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 Carl Louis Christiansen

Carl Louis Christiansen

Birth
Bear Lake, Manistee County, Michigan, USA
Death 13 Jun 2003 (aged 86)
Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
Burial Flora, Carroll County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 86467906 · View Source
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Carl Louis Christiansen, 86, of Flora, died at 5:10 a.m. June 13, 2003, in Lafayette Home Hospital, where he had been a patient for one week.

Born July 24, 1916, in Bear Lake, Michigan, he was the son of Louis Elmer and Amanda Bringleson Christiansen. His first marriage was to Wilma Ferrier. On Aug. 23, 1947, in Fowler, he was married to Mable Whitfield, who survives.

Mr. Christiansen was retired from Alcoa, Lafayette, where he had been employed from 1950 to 1978. He worked in the shipping department.

A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. During the war, he served in Germany, Italy, Sicily and France, fighting , at Normandy at the Battle of the Bulge.

He had resided in Flora since 1946.

Also surviving are one son, Gerald Edward Christiansen Sr. of Monticello; five daughters, Wilma Marie Butler of Cutler, Joyce Shank of Camden, Carol Pinkard of Knightstown, Connie Watts of Rossville, and Catherine McCarty of Flora; three sisters, Margie Carmack of Hot Springs, Ark., Eleanor Niematalo of Kelleva, Mich., and Ruth Henning of Traverse City, Mich.; one brother, Louis Elmer Christiansen Jr. of Michigan; 26 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. One grandson, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Services were held Monday at First Assembly of God, Delphi, with Pastor Brent Oliver and Pastor Brad Fullerton officiating. Burial was in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora.

Delphi Carroll County Comet June 18, 2003


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  • Created by: Richard Lybrook
  • Added: 9 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86467906
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carl Louis Christiansen (24 Jul 1916–13 Jun 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86467906, citing Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora, Carroll County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Richard Lybrook (contributor 47378025) .