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Walter Christensen

February 17, 1936 — April 8, 2020

Detroit Lakes

Walter George Christensen, 84, of Erie Township, Becker County, passed April 8, 2020 at his residence.

Walter was born February 17, 1936 to Albert A. and Alma G.  (McGregor) Christensen near Osnabrock, Cavelier County, North Dakota. His family moved to a farm Northeast of Detroit Lakes in 1950. Walter attended Frazee High School and then joined the Army in August 1953 at the age of seventeen. Walter was honorably discharged from the Army in August 1956 but after returning to the workforce for a few years he decided to reenlist in March 1961. He served his country for three more years before being honorably discharged in April 1964. Walter met the love of his life Susan and they were married on December 2, 1967 at Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND. Walter and Susan were blessed with their daughter Jade in June 1974.

After Walter’s time in the Army, he began working for Tri-State Auto Auction and then Minneapolis Auto Auction after the family moved to the cities. After Walter’s father passed away, he took over his father’s business Christy Blade Service, where he owned and operated the business for 31 years before he retired.

Walter enjoyed many things in his life like fishing anytime of the year. He and Susan loved to travel, and they visited many National Parks as part of the trips. He also enjoyed cutting wood for their home, gardening, reading and watching sports whether in person or on television.

Deeply loved, Walter is survived by his wife Susan, one daughter Jade Dawn Christensen (Jeffrey Schwabe),  brothers Eugene (Ole) Christensen of Tillamook, OR and Allan (Elfrieda) Christensen of Lawton, OK ;  sisters Edith Logue of Moorhead, MN, Arlie Barrett of Brownsville, TX, Ella (Everett) Cockrell of Barstow, CA, Berneil (Bruce Halder) Delgado of Tumwater, WA, several nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Albert J., four sisters, June Highness, Agnes Swanson, Barbara Ulrich, and Fern Schellack.

Peace be to his memory.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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609 US-10, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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