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Lenox Time Table
Lenox, Iowa
Thursday May 23, 1968

OBITUARY ~ CHRIS CHRISTENSEN

Chris Christensen, 84, a retired farmer of the Kent community, passed away at the Greater Community Hospital in Creston at 5:10 p. m., Wednesday, May 15, after an extended illness with carcinoma.

Funeral services were held Friday at Coens Funeral Home at Creston with Rev. Azel L. Smith, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating. He was laid to rest in the Clearfield cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were grandsons, Harold A. Young, Jr., and Daniel Means of Cromwell, Mark and John Jensen and Phillip Hudson of Creston and Eugenie Applegate of Gilmore City. Mrs. Reed Kline of Creston was the organist and accompanied Darl Bell as he sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus."

Chris Christensen was born in Denmark, July 29, 1883, to Thomas and Nellie Magnuson Christensen and departed from this life on May 15, 1968, at the age of 84 years, nine months and 16 days. He grew to manhood in Denmark and on January 29, 1904, was united in marriage to Sofie Christensen. To this union nine children were born. Mr. Christensen was confirmed in the Lutheran faith in Denmark and in which he abided until death. They came to the United States in 1910, locating in the Elkhorn and Atlantic vicinity and farmed there until 1937 at which time they moved to Union County in the Kent community. He was a carpenter as well as a farmer and kept busy until his retirement.

He leaves to mourn his loss, a son, Harold Christensen of rural Kent, with whom he made his home, four daughters, Mrs. Gilbert (Rosa) Karas of Sharpsburg, Mrs. Einer (Mabel) Jensen and Mrs. Violet Beal both of Creston and Mrs. Kenneth (Agnes) Young of Lenox, also 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, who passed away November 25, 1942, three daughters, a son, his patients, a brother, two sisters, and a great-grandson.

Transcription and Submission by Lorelei Rusco, February of 2014

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