|Published in the Enterprise September 29, 2000|
Tage I. Christensen, 82, of Blair, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at his home in rural Blair.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at First Lutheran Church in Blair. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28 at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Blair Cemetery.
Tage I. Christensen was born March 23, 1918, in Beldringe, Denmark, on the island of Fyn, to Hans Edward and Karen Margarethe (Hansen) Christensen.
He came to America with his parents, brother Harold, and sister Harriet when he was eight months old.
He attended elementary school at Orum and Cumming City and graduated from Blair High School in 1934.
Mr. Christensen was baptized in Denmark and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Blair in 1931.
He farmed with his father until the fall of 1941, when he went to work at the Curtis Wright Aircraft Factory in Buffalo, NY.
On February 14, 1942, he married Louella Suverkrubbe in Buffalo.
In November of 1942, he entered the U. S. Air Force, and went overseas in November 1943. He served as a sergeant with the 8th and 9th Air Force. He was stationed in England, France and Germany. He was honorably discharged in January, 1946.
Mr. Christensen farmed from 1946-to 1980. He was also employed at intervals at Armours and Vickers in Omaha.
He was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Danish Brotherhood of America, and was a past member of the Kennard American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Louella; sons and daughters-in-law, Curtis and Tami Christensen and Steven and Karen Christensen; a son Jeffrey Christensen; daughter and son-in-law, Tamara and Joseph Fryman; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a sister and brother-in-law, Harriet and Morris Palle, and many relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, Ronald; brother, Harold; sister Venda Jahnel; and an infant brother and sister.
Memorials are suggested to First Lutheran Church, Good Shepherd Home, or the Kennard Rescue Squad.
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
In Loving Memory of Tage I. Christensen
Born March 23, 1918 Beldringe, Fyn, Denmark; Entered into Rest September 26, 2000 Blair, Nebraska
Funeral Service: 10:30 am Friday, September 29, 2000 First Lutheran Church, Blair, Nebraska. Officiating: Rev. Harold Gillaspie, Rev. Walter Behrens.
Organist: Clare Cowing; Vocalist: Jean Hundtoft. Vocal Selections: “Going Home”; “When Peace, Like a River”; Congregational Hymns: #407 “Come, You Thankful People, Come”; #699 “Blessed Assurance”
Casket Bearers: James O. Anderson, Jim Dein, Frank Camden, Ron Ferring, Marvin Cudley, Gene Morrissey
Graveside Services: Blair Cemetery, Blair, Nebraska
Arrangements by Campbell~Aman Funeral Home.
~~obituary and leaflet courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings and leaflets on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska ~~~
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