Jesse Dale Christiansen(1925-2012)

Jesse Dale Christiansen
9/7/1925 - 12/18/2012
A public celebration of Dale's life will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, OR, on January 12th at 1:00 p.m.
Dale Christiansen was born in Elgin, OR to Toby and Eva Christiansen. The family moved to Portland where Dale attended Rigler Grade School and Grant High School.
During WW II he served in the US Navy, 1944 - 1946, in the Pacific Theater, aboard destroyers Harry F. Bauer DM 29 and Robert H. Smith, DM 26.
After the war he married Lorraine Swank. Lorraine died in 1997. Dale then married Florence Stoss Hale in 1998. Dale is survived by 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Returning to school after military service, Dale received his B.S. degree from Oregon State - Lewis and Clark, and received his M.E. from the University of Oregon. He was an elementary school teacher in the Portland Public School District, retiring in 1985. Most of his teaching years were at Creston Elementary.
Dale loved baseball and played at Grant High School, Oregon State, Lewis and Clark, and the Portland City League. His other interests were square dancing, golf, fishing, and international travel.
He asked that remembrances be sent to the American Diabetic Society.
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Published in The Yuma Sun on Jan. 5, 2013