John "Johnny" Christensen (1938 - 2011)

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CEDAR FALLS - John "Johnny" Christensen, 73, of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, April 21, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.
He was born Feb. 4, 1938 in Waterloo, the son of Carl and Agnes (Hendersen) Christensen. Christensen married Alice Weers on May 17, 1957, in Cedar Falls. They later divorced.
Christensen worked for Martinson Construction in Cedar Falls for over 30 years, and was also a self employed mason.
Christensen was a member of Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49 and the Cedar Falls Fraternal Order of Eagles. He enjoyed his family and friends, and loved fishing at his cabin near Harper's Ferry.
Survivors include a daughter, Tammy (Craig) Warmuth and a son, Kevin (Mary Kay) Christensen, both of Independence; four grandchildren, Ben "B.J." Shannon of Independence, Tanya (Johnny) Gates of Oelwein, Kara Christensen of Independence and Kurtis Christensen of Independence; a great grandchild, Kaden Shannon; two sisters, Rosie Christensen and Vera (James) Dow, both of Cedar Falls; and two stepsons, Scott (Tina) Bonorden and Mike Bonorden, both of Cedar Falls.
Christensen was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Carl Christensen; two sisters, Esther Bandfield and Annette Minikus; his special friend, Bonnie Bonorden; and three brothers-in-law, Eldon Frisch, Lloyd Bandfield and Harvey Minikus.
Services were Tuesday, April 26, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, with burial at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, both in Cedar Falls. A memorial fund will be established.
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Dahl Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home
1825 W 12th Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Apr. 28 to May 28, 2011