Lenox Time Table
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
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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