Vanetta “Nettie” Christensen, age 84, of Brainerd, passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. She was born to Raymond and Harriet Leibold on Sept. 17, 1927, in Brainerd. Vanetta and her husband, Melvin, owned and operated 371 Liquors, and Christy’s Auction, Furniture and Upholstery. She loved people and had a wonderful gift of gab. She also loved to travel and play cards.
Vanetta is survived by her children, Jim (Vicki), Larry (Pam), Allen, Bill (Diane), and Sharon; sister, Arlene Zaiser; brother, Vernon Leibold; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; son, Glen; sister, Elaine Wheeler; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, at Riverside Union Church, 3435 County Road 45, Brainerd. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.