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Svend "Chris" Christensen, 80, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kimballton, Iowa. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home, 105 4th St. SW in Altoona.
Svend was born October 26, 1932 in Kimballton, Iowa to Marius and Johanne (Rasmussen) Christensen. He was a Hull Technician for the United States Navy and retired from there after twenty years. He was a member of the Altoona VFW.
Svend is survived by his daughters: Patty Christensen, Amy (Ron) Buenger, Judy Christensen, and Susan Backe; five grandchildren: Jeremy, Erik, Stefanie, Dustin, and Harley; three great grandchildren with one on the way; and his brother Kjer. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Totsy; and his sisters: Esther and Bertha.
Memorial contributions may be made to
in loving memory of Svend.
Published in Des Moines Register on Jan. 24, 2013