|February 05, 1925 - July 18, 2010|
|Visitation: 4:00-7:00pm Thursday July 22, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan|
|Funeral Service: 10:00am Friday July 23, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan|
|Interment: , at Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery |
|Carl A. Christensen, 85, of Milan, passed away Sunday July 18, 2010 at Friendship Manor, Rock Island.|
Funeral services will be held 10:00am, Friday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00pm, Thursday at the funeral home, with a Masonic service at 7:00pm. Burial will be in Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Eureka Lodge #69 A.F. & A.M., Milan or to St. James Lutheran Church, Rock Island.
Carl was born on February 5, 1925 in Haverslev, Denmark, the son of Chris and Astrid Christensen. He married Leota Swanson March 2, 1956 in Rock Island.
Mr. Christensen was a carpenter and cabinet maker at his business, Carl’s Cabinet Shop, Milan. He was also employed by Brandt Construction and Bohl’s Machine Shop.
Carl was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Rock Island, Eureka Lodge #69 A.F. & A.M., Viking Club, Danish Brotherhood, Civil War Roundtable, the Moose Lodge and Carpenter Union Local 166, both of Rock Island. He enjoyed making needlepoint pictures.
Mr. Christensen was a Veteran of the Danish Army having served in light artillery units.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Leota; daughters and sons in law, Lisa and Michael McDonald, Ballwin, MO., Linette and James Mohrmann, Chesterfield, MO.; grandson, Adam Mohrmann and half brother, Frank Christensen.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Christian, Clarence, Paul; sisters, Agnes Nielsen and Helen Christensen.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.
We were very sorry to learn of Carl’s death and wish to extend our deepest sympathies to Leota and the family. We came to know Carl through the Civil War Roundtable where he was a faithful member and we held him in the greatest regard. When we learned that he was a native of Denmark, we were highly impressed with his linguistic ability. He spoke English flawlessly. He used his adopted language to speak fondly and often of his family. He was an avid reader, and I enjoyed recommending books to him at the public library. He also had enviable skills as a craftsman in wood and sincerely enjoyed his work. Even though he returned to Denmark from time to time, we knew the Quad Cities was home for him. He was so much a part of the community. We valued his friendship and are among many who will miss him. May God welcome him with the blessing, “Well done, good and faithful servant...Enter into the joy of your master.”
Dr. James F. & Elizabeth Shearouse
Jim, Tim, and Andy
-- The Shearouse Family
For the Carl Christensen Family:
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. I worked with Carl he was a very good carpenter and I enjoyed working with him. He always expressed his pride in his family and was devoted to them.
-- Bill and Joan Morford
We are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Trish Burnett and Shelli Tague
-- Trish Burnett