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Jill Elaine Eloge Christiansen, 77, Gretna

Jill Elaine Eloge Christiansen, 77, passed away June 11, 2020, in Gretna.
She was born on Oct. 27, 1942, to Lester and Ruth (Bird) Eloge.
She grew up in Nebraska City, and graduated from Nebraska City High School in 1961.
After high school, she attended The Methodist Hospital and Medical Center School of Nursing in St. Joseph, Mo., graduating in August of 1964.
In October of 1964, she was united in marriage to Arnold J. Christiansen, and together they raised three children, Christopher, Nikole, and Matthew.
Jill was a loving, adoring mother and she cared dearly for her family, her children, and grandchildren.
She loved her home, sharing ice cream with her grandchildren, crocheting, gardening, and landscaping.
Jill was a woman of great faith and she enjoyed being a part of her ministry.
She was an active member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Nebraska City.
She enjoyed a long successful career as a Registered Nurse and was among the best in her profession.
Jill worked in several areas of health care including clinical instruction for student nurses, surgery, emergency, hospital floor nurse, charge nurse, hospice nurse, geriatrics, and Director of Nursing.
Jill was a well-respected, compassionate nurse and was admired by her colleagues, coworkers, staff, her students, and her patients.
In 2005, she retired from her role as Director of Nursing from Duff’s Friendship Villa in Nebraska City after many years of employment.  
Jill was preceded in death by her father, Lester Eloge, her mother, Ruth (Bird) Eloge Eslava, her stepfather, Lowell Eslava, and her sister Judy (Eloge) Marion.
She is survived by her sisters Jacqueline (Eloge) Tanner, Jayne (Eloge) Swearengin, Julie (Eloge) West and husband Mark West, and her brother, Rick Eloge.
Jill is also survived by her husband of fifty-six years, Arnold J. Christiansen; her son Chris Christiansen and daughter-in-law Debra (Ferrin) Christiansen, grandsons Brandon Christiansen, Derrick Georges, and Lance Christiansen, granddaughters Natalie Christiansen and Halle Christiansen; her daughter Nikole (Christiansen) Benedict, and son-in-law James Benedict, grandsons Ethan Benedict and Dustin Benedict, granddaughter Haley Benedict and Haley’s fiance Nick Rockwell, granddaughter Delainey Benedict; her son Matthew Christiansen and daughter-in-law Kelli (Steedly) Christiansen, grandsons Tristan Kriefels, Bowen Christiansen and Colston Christiansen.
Jill is loved and adored by her family and all that knew her. She will always be loved and she will forever be missed.

Memorial Service will be held online Friday, June 26, 2020, at 11 a.m. via Zoom.  The meeting ID is: 968 4123 5383 The password is: 402541

Flowers, arrangements, cards, etc. may be directed to: Chapel of Memories
1221 N 16th
Council Bluffs, IA 51501   712-256-9988