Betty L. (Gossard, Shaw) Christiansen

Betty L. (Gossard, Shaw) Christiansen, 88, of Walbridge, passed Thursday, December 10, 2020, at Genacross Lutheran Homes. She was born August 22, 1932, in Alger, OH, the daughter of Delbert and Dora (Hamton) Gossard.

Betty was a loving and caring person, always full of energy and was involved in many organization, clubs, and social activities over the years. She married Dale Christiansen on September 3, 1976 and he preceded her in death on July 10, 2020. Together they shared many years of joy. After Betty’s retirement from Sunoco Refinery she and Dale enjoyed several winters at Live Oaks RV Resort in Arcadia FL.

Betty is survived by her children, Lila (Robert) Csortos of Florida, Robert (Sue) Shaw of Martin, OH and Brenda Enck (Mark McCormic) of Toledo, OH; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and many great-great grandchildren.

Betty and Dale’s wishes were that a memorial service be held when their ashes are buried together at a later date. Per Betty’s wishes “on a warm sunny day”. Services will be private for her family.

Arrangements have been entrusted with the Hanneman-Chudzinski-Keller Funeral Home, 416 S. Arch St., Fremont, Ohio 43420.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be gifted in Betty’s honor Genacross Lutheran Home Activities Fund, 131 N. Wheeling Rd. Toledo, Ohio 43605.

Online condolences, as well as a fond memory may be shared with Betty’s family by visiting



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