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Karl Christensen

1928 - 2012 WILMINGTON, VT Karl Christensen, 83, a resident of Whitney Lane died peacefully at his home on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.

Karl was born in Hoosick, NY, on Dec. 27, 1928, son of Amdi and Edna (Eagle) Christensen. He attended Hoosick Falls schools. During the Korean War, he entered the Air Force in 1949. While on leave from the military, he was injured in a motorcycle accident; this became a permanent disability, which caused him to retire from the Air Force on Feb. 29, 1952, with the rank of Corporal. Karl had worked as an auto mechanic and later became a licensed electrician working in his own business and for Tri-State Electric of Troy, NY. He had resided in Petersburgh, NY for many years.

He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an avid trapshooter who was very accomplished and won several events. He also enjoyed traveling throughout the United States with his wife Geraldine in their camper. They had visited almost every state. He was a member of the Nelson E. Pickwell American Legion Post 15, ATA Trap Shooting, and Ducks Unlimited.

He was first married to Gail Arnold in 1954; they divorced in 1965. After many years of being friends with Geraldine (Dunn) Boyd, they married on Feb. 14, 1990, and spent 30 years living in St. Petersburg, Fla., before moving to Wilmington two years ago.

In addition to his wife of Wilmington, he leaves sons Charles and wife, Gale, Christensen of Auburn, NH and Carl and wife, Judy, Christensen of Petersburgh, NY, daughter Patricia and husband, Dave Butler, of Savanah, GA, stepson Randall Boyd of Wilmington, stepdaughters Pamela and husband, Clark Parris, of Halifax, and Lynn and husband, Alan Davis of Wilmington; brother, Andy and wife, Joyce, Christensen of Rochester, NY; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, four step- grandchildren, three step-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by two step- grandchildren, Eric Davis and Crystal Wendell, and step-daughter-in-law Teresa Boyd.

At Karl's request there will be no service.

MEMORIAL NOTICE: Memorial gifts may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or Wounded Warriors Project in care of the COVEY ALLEN & SHEA FUNERAL HOME, P.O. Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363.

To send the family personal e-mail condolences, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 6, 2012
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