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Duane Christensen Obituary
Duane Christensen
May 27,1938 - Jan 4,2013
Resident of Rodeo
Duane L. Christensen entered peacefully into rest in San Pablo, CA on January 4, 2013. He was 74 years old. Born in Park Rapids, Minnesota to John and Elsie Christensen on May 27, 1938, Duane had graduated with a PhD from Harvard University. A longtime Theology Professor, Duane had written many books, academic articles and reviews and is recognized as an Old Testament Scholar. He had established the BIBAL Corporation which promotes the study of biblical literature and was still the President when he passed. He also volunteered at the San Quentin State Prison where he offered spiritual guidance to the inmates. Duane will truly be missed by many. Duane is survived by his loving wife Martha Christensen; his children, Beth (Jeff) Welin of Magnolia, MA, Sharon (Jonathan) Christensen Clark of Moorhead, MN, Julie Christensen and fianc#233; Robert Schreib, Scott Smith of Concord, CA and Andrew Smith of Concord, CA. He will truly be missed by his siblings, Barbara Berquist of Gig Harbor, WA and Darwin Christensen (Donna) of Olympia, WA and Paul (Nancy) of Port Orchard, WA. He will always be remembered by his grandchildren, Erin, Brannen, Timothy, Benjamin, Michael and Christopher. He was preceded in death by his parents, along with his brothers, David and Derald Christensen. Visitation for Duane will be on Friday, January 11, 2013 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at Salvation Army Community Church, 3950 Clayton Road, Concord, CA. A funeral service will begin at 2:00 PM at Salvation Army Community Church. Burial will be private.


Published in Contra Costa Times on Jan. 10, 2013
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