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Richard R. Christensen
Richard R. Christensen, 60, of Gillett passed away at home unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 8.
Born March 30, 1953 in Oconto Falls to the late Clarence and Savalia (Moede) Christensen, he graduated from Suring High School in 1971. He married Ruth Block June 19, 1976 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Pulcifer. He was employed as a supervisor in various plywood plants for the past 42 years. Currently he was employed at Techniply in Oconto Falls and also served as President of the Frostville Cemetery Association for the past 17 years.
He previously bowled at the Gillett Legion Bowling Alley for 15 years. He enjoyed hunting especially with his grandson, Ben Bohm. A member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Suring, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and enjoyed spending time with family.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth of Gillett; three daughters, Jackie Christensen and Nicole (Patrick) Bohm, both of Oconto Falls and Cindy Christensen, of Gillett; a brother, Dennis Christensen, of Suring; two sisters, Marlene (Richard) Olson, of Suring and Nancy (Leonard) Berg, of Neenah; a sister-in-law, Leone Christensen, of Gillett; a brother-in-law, John Dinse of King; a grandson and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Christensen and a sister, Patsy Dinse.
Visitation was held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring on Monday, Feb. 10 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation continued at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Suring on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. until the funeral ceremony at 11 a.m., with Pastor Michael Paholke officiating. Burial was in Frostville Cemetery. A memorial has been established at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Suring.
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