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Warren Christensen

December 28, 1919 — January 7, 2018

Warren Christensen, formerly of Ogden, passed away peacefully January 7, 2018, at his home in the Good Samaritan Retirement Village, a Lutheran Church affiliated organization, in Loveland, Colorado.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Glenwood Cemetery in Ogden with Rev. Judy Winkelpeck officiating. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Boone Veterans Council. A visitation will be held at Carson-Stapp Funeral Home in Ogden, IA. on July 19, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Memorial funds may be donated to the youth fund at the Community United Methodist Church in Ogden. For online messages of condolence, please visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com



He was born December 28, 1919, in Ogden, Iowa, to Frank and Alta Christensen. He graduated from Ogden High School in 1937 and farmed with his family until 1943. In May 1943 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He was stationed at Barksdale AFB for training as a B-24 Liberator maintenance technician and then Hardwick Air Base, north of London. He was awarded 9 Bronze Star medals for direct support of B-24 raids over Germany and other Axis counties during the war. In March 1945 he returned to the United States and after his separation from the Airmy he returned to Ogden to farm with his Dad.

On December 16, 1945, Warren married Ruth Kuhl of Ogden. Their son Michael, was born in December, 1946. They farmed a mile west of Ogden until 1957, when the family moved into Ogden. Warren worked various jobs with Cornwall Hardware and also served Ogden as a city councilman, volunteer fireman, school bus driver and mailman. In 1960 Warren and Ruth, along with Gordon and Beverley Christensen, opened Spinning Wheels Roller Skating Rink in Ogden. During this time he influenced the life of thousands of children and young adults who enjoyed the skating rink.

In 1975 the skating rink was sold and Warren started the Christensen Real Estate Company, focusing on sales of farm land.

In 2010, he retired, and he and Ruth moved to Loveland, Colorado. They lived in Good Samaritan Retirement Village until Ruth’s passing in November, 2017, and Warren’s passing.

Warren was preceded in death by his parents, brother Russel, and his wife, Ruth, of 72 years. Survivors are son, Mike; daughter-in-law LaVonne; and grandson Ryan, grand daughter-in-law Tonia, and great-grand daughter, Riley Grace, all of Birmingham, Alabama. He was a life long member of the Community United Methodist Church in Ogden and was its longest living member at the time of his passing.

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Friday, July 19, 2019

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