Flora Christensen


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Posted Online: March 06, 2013, 7:16 pm
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Flora E. Christensen, 96, of Sherrard, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at the Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Beulah Presbyterian Church, 9221 148th Ave., Orion. Interment will be at Beulah Cemetery, Orion. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Memorials may be made in care of the family for a memorial to be established at a later date or to the Sherrard Academic Foundation.
Flora was born June 16, 1916, in Humboldt, Iowa, the daughter of Hjalmer and Alma Claussen Johansen. She graduated from Rock Island High School in 1934 and also attended Moline Business College. She married Frank A. Christensen on Oct. 10, 1938, in Dixon, Ill. He preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 2007.
She was employed by International Harvester Farmall Works and later by the Sherrard School District. She was a former member of the Sherrard Women's Club and the TTS group at Beulah Presbyterian Church. Frank and Flora also farmed near Sherrard for more than 50 years.
She and Frank enjoyed traveling and traveled extensively in the United States and Mexico. After retiring, they spent their winters in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, where they formed many wonderful friendships.
Flora is survived by her children (and spouses), Janice (Jerry) Viernow, Preemption, Carol (Tom) Allen, Rapid City, S.D., Steve (Lori) Christensen, Sherrard, and Jeanne Christensen, Davenport; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; one son, Ronald; one grandson; and one brother.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.












 



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