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Doris Christensen - August 19, 2012


Doris Darlene Christensen, 81 years of age of Minden, died on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at Kearney County Health Services-LTC in Minden.
Doris was born on June 27, 1931, in Spring Ranch to Pearl and Gertie (Bohlen) Fry.
She was the fifth of six children. She grew up in that area and attended Pauline Schools. Later she attended Bonnell Beauty School in Hastings.
On June 27, 1951, she married George Christensen and moved to a farm south of Norman where they lived for many years.
She sold Avon, gardened, babysat, loved to read and write poetry and was a member of the Snowflake Extension Club.
She moved to Long Term Care three years ago and loved her coffee time, cards and the Husker games with her special friends. She also enjoyed playing in the Golden Angels Band.
Survivors include a son, Norman Christensen and wife, Karlene, of Minden; daughters, Debbie Schmitz and husband, Matthew, of Hastings and Vicki O’Brien and husband, Randy, of Ord; grandchildren, Tyler Christensen, Megan Schmitz, Tim, Riley, Brett and Mackenzie O’Brien and a great-grandson, Myer O’Brien; sisters, Verla Rothfuss of Hastings and Opal Hinrichs of Glenvil.
She is preceded in death by her husband, George; infant daughters, Penny Sue and Lori Jo; granddaughter, Stacey Christensen; brother, Ervin Fry and sisters, Blanche Hesman and Esther Carpenter.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. at the Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden with the Rev. Dan Davis officiating.
Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.
Burial will be in the Minden Cemetery.
Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden is in charge of arrangements.