|Birth: ||Nov. 28, 1895|
|Death: ||Jun. 17, 1995|
Oscar Christensen, 97, one of seven children of Jens Christensen and Anna Margaret (Jensen) Christensen was born on a farm south of Ruskin, Nov. 28, 1897. He died Saturday at Parkview Haven, Deshler.
He lived his entire life near Ruskin, except when as a child his family moved to Oregon for three years. Like his father, Oscar was a farmer. He attended Bethany Lutheran Church, Ruskin and it was at Bethany he met his future bride, Thora, in their confirmation class. He attended country school south of Ruskin, the Nelson College of Applied Science. He completed the two year course in three semestesr (sic).
On Feb. 3, 1920, he was married to Thora Petersen. Three sons were born to this union, Donald, Willard and Benjamin. Benjamin was killed in a tractor accident in 1977. The couple retired from the farm in 1976 and moved to town.
Last July his wife entered the Nelson Good Samaritan Home. Oct. 11, she entered Parkview Haven, Deshler. He joined her there Oct. 19.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Ernest, Albert and Ansgar Christensen; and three sisters, Serena Hansen, Mary Martens and Bertha Johanson.
Survivors include his wife, Thora, Deshler; two sons, Willard Christensen, Ruskin and Don Christensen, Riceville, Iowa; 11 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday, at 2 p.m. from the Bethany Lutheran Church, Ruskin with Pastor Richard Buchholz officiating. Burial was in Spring Creek Cemetery near Ruskin. Megrue-Price Funeral Home, Superior, was in charge of arrangements.
Superior Express, Thursday, June 22, 1995
information from Peggy Duey
Jens Christen Christensen (1862 - 1941)
Anna Margretha Jensen Christensen (1864 - 1952)
Thora Petersen Christensen (1898 - 1998)
Donald Edwin Christensen (1922 - 2015)*
Alvin Benjamin Christensen (1926 - 1977)*
Willard Lee Christensen (1931 - 2003)*
Marie Karen Christensen Martens (1886 - 1978)*
Serena Christinsen Hansen (1890 - 1981)*
Ernest C. Christensen (1893 - 1980)*
Oscar Christensen (1895 - 1995)
Albert P Christensen (1901 - 1973)*
Ansgar Emil Christensen (1907 - 1979)*
Spring Creek Cemetery
Plot: Lot 81A, Space 4
Created by: Marsha Hanson Dillon
Record added: Feb 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33799963