Tara Christensen, age 32, of Carver and Isanti, passed away February 27, 2009 in Isanti from complications of diabetes and liver failure. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, March 2nd at Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti with Pastor Valerie Brown-Greenly officiating. A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 1st at Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel and also 1 hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Interment will be in Athens Lutheran Cemetery.
Tara Diane Christensen was born, with a congenital liver disease, on February 23, 1977 in Cambridge to LeRoy and Diane Christensen. At the age of 11, Tara was given a gift of life with a liver transplant at the University of Minnesota Hospital. This gift gave her 20 years of added life with family and friends. Tara was baptized and confirmed and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti. She attended Isanti/Cambridge Schools and graduated with the class of 1995. Tara was a customer service representative at Digital River in Eden Prairie. She enjoyed shopping, scrap-booking, tying fleece blankets and facebook.
Tara passed away from complications of diabetes and liver failure at her parent’s home in Isanti on February 27, 2009 at the age of 32 years and 4 days. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Walter and Eleanor Christensen and Clifford Berge. She is survived by her parents, LeRoy and Diane Christensen of Isanti; brother, Eric (Cathy) of St. Paul; 2 sisters, Lisa (Rick) Hubley of Alto, Georgia, and Tina Christensen of Evansville, Indiana; grandmother, Carol Berge of Osseo; 4 nephews; 2 nieces; and by her best friend, Christopher Contreras of Carver, Minnesota; and by other relatives and many friends.