Russell "Russ" Christensen
- December 15, 1938 - March 11, 2012
- Hunbolt, Iowa
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Memories & Candles
Russ was a life-long learner. He investigated many interests with great depth and enthusiasm, needing to become an authority on the subject. I remember when he got the disk player and invited all of us over to sit in the warmth of his pot-belly stove, eat fresh batches of popcorn, soup and tomatoes and watch movie after movie on what we now do without even thinking on-demand. Thanks Russ, you'll be missed.
Posted by: Melanie - Boston, MA - niece Apr 14, 2012
I worked with Russ at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility. When I read that he requested there be no service, I smiled. I remember him as a very selfless person and thus, would have felt that a service for him would be much ado about nothing. Although I hadn't seen him in many years, I have a mental picture of his constant smile and the world is no doubt, a few laughs shorter without him.
I want to express my heartfelt condolences to his family, and may he rest in peace.
Posted by: Doug Sellars - Tampa, FL - Friend Mar 20, 2012
Hi Joyce, I couldn't drive thru Humboldt without visiting you guys. I stopped by on the 11th to show Russ a gun that I had won. Russ was always giving me good advice and once in a while wonderful free supper. His stories, laugh and smile, gave me great joy. His home made beer was the best I ever tasted. I'll never forget his cheap reading glasses ( I now wear my own), his bargain shopping, his treasures, most of
Posted by: Dan Kramer - Fort Dodge, IA - friend, sparring partner Mar 20, 2012
I remember how great a guy Russ was and enjoyed the time we had spent together in our lives at tae kwon do class and after class. A trip to Las Vegas and friends of a kind. Deepest Sympathies to Joyce, Lisa and Jeff !!
Posted by: Tom Hemann - Ft. Dodge, IA - Friend and Blackbelt friend Mar 20, 2012
I worked with Russ at the Fort Dodge correctional facility. He was one nice guy and would do anything for anyone. I am glad I got to see him last year in Humboldt when I passed thru there.
Russ will be missed her on earth but will be welcomed into Heaven and he will have that Big smile when we see him again.
Posted by: Stacy Newgard - MILFORD, IA Mar 19, 2012
May the peace our our Lord Jesus Christ be with you Joyce and your Family.
Posted by: Michael Hendrickson - Greenwich, NY Mar 19, 2012