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OBIT: Robert Dale Christensen

Clear Lake- Robert “Bob” D. Christensen 82, died Friday, January 20, 2023 at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice, Mason City, Iowa.

Clear Lake- Robert “Bob” D. Christensen 82, died Friday, January 20, 2023 at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice, Mason City, Iowa.

A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 25th, 2023, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 419 North Delaware Ave., Mason City, Iowa, with Reverend Sean R. Smith officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City.

A viewing will be held Tuesday, January 24th, 2023, from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 310 1st Ave. North, Clear Lake.

Memorials may be directed MercyOne North Iowa Hospice, Bethlehem Lutheran Church or Alzheimer’s Association in Robert’s memory.

Robert Dale Christensen was born October 17, 1940, in Swaledale, the son of Aage Kjar and Johanna Louise (Wradislavski) Christensen. Robert was a graduate of Thornton High School in the class of 1959. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Army, later honorably discharged.

On July 3, 1970, Robert was united in marriage to Janet L. Sons at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Mason City; to this union one son was born.

Robert farmed his family farm, raising cattle until his retirement in 2002, when he and Janet moved to Clear Lake.

Robert enjoyed Duplicate bridge, reading Westerns, hunting and fishing, his greatest love was spending time with his beloved grandchildren. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Mason City, where he also taught Sunday school for 15 years; the American Legion and Thornton Farm Hands.

Robert is survived by his wife Janet of Clear Lake, son Kurt (Cindy) Christensen of Clear Lake; grandchildren Rebeccah Christensen of Iowa City, Michael Christensen of Clear Lake; sister Barbara (Willard) Krabbe of Mason City; brother-in-law Ronald Sons of Mountain Home, AR; niece Sherry (Dan) Manus; nephew Douglas (Jane) Krabbe; along with several cousins.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents and one brother Christian Christensen.

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