THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Gerald W. Christensen Sr.
Issue Date: June 3, 2020
Gerald W. Christensen, Sr., 79, of Mountain, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2020.
Born July 13, 1940 in Maple Valley, to the late Ivan and Irene (Kitzman) Christensen, he was known to many as "Snuff" or Monkey". On Oct. 29, 1960, he married Georgia Ozechowski. For many years he worked as a millright, a local 139 crane operator, he owned a construction company and was attendant of the Town of Riverview Recycle Center.
He was proud to have been a part of the latest Lambeau field construction. When not working, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and racing, both stock car and off road.
Survivors include three children, Jerry (Karen) Christensen, Mark Christensen and Tim (Beth) Christensen; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Diane (Terry) Payette, Jackie (Paul) Bort and Carolyn (Gordon) Kruse; a brother, Byron (Sue) Christensen and many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia in 2003; twin infant daughters, Tina and Dawn; a grandson, Jeremy; three brothers, Ivan (Barb) Christensen, Gene Christensen and Allen Christensen and a sister, Colleen Christensen.
Visitation will be held Friday, June 5, 2020 at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring from 3 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 6 p.m. Interment will be beside his wife in Frostville Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences can be expressed at www.gruetzmacherfuneralhome.com