|George Christensen, age 71, of Holiday Island, Arkansas, completed his voyage to Valhalla on Sunday, September 3, 2017. He was born on May 6, 1946, in Blair, Nebraska, to Robert and Irma Christensen, who preceded him in death. He was baptized and confirmed at the First Lutheran Church in Blair. He was very proud of his Danish Heritage.|
He spent his youth in Blair, graduating from Blair High School in 1964. After spending four years in the United States Air Force, he graduated from Dana College earning a B.S. degree in Accounting. He later earned a MBA from Central Missouri State University. He was a member of the Blair American Legion and a Life Member of Blair V.F.W. Post #1251.
George married Joeta Prather in St. Charles, Missouri, on April 25, 1970. They had two children, Emma and Nathan who were a constant source of pride and joy. Emma married Jay Calhoun and they have three sons, Samuel, Jacob, and Noah. Nathan has one boy, George Wolfgang Christensen. He loved his grandsons and enjoyed every moment he was with them.
George enjoyed bowling, golf, boating, and riding motorcycle. He, Joeta, and Nathan made a few motorcycle trips to the annual Sturgis Rally and to Myrtle Beach. He rode the Smokies with friends and the Rockies by himself. He always said “There was nothing like the smell of fresh road kill in the morning.” He loved old cars and owned several. He enjoyed all of his friendships.
While living in Missouri, he enjoyed serving on the Raymore/Peculiar Sunrise Optimist Club. He served as Honor Club President on two occasions and Outstanding Lt. Gov. for the West Missouri District. He also served as a board member and chaired several committees in the club.
His greatest joy was spending time with his wife, Joeta. Short or long trips they loved to talk about the beauty of this country or just nothing at all. The time they spent together was precious to George; making his life better and him a better man.
He is survived by his wife Joeta, of Holiday Island, Arkansas; one son, Nathan Christensen and his wife Tilan, of Raymore, Missouri; one daughter, Emma Calhoun and her husband Jay, of Papillion, Nebraska; five grandchildren, Samuel Calhoun, Jacob Calhoun, Noah Calhoun, George Christensen, and Julian Molina; sister-in-law, Janice Christensen, of Pawley’s Island, South Carolina; brother-in-law, Ron Prather and his wife Sue, of Kirksville, Missouri; mother-in-law, Geraldine Prather, of Kirksville, Missouri; three nephews, Robert Christensen, Michael Christensen, and Cory Prather; two nieces, Lissi Weaver and Gina Grant; and several friends.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Christensen; two sisters, Barbara Peterson and Mary Christensen; brother-in-law, Brian Peterson; and his Aunt Marian Nelson.
A private family burial will be held at a later date at the Blair Cemetery in Blair, Nebraska.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Circle of Life Hospice and entrusted to the White Funeral Home and Crematory, P.O. Box 890, Cassville, MO 65625.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville, Missouri.