|#1 Published in the Enterprise September 18, 2020|
Milo E. Christensen, age 87 of Blair, NE.
Born: July 19, 1933, Washington County, NE.
Died: September 15, 2020, Omaha, NE.
Preceded in death by: parents, Niels E. and Carrie A. (Matzen) Christensen, brother, James and sister, Leona Thone.
Survived by: wife, Beverly Christensen of Blair, NE, sons, Michael (Jennifer) Christensen of Tekamah, NE and Paul (Cindy) Christensen of Blair, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
VISITATION: 4:00-7:00 pm Monday, September 21, 2020, with the 4:00-5:00 hour reserved for the elderly and health impaired, at Sievers-Sprick Funeral Home.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 10:00 am Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Abiding Faith Baptist Church. Social Distancing observed and face masks recommended for all services.
MEMORIALS: In Lieu of traditional remembrances memorials suggested to Abiding Faith Baptist Church.
Sievers-Sprick Funeral Home Fort Calhoun, NE 68023 402-468-5678
#2 Funeral Leaflet
Milo Emil Christensen was born on July 19, 1933 in Kennard, NE to Niels E. and Carrie A. (Matzen) Christensen, both of Kennard. Milo grew up in Kennard, attended McCarthy country school, and attended high school in Blair, NE, through the 10th grade. He left high school to work at various jobs, including farming with his father. He was drafted and served in the U.S. Army for two years, serving in Kansas, Colorado and in New York State. During his time in the service, he was married to Beverly Ann Warrick of Blair. Milo and Beverly had two sons, Michael (Jennifer) of Tekamah, NE and Paul (Cindy) Christensen of Blair, NE. They have 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, and additionally numerous nieces and nephews. They also sponsored several foreign exchange students and several very close life-long friends who are considered part of the family, especially Frank (Lana) Schafer of Fort Calhoun.
After his time in the U.S. Army, Milo returned home to Kennard and went into partnership with his father, Niels, and brother, James, farming ground in Kennard and east of Fort Calhoun near the river. He and Beverly moved to the farm in Fort Calhoun in 1955 and continued to farm that ground, now part of the Boyer Chute Project, until 1981. From there, they moved to Blair and became owner/operator of Christensen Trash Service, which they operated until 1995, when they prepared for retirement. After retirement, they snow-birded for several years in Florida, Texas and Arizona. In 2013, they decided to return to the Blair area.
Milo and Beverly were founding members of the Fort Calhoun Baptist Church, now called Abiding Faith Baptist Church. They were very involved with the fundraising and building of the church and were both current members there. After they stopped traveling, he took up and enjoyed gardening and working on his home, and recently entered the hobby of bee-keeping. Milo loved traveling, and in just the last two years they traveled on several excursions, including a long trip to Canada. They loved spending time with their family, especially going to sports activities involving grandchildren Cole and Claire. He was a great husband, father, loving and generous to all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother James L. Christensen and sister Leona Thone. Milo went to live with his Savior at the age of 87 on September 15, 2020. He will be incredibly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In Loving Memory of Milo E. Christensen
Born July 19, 1933 Washington County, Nebraska ~ Died September 15, 2020 Omaha, Nebraska
Visitation 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, September 21, 2020 Sievers-Sprick Funeral Home.
Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Abiding Faith Baptist Church. Officiant: Pastor Chris Eastman. Music: “Victory in Jesus”, “Because He Lives” Music Provided By: the Stangl Family
Sievers-Sprick Funeral Home, Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
Note: there was an obituary printed in the September 20, 2020 Omaha World-Herald but it had no additional information
~~~Obituary and funeral leaflet courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska~~~