|Birth: ||Apr. 3, 1935|
|Death: ||Mar. 24, 2003|
South Dakota, USA
Donald "Don" Christensen
Donald Christensen was born April 3, 1935 in Diamond Lake Township, Lincoln County, Minnesota, to Albert and Katherine (Tambo) Christensen. He was baptized and confirmed at Diamond Lake Church, and attended country school near Lake Benton. He then completed grades 10-12 at the Morris Agricultural School. He graduated in 1951 and worked ordinary farms near Minneapolis. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953-1955. After his discharge from the service he attended meat cutting school in Toledo, Ohio and worked at plants in Iowa before purchasing the locker plant in Lake Benton.
Don was united in marriage to Bernice Koch on July 12, 1959 at the United Methodist Church in Lake Benton. He then managed the Tyler locker plant. In December of 1962 they moved to Luverne and he worked at Iowa Beef Packing until Mrch 1998 whe he retired. After retirement Don and Bernice moved back to Lake Benton, where he was employed part-time at the Elkton Locker. Don was a member of the United Metodist Church. Lake Benton American Legion and Lions Club. He enjoyed woodworking, loved fishing, going to coffee, visiting with family and friends, and helping people. He was very proud of his "Pen" collection.
Donald Allen Christensen passed away on March 24, 2003 at Avera McKennan Hopital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at the age of 67 years, 11 months and 21 days.
He is survived by his wife Bernice of Lake Benton, his three children David of Redwood Falls, Sandra (Terry) Czichotzki of Barnesville, Brenda (Terry) Everson of Fargo North Dakota; six grandchildren Alex and Austin Czichotzki, Matthew and Jennifer Everson, and Andrew and Rachel Christensen; one brother Jim (Marilou) Christensen of Slayton, and many other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother Carl.
Albert John Christensen (1906 - 1990)
Katherine Eleanor Tambo Christensen (1909 - 1997)
Memorial Hill Cemetery
Created by: Chris Wimmer
Record added: Jan 08, 2009
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