Gary “Ron” Rondell Christensen Jr., 61 of St. Paul, passed away Monday, December 16, 2019 at the Howard County Medical Center in St. Paul.
Funeral Services will be 1:00 P.M. Friday, December 20, 2019 at Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in St. Paul, NE. Pastor Steve Neal will be officiating. Interment will be in the Dannevirke Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M. Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family to be designated to Wounded Warriors or Families of Fallen Veterans.
Gary was born September 11, 1958 at Ord, Nebraska to Gary R. and Kathleen (Panowicz) Christensen. They lived on the farm until Ron was 16 when they moved to Elba. He graduated from Elba High School in 1976. He joined the U.S. Navy shortly after graduating, serving from 1976-1980. He was on the USS Enterprise Aircraft Carrier as a Flight Crew Mechanic.
After his discharge he worked in construction and maintenance until a back injury occurred. For the past 19 years he has helped take care of his nieces and nephews.
Ron enjoyed playing cards, reading and building model ships.
Those left to cherish his memory include his brothers, Martin (Stacy) Christensen of Kearney, Craig (Michelle) Christensen of Austin, Texas and Kevin Christensen of Kearney; sisters, Deb Lewis of Lincoln, Janet (Chuck) Dixson of St. Paul, Julie (Harold) Haferman of Blue Hill, Sherry (Tim) Montey of Juniata, Dawn Christensen and Brandi Christensen, both of Hastings; 22 nieces & nephews and 26 great-nieces & great-nephews.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Raymond and Vivian Panowicz, Albert Christensen and Noreen Christensen-Jensen.
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