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Willis A. Christenson

January 2, 1931 ~ September 1, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Willis A. Christenson, 92, passed away September 1, 2023, at Devine Home in

St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.

Willis was born the first of six children to Christian and Martha (nee) Brenizer

Christenson, January 2, 1931. He was the first boy born in Grantsburg. Wisconsin

Hospital.

He attended Bass Lake and Orr elementary schools and graduated from Luck

High School in 1950. He was hired out as a hired hand before serving in the U.S.

Army during the Korean War where he spent a lot of his time serving on an aircraft

flight deck.

 

Following his time in the army, he attended trade school in Fargo, North Dakota

to become a diesel mechanic. He was united in marriage to Mary Berglund in 1958.

Rhoda and Mark were added to the family in 1966 and 1968, respectively.

Willis was a faithful servant of God through his leadership as pastor of churches

in Cambridge, Minnesota, Merrill, and Eureka Center, Wisconsin.

He enjoyed deer hunting with his son and nephews. He enjoyed special

snowmobiling in the West Yellowstone area with his brother, Maurice. He was a

talented handyman, and a small plane pilot, loved fishing and camping when his

kids were younger, and had a love for Mexico, building churches in the summer

for several years. He was a musician at heart and loved playing gospel

bluegrass. He loved to travel on road trips, planes, trains, and automobiles.

 

 He leaves behind Mary his loving wife of 65 years, his daughter, Rhoda (Abdi) son,

Mark, brother, Maurice, and sisters Shirley and Rose, nieces, nephews, and

friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Christian and Martha, sisters,

Ione Muehlhauser and Fern Darmody, brothers-in-law, John Patrick Darmody

and Bruce Muehlhauser, and niece, Salina Muehlhauser.

The Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023,

at 11:00 A.M. at the Apple River Community Church with a

visitation one hour prior to the service.  Military Honors will be

rendered outside of the church following the service by the

Amery American Legion and the Wisconsin State Military Honors Program. 

 

Please join the family in the church fellowship hall for lunch following the service.

 

We know Willie thanks you for coming to celebrate his life and he thanks you for

playing an important role in it. He wanted you to know that he loves you all!

I Corinthians 13:12: Now, Willie is seeing his Lord and Savior, face to face.

 

The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with arrangements.

The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
September 9, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Apple River Community Church
942 U.S. Hwy 8
Amery, Wisconsin 54001

Celebration of Life
Saturday
September 9, 2023

11:00 AM
Apple River Community Church
942 U.S. Hwy 8
Amery, Wisconsin 54001

Military Honors
Saturday
September 9, 2023

11:45 AM
Apple River Community Church
942 U.S. Hwy 8
Amery, Wisconsin 54001

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