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Gerald Christensen

Christensen, Gerald N.

Gerald N. Christensen, 85, Green Bay, died unexpectedly Saturday February 16, 2013 at a local hospital following a short illness. He was born in Green Bay on Easter Sunday, April 17, 1927, to Walter and Ada (Hansen) Christensen.

Gerald was a graduate of Green Bay West High School, class of 1945. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II in finance and as a chaplain's assistant and organist. On February 12, 1949, Gerald was united in marriage to Carol Eberlein at First Presbyterian Church in Green Bay. This past week they just celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. Gerald was employed by Wisconsin Public Service for 41 years until his retirement in 1989. He was an active member of First Presbyterian Church for many years and served as an elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher as well as an organist and pianist. There are many memories that his family and friends will treasure, especially the years spent at the cottage on Half Moon Lake. His sons and grandchildren were always his pride and joy.

Gerald is survived by his wife Carol; two sons and daughters-in-law and their families, David and Mona Christensen and their children, Paul and Elise Christensen; Russell and Linda Christensen and their children, Matthew Gerald and Andrea Christensen, Nathan Christensen, Teri and Nate Miller and their son, Sullivan. He is further survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Harland Merrell; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dean and Lois Batha; nieces and nephews.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents and a sister and brother-in-law, Laverne and Lowell Christianson.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 until 7 p.m. Tuesday February 19, 2013. Visitation will continue on Wednesday February 20, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church, 200 South Ashland Ave., from 9:30 until 11:00 a.m. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Dr. Randy Argall officiating. The burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park.

A memorial fund has been established to benefit the First Presbyterian organ fund.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com

Gerald's family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of St. Mary's Hospital and Dr. Todd Reynolds for all of their care of Gerald and his family.

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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Feb. 17 to Feb. 20, 2013
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