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Warren J. Christensen

Jan 4, 2008

GRAETTINGER–Funeral services for Warren J. Christensen, 86, of Graettinger, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger, with Pastor Tedd Rieke officiating. Interment will be held at Valley View Cemetery in Graettinger.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. today at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Graettinger.

He died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at his home in Graettinger.

Warren J. Christensen, the son of Soren J. and Anna (Kerr) Christensen, was born June 27, 1921, in Rolfe.

He received his education in the Rolfe schools and later Des Moines Township schools where he graduated from high school.

On July 4, 1939, Warren was united in marriage to Genevieve “Jenny” Anderson. After their marriage, the couple farmed the family farm. In 1956, Warren went to work for Golden Sun Feeds in Estherville. In 1965, they moved to Sioux Falls, S.D., where he continued to work at Golden Sun. Later the couple moved to Larchwood and Warren was employed at Farmers Co-op Elevator until he retired in 1984. After Warren's retirement the couple moved back to Graettinger where they have made their home since. In his leisure time Warren enjoyed woodworking, golf and following the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Minnesota Vikings.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Genevieve “Jenny” of Graettinger; his children, Jimmy Christensen of Graettinger; Janice Reiter and her husband, Jim of Estherville; Judy Ripperda and her husband, John of LeMars; Jack Christensen and his wife, Joyce of Elgin, Minn.; Jill Fisher and her husband, Larry of Fort Worth, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and sister, Lula Schmidt of Emmetsburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Nelva, Merle, Lura, Fern, Beulah and Alvena; and brothers, Harold, Dale and Bobby. Online condolences can be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com