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William Allen Christensen

November 25, 1942 ~ October 16, 2021 (age 78)

Obituary

William "Bill" Christensen passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at his home. Bill was 78 years old.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place for Bill on Friday, October 22, 2021, at 11:00 AM . Visitation will occur Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, with a Rosary taking place at 3:45 PM and a Prayer Service at 6:30 PM.  Visitation will continue one hour before church on the day of Mass. Burial will be at the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Clarissa following mass.

Mass and visitations will all take place at Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville, Minnesota.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the family, who will donate to Bill's favorite charities.

 

William (Bill) Allen Christensen was born on November 25, 1942, the son of James and Mary (Kurschner) Christensen of Baron, Wisconsin. Growing up in Wisconsin Bill and his family were naturally Brewers and Packer’s fans. They would pack a picnic lunch, drive to the city on Saturday to watch the Brewers, spend the night and then go watch the Packers on Sunday! Thankfully he eventually became a Viking’s fan.

 After high school Bill moved to the Clarissa, Minnesota area where he began working various jobs, mainly in the printing press business.  Over the years he got to meet many of the local community members, one of them being the sister of Mrs. Gloria Hauer. William and Gloria became friends and were united in marriage on March 24, 1970. This union would bless Bill with two children, Jeff and Tammi, and soon a baby girl Jill would make them a family of five. Bill took on the job of “Dad” naturally and was so caring and patient with his new family and he raised his stepchildren and loved them as if they were his own.

 Bill had a great sense of humor and was always quick with a joke. He never liked to ask for directions though which made family trips interesting when he would dig out the map and say “there must be a shortcut somewhere.” He used his hard work ethic to provide for his family. When Bill was not busy working, he joined a local bowling league and played softball and never said no to a game of cribbage or cards. This caring human being, with his cigar in his front pocket will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

On Saturday, October 16, 2021, Bill joined Gloria in heaven, at the age of 78. He is survived by his children; Jeffry Hauer, Tammi (Joe) Brisson and Jill Olson; grandchildren:  Josh Hauer, Jay Brisson, Scott Hauer, Bo Olson, Kari Hauer, Ann Mathieu, Amy Brisson, Ashley Olson and Kim Thompson; 17 great grandchildren; sibling: Rosemary (Tom) Olson; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bill is preceded in death by his wife, Gloria; parents James Sr and Mary; son-in-law Mike Olson; siblings: James “Buck” Christensen Jr. Sister Ginger Hammelman and brother-in-law Richard Hammelman.

 

 

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Services

Recitation of the Rosary
Thursday
October 21, 2021

3:45 PM
Christ the King Catholic Church
720 Main Street North
Browerville, MN 56438

Visitation
Thursday
October 21, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Christ the King Catholic Church
720 Main Street North
Browerville, MN 56438

Prayer Service
Thursday
October 21, 2021

6:30 PM
Christ the King Catholic Church
720 Main Street North
Browerville, MN 56438

Visitation
Friday
October 22, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Christ the King Catholic Church
720 Main Street North
Browerville, MN 56438

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
October 22, 2021

11:00 AM
Christ the King Catholic Church
720 Main Street North
Browerville, MN 56438

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