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Plains Edition Obituaries for 11-27-10

Henry Russell Christensen, 82, longtime Big Springs farmer, died Nov., 13, 2010, at Indian Hills Manor in Ogallala.

He was born June 5, 1928, in Fremont, Neb., the son of Ed C. and Louise (Jacobsen) Christensen. He attended school at Fremont, Neb.

He entered the U.S. Army in 1955 and was discharged with honors in 1957. Sixteen of those months were served in Korea.

He then farmed with his father and brothers in the Fremont, Chappell, and Big Springs areas. In the winter months he drove a semi-truck for Super Sweet Feeds of Fremont and also hauled grain with his brother, Glenn.

He met his sweetheart Lorrie Stickley and they were married Nov. 3, 1963, in Ogallala. They celebrated their 47th anniversary this year. The couple lived in the Big Springs area since 1964.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Big Springs. He enjoyed being in the farming business and playing cards with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Lorrie Christensen and one son, Dayton (Jodi) Christensen, all of Big Springs; two daughters, Janelle (Dan) Kline of Lone Tree, Colo., and Carrie (Sean) Holland of Littleton, Colo.; one sister, Edith Stuenkel; three brothers, Emmett Christensen and Allen Christensen, all of Fremont and Rudy Christensen of Hooper; six sisters-in-law, Alice Christensen, Virginia Wells, and Sharon McGuire, all of Fremont, Hilda Christensen of Big Bear, Calif., Norlie Hodge of Sun City Ariz., and Janice McGowan of North Platte; eight grandchildren, Nathan, Levi, and Adam Lake of Aurora, Colo., Mitchell, Brooke, Wyatt and Colt Holland of Littleton, Colo., and Cameron Christensen of Big Springs; three step-grandchildren, Ashley Kline of Arvada, Colo., Christopher (Heather) Kline of Denver, Colo., and Angela (Patrick) Gallagher of Westminster, Colo.; one step-great-grandson, Brian Kline of Arvada, Colo., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Evelyn and Ethel and 12 brothers, Sterling, Harvey, Ervin, Gilbert, Seymour, Ray, Eddie, Warren, Paul, Glenn, Elwood, and Manley; five sisters-in-law, Evelyn, Inez, Marie, Linda Christensen and Jean Gaeth.

Henry Russell Christensen, 82, longtime Big Springs farmer, died Nov., 13, 2010, at Indian Hills Manor in Ogallala.

He was born June 5, 1928, in Fremont, Neb., the son of Ed C. and Louise (Jacobsen) Christensen. He attended school at Fremont, Neb.

He entered the U.S. Army in 1955 and was discharged with honors in 1957. Sixteen of those months were served in Korea.

He then farmed with his father and brothers in the Fremont, Chappell, and Big Springs areas. In the winter months he drove a semi-truck for Super Sweet Feeds of Fremont and also hauled grain with his brother, Glenn.

He met his sweetheart Lorrie Stickley and they were married Nov. 3, 1963, in Ogallala. They celebrated their 47th anniversary this year. The couple lived in the Big Springs area since 1964.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Big Springs. He enjoyed being in the farming business and playing cards with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Lorrie Christensen and one son, Dayton (Jodi) Christensen, all of Big Springs; two daughters, Janelle (Dan) Kline of Lone Tree, Colo., and Carrie (Sean) Holland of Littleton, Colo.; one sister, Edith Stuenkel; three brothers, Emmett Christensen and Allen Christensen, all of Fremont and Rudy Christensen of Hooper; six sisters-in-law, Alice Christensen, Virginia Wells, and Sharon McGuire, all of Fremont, Hilda Christensen of Big Bear, Calif., Norlie Hodge of Sun City Ariz., and Janice McGowan of North Platte; eight grandchildren, Nathan, Levi, and Adam Lake of Aurora, Colo., Mitchell, Brooke, Wyatt and Colt Holland of Littleton, Colo., and Cameron Christensen of Big Springs; three step-grandchildren, Ashley Kline of Arvada, Colo., Christopher (Heather) Kline of Denver, Colo., and Angela (Patrick) Gallagher of Westminster, Colo.; one step-great-grandson, Brian Kline of Arvada, Colo., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Evelyn and Ethel and 12 brothers, Sterling, Harvey, Ervin, Gilbert, Seymour, Ray, Eddie, Warren, Paul, Glenn, Elwood, and Manley; five sisters-in-law, Evelyn, Inez, Marie, Linda Christensen and Jean Gaeth.

Henry Russell Christensen, 82, longtime Big Springs farmer, died Nov., 13, 2010, at Indian Hills Manor in Ogallala.

He was born June 5, 1928, in Fremont, Neb., the son of Ed C. and Louise (Jacobsen) Christensen. He attended school at Fremont, Neb.

He entered the U.S. Army in 1955 and was discharged with honors in 1957. Sixteen of those months were served in Korea.

He then farmed with his father and brothers in the Fremont, Chappell, and Big Springs areas. In the winter months he drove a semi-truck for Super Sweet Feeds of Fremont and also hauled grain with his brother, Glenn.

He met his sweetheart Lorrie Stickley and they were married Nov. 3, 1963, in Ogallala. They celebrated their 47th anniversary this year. The couple lived in the Big Springs area since 1964.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Big Springs. He enjoyed being in the farming business and playing cards with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Lorrie Christensen and one son, Dayton (Jodi) Christensen, all of Big Springs; two daughters, Janelle (Dan) Kline of Lone Tree, Colo., and Carrie (Sean) Holland of Littleton, Colo.; one sister, Edith Stuenkel; three brothers, Emmett Christensen and Allen Christensen, all of Fremont and Rudy Christensen of Hooper; six sisters-in-law, Alice Christensen, Virginia Wells, and Sharon McGuire, all of Fremont, Hilda Christensen of Big Bear, Calif., Norlie Hodge of Sun City Ariz., and Janice McGowan of North Platte; eight grandchildren, Nathan, Levi, and Adam Lake of Aurora, Colo., Mitchell, Brooke, Wyatt and Colt Holland of Littleton, Colo., and Cameron Christensen of Big Springs; three step-grandchildren, Ashley Kline of Arvada, Colo., Christopher (Heather) Kline of Denver, Colo., and Angela (Patrick) Gallagher of Westminster, Colo.; one step-great-grandson, Brian Kline of Arvada, Colo., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Evelyn and Ethel and 12 brothers, Sterling, Harvey, Ervin, Gilbert, Seymour, Ray, Eddie, Warren, Paul, Glenn, Elwood, and Manley; five sisters-in-law, Evelyn, Inez, Marie, Linda Christensen and Jean Gaeth.

Henry Russell Christensen, 82, longtime Big Springs farmer, died Nov., 13, 2010, at Indian Hills Manor in Ogallala.

He was born June 5, 1928, in Fremont, Neb., the son of Ed C. and Louise (Jacobsen) Christensen. He attended school at Fremont, Neb.

He entered the U.S. Army in 1955 and was discharged with honors in 1957. Sixteen of those months were served in Korea.

He then farmed with his father and brothers in the Fremont, Chappell, and Big Springs areas. In the winter months he drove a semi-truck for Super Sweet Feeds of Fremont and also hauled grain with his brother, Glenn.

He met his sweetheart Lorrie Stickley and they were married Nov. 3, 1963, in Ogallala. They celebrated their 47th anniversary this year. The couple lived in the Big Springs area since 1964.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Big Springs. He enjoyed being in the farming business and playing cards with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Lorrie Christensen and one son, Dayton (Jodi) Christensen, all of Big Springs; two daughters, Janelle (Dan) Kline of Lone Tree, Colo., and Carrie (Sean) Holland of Littleton, Colo.; one sister, Edith Stuenkel; three brothers, Emmett Christensen and Allen Christensen, all of Fremont and Rudy Christensen of Hooper; six sisters-in-law, Alice Christensen, Virginia Wells, and Sharon McGuire, all of Fremont, Hilda Christensen of Big Bear, Calif., Norlie Hodge of Sun City Ariz., and Janice McGowan of North Platte; eight grandchildren, Nathan, Levi, and Adam Lake of Aurora, Colo., Mitchell, Brooke, Wyatt and Colt Holland of Littleton, Colo., and Cameron Christensen of Big Springs; three step-grandchildren, Ashley Kline of Arvada, Colo., Christopher (Heather) Kline of Denver, Colo., and Angela (Patrick) Gallagher of Westminster, Colo.; one step-great-grandson, Brian Kline of Arvada, Colo., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Evelyn and Ethel and 12 brothers, Sterling, Harvey, Ervin, Gilbert, Seymour, Ray, Eddie, Warren, Paul, Glenn, Elwood, and Manley; five sisters-in-law, Evelyn, Inez, Marie, Linda Christensen and Jean Gaeth.


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