March 8, 1930—August 8, 2017
RACINE—Dan Christensen, 87, formerly of Racine passed away with his family by his side on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Diamond Care Center in Bridgewater, SD.
He was born in Racine on March 8, 1930, the son of the late Oscar and Olivia (nee: Simonsen) Christensen. Dan proudly served in the United States Air
Force from 1951 through 1954. In December of 1978, Dan was united in marriage to his wife, Renee, in Illinois. He worked for Young Radiator for 43 years, and also for Lincoln Lutheran for 20 years.
Dan loved being outdoors, especially working in his garden. He looked forward to the warmer months, however he once mowed his lawn in January! He enjoyed the Native American Heritage and collecting artifacts. Dan also enjoyed bowling, books and memorabilia of all sorts. Everything that he did, he did it whole heartedly.
Surviving are his granddaughters, Kristen (Scott) Marken of Bridgewater, SD, and Vanessa Marcucci of Racine; great grandchildren, Onyx, Maci, Emily, and Kai of Bridgewater, SD, Cienna of Sioux Falls, SD, and Adaran of Racine; sister, Pat (Bob) Schoedl of FL, brother, Kenny (Bonnie) Christensen of Racine, and sister-in-law, Karla Christensen of Racine. He is further survived by many nieces, nephew, and dear friends.
Dan was preceded in death by his wife, Renee, daughter, Shari Barth, great grandson, AJ, brother, Jack Christensen, and special friend, Barb Gatzki.
A memorial service for Dan will be held at Sturino Funeral Home on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Denise M.H. Mbise officiating. Visitation will take place at the funeral home prior to the service at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.
We would like to thank the staff and residents of Diamond Care Center for making Dan part of your family. He enjoyed his time with you!
Online condolences can be expressed at sturinofuneralhome.com