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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Richard "Dick" Harold Christensen
May 15, 1937 - August 12, 2019

Place of Birth: Sidney, MT
Residence: Sidney, MT
Age: 82

Richard “Dick” Harold Christensen was born on May 15, 1937 to Harold and Winona (Evenson) Christensen, in Sidney, Montana . He was the eldest of seven children and grew up rocking babies. As his siblings, Jerry, Janice, Joyce, Steve, LuAnne and Paul were born, he was in charge of keeping them entertained. He lived in Sidney all his life and graduated from Sidney High School in 1955. His mother Winona, signed him up for a two year business course in Denver right after he graduated. Richard headed to Denver and because he wasn’t fond of the big city he was able to earn his two year degree in one year.
Upon returning to Sidney he went to work for Holly Sugar as a bookkeeper for 3 years. In 1963, he left Holly Sugar and started his career with Lutheran Brotherhood. He earned many honors while working for Lutheran Brotherhood. He worked with them through their transition to Thrivent Financial. He qualified for 41 conventions and was inducted into the Thrivent Financial Hall of Fame in 2004. He retired from Thrivent in 2005 after 42 years of service.
Richard married Nancy Pierce on September 1, 1958 and to this union had three children, Sherry, John and David. They spent many hours traveling for swim team while the kids were young. He enjoyed traveling the world, vacationing in Big Sky, Montana, playing the stock market and Diet Pepsi. He married Carol Wilhelm on April 17, 1999. They split their time between Montana and Arizona. Richard was very dedicated to his family. He was also very proud of his children and grandchildren and was never shy about telling them that.
Richard was faithfully dedicated to Pella Lutheran Church, as was his father and grandfather, and served many years as Sunday School Superintendent and as a board member of the church council.
Richard is survived by his children: Sherry (Bob) Mayer, John (Lynn) Christensen and Dave (Sandy) Christensen. His brothers: Paul and Steve Christensen; his sisters: LuAnne (Harvey) Senn, and Joyce (Steve) Schreiber; brother-in-law, Ken Moen and sister-in-law, Lila Christensen. His grandchildren; Rachelle Baumann, Michael (Michelle) Baumann and Joel Baumann; Ben (Lena) Christensen and Wes (Rhea) Christensen; Melanie, Chad, Sean and Stephen Christensen. Five great grandchildren, Chole Baumann, Corra Baumann, Jadyn Earles, Byndi Sheehan and Molly Christensen and numerous other family members who will greatly miss him.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Janice Moen, his brother Gerald Christensen, and his wife Carol.

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Chole Crosby Butler (Sidney, MT)
Aug 13, 2019
I am very sorry for your loss. May our Lord comfort you during this time and always. God Bless.
Katie Williams (Sidney, Montana )
Aug 13, 2019
Fly high Mr. DICK hugs thanks for the laughs and the smiles

Katie CNA
Aug 13, 2019
Love you, Uncle Dick
Cynthia Misner (Berthold , ND)
Aug 14, 2019
I’m very sorry for your loss...Sherry, John , David ,Paul and families.
Violet Tharp & Eddy Vaira (Sidney, Montana)
Aug 14, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We are out of town, but know it was a pleasure knowing Dick for so many years.
Randy Jones
Aug 15, 2019
May the LORD give you comfort and guide you through this difficult time. Richard was our landlord when we moved to Sidney 40 years ago. We always enjoyed visiting with him over the years. He will be missed by many.
Randy & Bev
Beloved Dad
Beloved Grandpa
Linda H
Your Lodge Family
Beloved Dad~Sherry & Bob
Harvey, Lu & Family
Al, Lori, Chelsie & the boys, Austion, Preston & Nate Wilhelm
Joyce, Steve & Family Steve
The Treasurer's Office
Alexander Public Schools