AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Steven “Beaver” Christian, of Braham, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 5, 2018 as the result of a traffic accident. He was 61 years old.
A GATHERING OF FRIENDS will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 pm on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.
Steven “Beaver” Christian was born on November 28, 1956 at Kanabec Hospital in Mora MN to Arthur Jr. and Dorothy (Aldrich) Christian. He passed away on January 5, 2018 due to an auto accident at the age of 61.
He grew up in the Woodland area and went to elementary school at Warman. He attended Mora High School and graduated in 1974. After graduation he worked construction jobs, most of those years were spent with Standard Sidewalk of Lindstrom and EnviroSeptic of Isanti. He was a member of Local 49ers Union. He was a licensed sewer designer and installer. He also worked for K Johnson Holding Co. in Hinckley.
He loved to collect those “Harleys”. He owned several and many times was buying, selling and fixing them (in fact some were in boxes).
He bought “the farm” east of Woodland in June of 2000. He enjoyed many good times with family and friends on summer and winter weekends; lots of BBQs, hayrides, hunting and fun. There were many working weekends also; painting the buildings, remodeling and cutting wood.
On August 16, 2002 Beaver married Beverly Smith under the “Big Pine” at the farm. They later divorced but he continued to live at the farm until late 2015 when he moved to his nephew Brian’s home in Braham.
December 31, 2015 he suffered from a tear in the wall of his aorta and was hospitalized for several weeks at Abbott Hospital. He returned home to Braham and lived there until the time of his death.
Steven is preceded in death by his father Arthur.
He is survived by his mother Dorothy Christian of Mora; his sisters Marie (Jerry) Goebel of Mora and Audrey (Keith) Corey of Crosby; nephews Sgt. Travis Goebel of Harrisburg PA, Michael Corey of Crosby and Brian (Sandra) Rustad of Braham; niece Marissa Corey of Crosby. He is also survived by his stepdaughters Nancy DesJardins and Amy (Collin) Gustafson and step granddaughter Alexis; other family and friends. Beaver leaves behind his best friend and companion – his dog Annie.