Donald L. Christensen, 66, of Mason City died Friday, June 18, 2004 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at First United Methodist Church, 119 South Georgia Avenue with the Reverend Jo Frahm Watkins officiating. A private family internment service will be held at Pleasant View Cemetery in Thornton, Iowa. Visitation will be held Monday from 3:00 ? 6:00 PM at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 North Pennsylvania Avenue, and one hour prior to service time at the church. Memorials may be directed to the Mason City High School Booster Club. Don was born on April 13, 1938, the son of Elmer C. and Anna J. (Sondergaard) Christensen. He grew up in Thornton, IA, where he graduated from Thornton High School in 1955. Don then moved to Mason City, where he attended Mason City Junior College and spent the remainder of his life. He owned Christensen Public Transit, which operated the city and school buses in Mason City. Don was a member of First United Methodist Church where he served as head usher for many years. Don was formerly a member of the Noon Lions Club, served as the Mason City Softball Commissioner for several years and was very active in the Mason City Booster Club. Don was an avid sports fan and enjoyed traveling. He could often be spotted at games supporting the Mason City Mohawks or Iowa Hawkeyes, whether they were playing at home or on the road. Don is survived by his daughter, Kim Christensen, of Loveland, CO; son, Steve Christensen, of Lake Mills, IA; son, John Christensen, his wife, Colleen, and their children, Ryan and Nathan, of Twinsburg, OH; sister, Betty Gerencser, of Carrollton, TX; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Mary Christensen, of LaFayette, CO; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Bob Bensch, of Mankato, MN; sister-in-law, Pat Christensen, of Houston, TX; and ten nieces and nephews. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Anna Christensen; an infant sister, Cleone; brother, Jack Christensen; brother-in-law, John Gerencser; and nephew, Tom Gerencser.
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Major Erickson Funeral Home on June 21, 2004 (map/driving directions) 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Major Erickson Funeral Home on June 22, 2004 (map/driving directions)
11:00 AM at First United Methodist Church on June 22, 2004 (map/driving directions)