Marvin D. Christensen


Marvin D. Christensen, 88, of St. Paul died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Brookefield Park in St. Paul.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in St. Paul. The Reverend Carolyn Hellerich will officiate. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul with military honors by Carl Mogensen American Legion Post #119 of St. Paul.

Visitation will be on Sunday, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the church.

Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial designation to be determined at a later date.

Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home in St. Paul is in charge of arrangements.

Marvin was the son of George E. and Lillian Mae (Jacobs) Christensen. He was born October 19, 1925 in Howard County southwest of Wolbach.

Marvin attended rural schools in Howard and Greeley counties to the 8th grade. He then attended Wolbach High School where he graduated in 1943.

MPj04006670000[1]-W150After he completed his schooling, he worked with his father for a year. Marvin entered in the U.S. Army in 1944 serving in Germany. After receiving his discharge in 1945, he returned home to farm.

Marvin was united in marriage to Joan Pedersen on February 18, 1950 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wolbach.

The couple farmed near Wolbach. Marvin also had a dairy farm, did custom corn shelling, and trucked.

He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church of St. Paul, Carl Mogensen American Legion Post #119 of St. Paul, was a charter member of the Wolbach Saddle Club to which he belonged for over 50 years and a member of the Central Nebraska Antique Tractor Club of St. Paul.

He served on the Farmer’s Union Board for 9 years and the Wolbach Elevator Board for over 20 years.

Survivors include his wife, Joan of St. Paul; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Terry and Barb Christensen of North Loup and Randy Christensen of Wolbach; three daughters and sons-in-law, Marliss and Lewis Barth of Dannebrog, Cheryl and Randy Kosmicki of Grand Island and Valerie and Gene Killinger of St. Paul; 14 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; a sister, Beverly Redwine of Grand Island and his loving dog, Red.

He is preceded in death by his parents.


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  1. Tommy & Donna Pribnow

    We offer our condolences to another Veteran that has passed. May God Bless the family.

  2. Sandi Bryer

    Joan and Family, You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you with Comfort and Strength throughout the coming days, weeks and months. Marvin was such a friendly and kind soul, always with a smile. I’m glad I had the opportunity to know him. God’s peace be with you ALL.

  3. Gary & Kay Justesen

    You have our sympathy. Thinking of you as you go through this time of transition. Friends in Christ- Kay & Gary Justesen

  4. Mike & Robyn McCann

    We will add Marvin to our prayers this week. We hope that comfort is taken in the knowledge that Marvin had a great life, a wonderful family, and hundreds of friends and others who respected him as a great person and as a veteran.

  5. Dale and Delores Hongsermeier

    Joan and family,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Dale and Delores Hongsermeier

  6. Susan K. Foss

    Our deepest sympathy to all of Marvin’s family at this time of loss. Craig & I always loved running into Marvin & Joan-his friendliness and warm smile were always so welcomed. Always a joy who will be missed by all who knew him. We feel so blessed to have known Marvin-it was an honor. May he rest in peace. God bless him and all of his family. Sincerely, Craig & Sue Foss

  7. Norm & Donna Bandt

    We offer our condolences to all the family. Norm remember Marvin from when Norms dad(Percy) would help shell corn. Norm called Marvin the scoop shovel man cause every time he seen Marvin he always had a scoop shovel in his hand. God bless all of you.

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