Obituary of Robert C. Christenson
Robert (Bob) Christenson, 77, passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Bloomington, MN on Sunday, October 15th, 2023.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Irene Christenson, Mother and Father in law, Floyd and Peggy Sanner, Sister Helen, Brothers Jim and Joel, and son Jeff. Bob is survived by his Wife, Susan Christenson of St. Paul, Children; Christopher (Katie) Christenson of Minnetrista, Matthew (Sarah) Christenson of Blaine, Daughter-in-law, Bridget Christenson of St. Paul, John (Heather) Christenson of Eagan. Siblings; Sheila Eastman, Muriel Dykhuis, Dick Christenson, Carmel Stone, Crystal Stein, Jean Anderson, Russ Christenson, and Carol Davis. Grandchildren; Paige (Elliott), Kyla, Aspen, Hannah, Cecelia, Leah, Margaret, Rebecca, Connor, and Henrik – and many nieces and nephews.
Bob was born on May 31st, 1946 to Irene and Clifford Christenson in Roseau, Minnesota. He graduated from Lancaster High School in 1964, and went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching with a focus in Chemistry from Bemidji State University in 1968. In 1969, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard, where he served as an Electronic Technician until 1973. He then went on to work for Medtronic Inc. as a Manufacturing Engineer, for 32 years.
Bob always saw the best in people, and lived life with a pure and loving heart. He loved spending time with family, especially doing projects with his sons whether it was working on classic mustangs, building a playhouse for his grandchildren, or getting the boat ready for fishing season. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting, and fishing – and Sunday dinners with his family. Bob leaves behind a wonderful, loving legacy.
His memorial service will be held at 1:00 on Friday, November 17th at Willwersheid Funeral Home. 1167 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55015. Visitation beginning 1 hour prior to service. Interment to follow in Lancaster, MN on date to be determined.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert Christenson, please visit Tribute Store