Duane A. “Chris” Christensen, age 82 of Buffalo, MN, passed away November 2, 2013, with his family at his side. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 6, 2013, from 1 PM to 3 PM at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 250 East Broadway, Monticello. The funeral service will follow at 3 PM. Pastor Pete Martinson will officiate. Interment will be at the Minnesota Veterans’ Cemetery of Little Falls on Friday at Noon. Funeral arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.
Chris was born March 22, 1931, in Meadow, SD. He graduated from Litchfield High School and was active in sports, winning first place at the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament in 1949. Chris served in the Korean War and was active in the Jaycee’s, VFW, Cooties, and as a hospital volunteer at the St. Cloud VA. He also loved to hunt, fish and garden.
Chris was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; sister; and two great nephews. He is survived by his wife Velma; daughter Johanna; sister-in-law Diane DeSmith of FL; nephew E. Mark Christensen of FL; nieces Cindy (Brad) Mohr of FL, Mary (Bob) Riley of FL, Louise Chaffee of SD, and Bonnie Harrison of SD; nieces and nephews Barbara, Annie, Edwin Charlton, Duane Charlton and Chuck Charlton, all of SD; great nieces Nikki Smith of FL, Tanya Mohr of FL, and Ann Marie Christensen of MA.