Harlan believed that "when someone passes away, their soul returns to God".
The Mn Legislature had a Moment Of Silence for Harlan (begins at minute 5:10):
HCC was, indeed, most memorable as a teacher at Minnehaha Academy. Whenever he spoke, it was with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. I can only smile now, thinking of him.
Thanks Mr Christianson, You were my homeroom teacher at MA. My sympathy to your family. Carol Van Guilder Henry
Thanks, Mr. Christianson. You were an engaging and fantastic teacher and proof that at least in the '70s, one could be both a "liberal" and a Christian. I will always be grateful for my MA education and you were one of the major reasons.
Harlan was one of my most memorable teachers at Minnehaha Academy. He taught the value of debate and the skills of openness to new ideas. The world needs these to be apart of education and each of us especially in these times. As a Christian environmental care proponent myself and knowing this man's belief goes with his work, it does not surprise me Harlan spent much of his life after I knew him dedicated to this field too. Way to go Harlan. Wish I could have talked with him since graduation in 1966. Wish the Coffee House Extempore was around for my grandchildren.
I will remember Mr. Christianson with much fondness. I lost my own father the year I graduated Minnehaha (1968). My father died 12/31/67. Mr. Christianson was very kind to me and showed his concern for myself and my family during this time. He was a terrific teacher.
Lorie & Kiel
I was saddened to hear of Harlan's passing. If it wasn't for Harlan, I never would have had the opportunity to own my own horse. Those days at Salem Hills Farm were the best days of my teen years and I wish I could go back to those days. Harlan, you were the best and thank you so much.