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Bernard Christensen

November 21, 1925 — December 6, 2020


Bernard ‘Chris’ Christensen. Age 95, of Blaine, MN, died peacefully Sunday, December 6th, 2020. He was the son of Bernard and Alice (Jensen) Christensen. He was born in Colfax, Wisconsin where he lived for 13 years before the family returned to Eagle Grove, Iowa where he attended eagle Grove High School before joining and proudly serving his country during World War II as the acting Chief Electrician aboard the USS Ebert. While attending the U of M for some electrical training, he met Pearl Rogers during a blind date. The two were united in marriage in 1944 and were together until her passing in 2012.  Chris built wood boats for Lugar Marine and in 1963 he started his company, Christy's Welding, and continued to weld until the age of 91 when he retired. He had a passion for flying airplanes, fishing and hunting. Chris is preceded in death by his wife Pearl. Chris is survived by his three sons, Michael Christensen (Jan), Terry Christensen (fiancée Jeanne) and Todd Christensen (Cindy); grandchildren, Shelly Byers (Paul), Angie Carr (Derick), Erica Thompson (Kevin), Nate (fiancée Kim), Kayla Bleifuss (Joe), Shelby (fiancée Kelly), Michael, Angie Martineau and Cory Martineau; great grandchildren, Gavin, Tyson, Malania, Emmy, Tristan, Jacob and Anna. Sister-in-law Judy Rogers, Juanita, Donna; brother-in-law Arthur Rogers and Gene Rogers; Niece Sherry Pfeiffer (Pete); great nieces Kari and Crissy; Nephews Ron Rogers and Greg Rogers. Special thanks to Chris’ neighbors, Tim, Elizabeth and her family for all of their care and support.

Funeral gathering on Fri, Dec 18 from 2-4PM at Miller Funeral Home, 6210 Hwy 65 NE, Fridley. Burial in Eagle Grove, IA.

Miller Funeral Home 763-571-1300

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Friday, December 18, 2020

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

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