Robert "Bob" "Chris" F. Christensen, 88, of Marion, IN, and with family ties to Andrews, IN, died Friday, July 30, 2021, at 12:33 a.m., in his home.
Mr. Christensen graduated from Waukegan High School. He served 10 years in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged due to being injured in combat. He was a lifetime member and past State Commander of DAV.
He was born on June 3, 1933, in Waukegan, IL, to Fredrick and Dorothy Heaven Christensen. He married Wilma Pierce on Jan. 29, 1966. She preceded him in death.
Survivors include six children, Marie (Kenneth) Kovar, of Illinois, Rodney Hale, of Bloomington, John (Irene) Hale, of Marion, Kimberly Slagle, of Marion, Jo Ellen (Ed) Dickens, of Marion, and Patrick (Kendra) McGlothin, of Andrews; 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two sons, Robert "Bobby" Christensen and David Hale.
Burial will take place at Marion National Cemetery on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at 1 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion.
Memorial contributions may be directed to D.A.V. Bldg. 14, Rm.135, 1700 E. 38th St., Marion, IN 46953.
Online condolences may be shared at nswcares.com.