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Michael "Mike" D. Christensen

April 10, 1962 February 17, 2019
Michael "Mike" D. Christensen
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Obituary for Michael "Mike" D. Christensen

Michael "Mike" Dean Christensen, age 56, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Dunklau Gardens.

Michael D. Christensen was born April 10, 1962, to Robert and Darlene (Dostal) Christensen. He was baptized at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Fremont and graduated from Fremont High School in 1980.

Mike shot trap for the high school trap team and his team had the distinction of winning the Cornhusker National title. He continued shooting league and registered shoots throughout his life. He won many awards and was most proud of shooting 100 straight from the 27 yard line. For several years, shooting 100 straight singles came easy to Mike and he commemorated this stretch by getting custom license plates "100 STR8". Mike and Wendy spent many years taking their vacation to attend the Nebraska State Trapshoot.

He loved traveling to Texas to spend time hunting and fishing with his brother Jeff. Their fishing trips to Canada were Mike's favorite vacations.

Mike was very handy and tackled many projects when he and Wendy built their house, often with the help of his dad. He always had several projects going at once and he was always planning the next one.

Michael Christensen married Wendy Sass on June 26, 1993, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Bennington.

He worked many years at Platte Chemical Company and most recently worked at Royal Canin (Previously Natura).

Mike was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, trapshooting, mowing the lawn, and being outside.

In fighting this disease Mike was the strongest person--he fought hard until the very end. Starting in 2007, and again when the fight increased in 2013, with a 5 year battle to keep the disease in check. #IRONMIKE

Preceded in death by his father Robert Christensen

Survived by: Wife Wendy; Mother Darlene Christensen; Brother Jeff (Jody) Christensen; Sister Kelly (Larry) Voss; Mother and Father in law Walter and Gloria Sass; Brothers in law Tim (Tami) Sass and Troy Sass; Nieces and Nephews Cecelia Sass, Brooke Sass, Taylor and Travis Petersen, Sophie Hall, Cody Miller, and Shane Miller; Furry Kids: Stink, Agnes, Edith and Eleanor.

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Visitation: 3:00 - 8:00 PM Friday, February 22, 2019, at Dugan Funeral Chapel. Family will be present from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.

Funeral Services: 11:00 AM Saturday, February 23, 2019, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Bennington. Pastor Andreas Stein will be officiating.

Inurnment will be held at a later date.

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3:00 PM 2/22/2019 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/22/2019 8:00:00 PM
Dugan Funeral Chapel

751 North Lincoln Ave.
Fremont, NE 68025

Family present from 5-8PM

Dugan Funeral Chapel
751 North Lincoln Ave. Fremont 68025 NE
United States

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11:00 AM 2/23/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2/23/2019 12:00:00 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church

322 N Molley Street
Bennington, NE 68007

St. John's Lutheran Church
322 N Molley Street Bennington 68007 NE
United States

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