Roland Martin Christensen lived a life spanning 91 years from March 1, 1923 until March 21, 2014. Roland was the second of two sons born in Garden Co., NE to Christen Lauritz and Emma (Lehmkuhl) Christensen. His early years were spent in and around the small town of Chappell, NE where he graduated from Deuel County High School in 1940. Along with his older brother Christen Darwin "Dar" he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943. On December 20, 1944 Roland was united in marriage with Lois Jean Munson, also from Chappell, NE. During Roland's career the couple moved over 30 times until settling in San Antonio, TX in 1977. Roland was a kind and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and gr-grandfather who loved his family and friends, was a talented artist, enjoyed woodworking, bowling, fishing, gardening and travelling. He had a keen sense of humor and an optimistic view of the world. He was preceded in death by his parents. He leaves behind Lois, his wife of 69 years; three children: Nancy Lee King, Raleigh, NC; Charles Craig (LeAnne) Christensen, Bartlesville, OK; Jane Diane Miller, San Antonio, TX; seven grandchildren: William King; Benjamin, Andrew, Zachary, Hayley Miller; Kathryn Williston; and Anna Bollinger; and seven gr-grandchildren. Visitation Sunday, March 30 from 2-5 pm, Sunset Funeral Home, Austin Highway with services Monday, March 31 at 10 am, St. Matthews Methodist Church, interment at Fort Sam Houston. Please see photos, guestbook, stories, and expanded obituary on sunsetfuneralhomesa.com.
Published in Express-News on Mar. 28, 2014