Inger 'Christina Götesdotter' (née Haglund) Harrison
Harrison, Inger "Christina" Götesdotter (née Haglund) February 27, 1939 June 27, 2019 Christina was born in Stockholm, Sweden to Göte and Britt (née Westerlund) Haglund. She grew up in northern Sweden and Smaland before attending the University of Uppsala and The Institute of Archaeology at University of London, where she met her future husband Keith Harrison. Together with their daughter Katrina, they emigrated to the U.S. in 1966, eventually settling in Northfield, Minnesota. A second daughter, Rebecca, was born in 1969. Christina taught anthropology and archaeology at Carleton, St. Olaf, Hamline, and the University of Minnesota before starting her own company, Archaeological Research Services. As a founding member of the Council for Minnesota Archaeology, she helped establish high standards for the practice in the state. An avid historian, she served on the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission and was one of the founding members of Friends of Minnesota Barns. She also served on the altar guild at Mount Olive Lutheran Church. She enjoyed camping, traveling, reading, the arts, and spending time with her beloved friends, family, and pets. She is survived by daughters Rebecca and Katrina, son-in-law and work partner John Strot, grandchildren Nicholas and Zofia, sisters Laila and Maria, brothers Lars, Hans, and Jan, ex-husband Keith, pets Ziggy, Malinka, and Jude, numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family around the world. A memorial service is planned for later this summer. (Please contact the family for further information.)
Published on July 7, 2019
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