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Kresten Torvald “KT” Christensen

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CHRISTENSEN RITES HELD-- Pilot Tribune 25 May 1950

Kresten Torville Christensen better known as K.T. died Saturday. Seventy-six years old and for many years a resident of the Blair vicinity, he had been living on route 2, Florence for several years.

He and Mrs. Christensen had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

Mr. Christensen was the head of a four generation family numbering 71 persons.

Surviving him are his wife, Kristina Marie Christensen; seven daughters, Mrs. Ralph Wilson of Los Angeles, Mrs. O.W. Sanders of Kansas City, Mrs. W. D. Swanson, Mrs. Frank Simet, Mrs. C.M. Golehon, Mrs. Norbert Thirtle and Mrs. Donald Lake, all of Omaha; six sons, J. Pete. Chris T., Fred V., Oscar T., Marshall H., Merrill R. Christensen, All of Omaha.

There are 36 surviving grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Also Surviving are three brothers, Peter Blicker, J. Chris Christensen and Dr. Fred V. Christensen.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Kremer Funeral Home, Benson. Interment followed in Springwell Cemetery.

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Kresten Torvald "KT" Christensen, son of Peder and Ane Margrethe Pedersen-Kristensen, was born May 20, 1873 in Holstebro, Ringkobing, Denmark. KT immigrated to the USA in 1873. He married Kristina Marie Christensen December 30,1899 in Orum, Nebraska.

The union of Kirstine Marie Chrisensen and Kresten Trovald Christensen was blessed with a large family:

1) Ida Margaret Christensen 1899 - 1979
-- 1st Husband: (Dick) Richard King
-- 2nd Husband: Ralph Harper Wilson 1884 - 1978

2) Jens Peter (Pete) Christensen 1911 - 1974
-- Ruth B. Thompson 1893 - 1989

3) Anna Grace Christensen 1903 - 1984
-- Oscar William Sander 1899 - 1971

4) Marie Christine Christensen 1904 - 1983
-- Axel Walter Dewey Swanson 1898 - 1965

5) Alma Solphie Christensen 1905 - 1984
-- 1st Husband: Cecil M. Hemmerling 1922 - 1998
-- 2nd Husband: Frank Howard Simet 1898 - 1952

6) Chris Torvil Christensen 1906 - 1974
-- Agnes Fae Stricklett 1907 - 1997

7) Tillie Sena Christensen 1908 - 1972
-- Charles Millard Gollehon 1903 - 1951

8) Fred Victor Christensen 1911 - 1974
-- Mary Ann Simet 1909-1994

9) Wilma Dorthea Christensen 1914 - 1995
-- Norbert Brant Thirtle 1908 - 1968

10) William Ernest Christensen 1914 - 1915

11) Oscar Tinus Christensen 1915 - 1997
-- 1st Wife: Bernese Cynthia Smith West 1916 - 1984
-- 2nd Wife: Ruth May Petersen Smith 1922 - 2009
-- 3rd Wife: Helen L Alexander Reid 1915 - 1967

12) Merrill Richard Christensen 1919 - 1965
-- Ruth Arlene Hansen 1920 - 2003

13) Marshall Howard Christensen 1919 - 1985
-- Alice Louise Matzen 1915 - 1994

14) Betty Lorraine Christensen 1927 - 1986
* Betty was adopted by her grand-parents.
* Betty was the biological daughter of Jens Peter (Pete) Christensen and ? MacWithey.
-- 1st Husband: Donald Henry Lake 1906 - 1951
-- 2nd Husband: Donald George Brott 1921 - 1997
-- 3rd Husband: Frank Albert Nejdl 1916 - 2004
-- 4th Husband: Donald George Brott 1906-1951



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  • Maintained by: Connie Schwindt Rumold
  • Originally Created by: Twila Nejdl-Oesterle
  • Added: 6 Aug 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 114990586
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kresten Torvald “KT” Christensen (20 May 1873–21 May 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 114990586, citing Springwell Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Connie Schwindt Rumold (contributor 47931842) .