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Charles Gerald (Jerry) Christenson


Charles Gerald (Jerry) Christenson, of Sun Lakes, AZ passed away December 30, 2018 in Chandler, AZ.  Jerry was born in Dodgeville, Wisconsin on March 10, 1940 to Claire Christenson and Mildred Johnson. Jerry was married to Janet Swanson from 1960 through 1994 and lived in LeMars, Iowa. They had two children; Julie and Jeffrey Christenson. Jerry married Carol Dahl in 1995.

Jerry was National Sales Director for Palmer Candy Co. in Sioux City, Iowa before his retirement. He was very active in Scandinavian Club, Giants spring training games, reading to the blind and many other projects. He loved to travel, clip coupons and have coffee at Basha’s every morning with his buddies. He loved spending time with family and friends and was always the first to volunteer his help. Over the last two years the caretakers at Renaissance were like family to him.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carol, two children, Julie Christenson and Jeffrey (Sharon) Christenson, two grandchildren, Carson and Jackson Christenson, two step sons, Mike (Sheila) Dahl and Chris (Kim) Dahl, eight step grandchildren, Spencer, Adrian, Aubrey, and Ashlyn Dahl, Alyssa Krzeszowski, Trey and Travis Ramsey and Rachel Morrow, three great grandchildren, Hudson Ramsey, Kali & Kori Morrow, one sister Jan (Dick) Jewell and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife and step daughter, Barb Dahl.

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