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Anna Christine Whelan-Sjursen

d. October 22, 2018

Anna Christine Whelan-SjursenAnna Christine Whelan-Sjursen, 31, of Dickinson, ND, formerly of Crystal, ND, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 22, 2018 after experiencing flu-like symptoms. Anna Christine was born October 6, 1987 in Cavalier, ND, to Jeff and Greta (Anderson) Whelan. She grew up in rural Crystal and graduated from Valley High School in 2006. Anna went on to the University of Minnesota Crookston where she received her Associates Degree in Hospitality, Tourism Management and was an active member in ZETA of Clovia sorority. She then went on to receive her Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Tourism from the University of North Dakota. While attending UND she met the love of her life, Erik Sjursen. On June 30, 2012 Anna and Erik were united in marriage at the St. Thomas United Methodist Church, and they made their first home in Bismarck. After the birth of their daughter, Nadia Christine, they moved to Dickinson, ND where she worked as a child care provider at Nadia’s daycare/preschool. Anna was a loving, kind, mother and wife. Nadia was the light of Anna’s life and truly her little “mini-me”.Anna loved books of every kind; she was an avid reader from the time she was able to read. She also enjoyed scrapbooking, spending time with family at the lake and farm, 4-H, and Pembina County 4-H Junior Leaders. She was very involved in her home town church, attending youth group, teaching Sunday school and helping with VBS.She is survived by her husband, Erik; daughter, Nadia; parents, Jeff and Greta Whelan, Crystal, ND; sister, Kate (Derrick) Suda, Grafton, ND; and paternal grandparents, George and Mae Whelan, Crystal, ND. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, LuEtta and John Anderson. A private family service will be held at the St. Thomas United Methodist Church. Memorials and condolences can be sent to Erik Sjursen at 251 7th Street E, Dickinson, ND 58601 or Jeff and Greta Whelan at 14211 84th St. NE, Crystal, ND 58222.

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