenne Kay Christenson-Posante


On Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, Korenne Kay (Krusee) Christenson-Posante of Underwood, Minn., passed away at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, N.D. She fought a courageous battle against cancer.

She was born in Glasgow, Mont., to Adrian and Frances Krusee. After graduating from high school, she pursued her love of traveling and acting. She was able to travel overseas and act in small venues around the US. She was a true thespian in and out of the theater.

​In 1966 she married Gerald “Lefty” Christenson and they had two children, Cari and Cody. She was able to leverage her love of acting by working in television at Prairie Public Broadcasting in Fargo. She started as a volunteer and worked her way to on-air talent to producing award-winning programs in her 20+ year career. In 1988, she and Gerald divorced.

​With her love of traveling, she was able to “work” as a guide on cruise ships and overseas trips. She eventually settled in Phoenix, Ariz., where she met Thomas Posante Sr. She and Tom were married in 2004. That same year, they bought the Lakeside Market on Ottertail Lake, in Minnesota. They owned and operated the local store for over 10 years. They eventually retired and became snowbirds, wintering in Bullhead City, Ariz., while summering on the Ottertail River in Underwood, Minn. In between seasons, she and Tom were often found in their motor home traveling across the country.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Adrian and Frances Krusee.

Survivors include her husband, Tom; two children, Cari Herman and her husband, Matt, and Cody Christenson and his wife, Mary; a stepson, TJ Posante; six grandchildren, Samantha, Madison, Amy, Elleri, Alexis and Bailey; a brother, Joe Krusee and his wife, Trish.

A celebration of life was planned for Saturday, Sept 24, from 2-5 p.m. at the Shoreline Cafe in Battle Lake, Minn.

The family requests that memorial gifts be designated for cancer research at Mayo Clinic. Memorials can be made online at or mailed to Department of Development, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905.


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