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1945 Robert 2023

Robert Christensen

December 24, 1945 — October 5, 2023

Manning

Robert Ray Christensen, son of Sigurd and Thomine (Clausen) Christensen, was born December 24, 1945, in Audubon County, Iowa. He attended country school near his home and graduated from Harlan High School in 1964.

Robert began working for Robert Kroman at the age of 16 and continued this working relationship through the age of 67. After graduation, Robert worked at Western Iowa Pork in Harlan. In 1972, he worked with Walnut Grove in Atlantic. After 1984, Robert farrowed sows, sold feeder pigs, and worked with Orland Fara at Manning Ag Center and the Dedham Coop until he retired in 2012. During retirement, Robert mowed lawn for three years at the Manning-Manilla Golf Course.

Robert was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Manning and enjoyed driving around in his side by side.

On Thursday, October 5, 2023, Robert passed away at his home in Manning, Iowa, at the age of 77 years, 9 months and 11 days.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Kevin Christensen of Harlan; two brothers Glenn (Dorit) Christensen and Jerald Christensen; and a sister Verleen Benton.

Robert is survived by a brother David (Marilee) Christensen of Harlan; sister-in-law Connie Christensen of South Chesterfield, Virginia; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Manning, Iowa with Rev. Jonathan Conner, Officiating.

Congregational Hymns are “The Old Rugged Cross” and “In The Garden” by Susan Lamb, Organist.

Honorary Bearers are Andy Stangl, Scott Lampman, Mel Lange, Roger Wegner, Bob Nissen and Jeff Hargens.

Place of Rest at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Kimballton, Iowa.

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Visitation

Saturday, October 14, 2023

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Zion Lutheran Church, Manning, Iowa

1204 Center St, Manning, IA 51455

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Visitation

Saturday, October 14, 2023

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Zion Lutheran Church, Manning, Iowa

1204 Center St, Manning, IA 51455

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