Larry L. Christensen

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Larry L. Christensen, age 59 of New Hampton, IA completed his journey in his fight against Multiple Sclerosis on the anniversary of his father’s passing, Friday, February 8, 2019. A celebration of life for Larry will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with 6:45 Scriptural Wake Service. Online condolences for Larry’s family may be left at Private burial will be held at a later date in Calvary Cemetery at New Hampton. Larry was born in Ottawa, IL on July 8, 1959 to Ed and Marilee (Tiernan) Christensen. He attended and graduated from New Hampton High School in the class of 1977. After completing his education he went on to receive a degree in Powerline Technology from Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon. He was employed by the Cresco and Postville REC for 18 years. Larry adored his classmates and his friends, remaining close throughout the years. One of Larry’s favorite pastimes was to play golf with his father, and spend time with those close to him. Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Marilee Christensen of New Hampton; his brothers Kent (Cindy) Christensen and their children, Claire and Wesley, and Rich Christensen of Florida; his uncle, Larry (Marcia) Christensen of Thornton, IA and his cousins, Kail Christensen of Vail, CO and Kim Christensen of Appleton, MN. He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin; his grandparents, Chris and Marge Christensen, and William and Lee Tiernan.

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  1. Condolences to Marilee and family on the loss of your dear son and brother. You and many others will miss his upbeat manner. I remember him with a smile on his face. Keep sharing your memories.

  2. Great memories of Larry and his kind heart and soul. He will forever be missed and prayers to his family. Sending much love, Kristy Steffes Ashton

  3. He used to come into Kwik Star every night years ago and get his Whoppers and chocolate malt and we would talk about everything. He was always so funny and sweet. He will be missed.❤

  4. I have such fond memories of Larry. Always had the time to stop and talk. Prayers to his family.

    Leann Vorwald

  5. I remember Larry from high school , class of ’77. Later I would often see him at Klunders, he always had a smile an a kind word. May he rest in peace.

  6. It was a privilege and a pleasure to care for and get to know Larry. He had such a kind heart and wonderful personality. When I watch late night basketball I will always remember him . He kept me company on many nights at work. Thank you Merilee for sharing your beloved son with all of us at Linn Haven. I will think of him with smiles and laughter and a box of milk duds!!

  7. Marilee I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. It was a pleasure getting to meet and know Larry.

  8. Marilee, my Condolences to you and your family…Larry will be missed by all that had the priveldge of caring for him…Jana Frost

  9. My condolences to Larry’s family. He had such an engaging smile and personality. We will miss him. Ellen Boos Mueller. Class of 1977

  10. So sorry, Larry was such a good man! Did not deserve the horrible sickness. He is in peace now. Sending our deepest sympathies!! Stephen and Shelley Stalder

  11. Thoughts and prayers are with Larry’s family. May the Lord provide comfort and strength during this difficult time. Wonderful guy, he will be missed by many..🙏🏽❣🙏🏽

  12. We wish the Christensen family our deepest condolences. Larry had the optimistic attitude and happy demeanor that we will always remember. Jody Howard

  13. You all have my deepest sympathy, Larry will always be remembered with his kindness and caring heart. He always be sure to say hi and I am thankful for the memories I have with him! Love Dawn Katz

  14. I am so sorry to hear this sad news! Thoughts & prayers for all his family. Larry had a smile that would make a room light up! He was a genuinely nice guy that would always take time to visit. Class of 77′!

  15. Marilee and family, my deepest sympathy to you. Your wonderful memories are there to share. God bless. Kris Markham

  16. Marilee and family,, We are so sorry for your loss. With the love of family and friends and memories of Larry comfort you in the days to come. Dan and Carolyn

  17. Marilee and Family~I am so very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was always so friendly and would stop to chat whenever I would see him. My prayers for all of you will continue in the difficult days ahead. May your sweet memories bring you peace and comfort. ~Judy Knoll

  18. Marilee Our deepest condolences to you and yours. Praying for you all. You know how I always liked to visit with LARRY at the Office. Cherish the good memories. We are in Florida for the month. Will see you when we get back. Louise and Donn

  19. Marilee, Kent and Rich you have our sympathy. I was lucky enough to be friends with both Ed and Larry. Great times were had, and great memories to hold on to . I’m sure you all will to. Rest in peace Larry. Brad and Tess.

  20. May the memories of your loved one console you in the days ahead. All our thoughts and prayers to his family. David and Jeanne Roder

  21. My sympathy to Larry’s family. Larry always asked about our Tom. We had many good TALKS AT THE BASEBALL GAMES. Prayers from Betty Gorman

  22. Our deepest sympathies to the Christensen Family. Larry was the kind of guy that would always stop and visit no matter where you were. He was such a kind soul! R.I.P Buddy! Leo and Bev Dowd

  23. Our heart is with you Marilee & brothers Kent & Rich for your loss. We truly treasure our memories of happier times with Larry and those will be forever in our mind. Bruce & Callie

  24. Our love to you Marilee, Kent, Rich and family 💜
    Loved Larry, such a kind and sweet guy.
    Always in your hearts ♥️
    Jack & Nancy Anderson

  25. To my partner in business and my friend, RIP. I will always remember Larry for how he could crush a golf ball. Good times.

  26. Dayton & I want to extend our deepest sympathy to you Marilee & your family. . Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers. Dayton & Annette Fahning

  27. Karen and I would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to Marilee and family.Larry will be beside Ed now which means there will be some very good golf being played. Marilee you know how much we love you and Ed. Tim & Karen Rogers

  28. Kent , Cindy and all of Larry’s family: I’ll never forget Larry’s smile. Even when we got our asses in a sling, it never felt that bad, cause Larry was still smiling… See you on the flip side my friend. My sympathies to all who were lucky enough to know him. Rest in peace Class of 77

  29. Marilee, Kent, Cindi, and Rich,
    What a guy, Larry was a real charmer in his day! Always giving out the compliments! We are sad that the disease took over his last years, but we will remember him at his best on the course in Elma and NH and out and about town– always was a good time when he was around! Feeling happy for him to be at peace now.

  30. Our heartfelt sympathy to you Marilee, and to your family. You are in
    our thoughts and prayers. Chuck and Elaine Denner

  31. I am so sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. He was a great guy throughout high school. he will be missed by all.
    Barb (Troyna) Boomgarden
    Anoka, MN

  32. Marilee and family, we extend our deepest sympathies and prayers. We had lots of fun visits with him.
    May he Rest In Peace.

  33. Marilee: I didn’t know Larry, but I’m guessing he graduated from high school the same year as my son, Dick. Will just say this: No parent should ever have to experience the death of one of their children. Hugs to you and yours. Geri Brummond

  34. What an incredibly nice person. He was liked by everyone who was lucky enough to know him. He deserved better but only God knows why he gave him this terrible challenge.

  35. Marilee, Kent, Rich & family, we extend our deepest sympathy to your family! What can I say, he was one of the best friends in high school that anyone could ever have!!! His smile would make the room light up, even if we were getting in trouble!! He loved coming out to our farm to pick up rock, because he always said my Mom made the best goulash and my dad would let him have a beer when we were done with picking up rock! So, glad for the great conversations we would have when I would come back to New Hampton and run into him! The Class of “77” lost another great! RIP Lar, love ya!

  36. Our deepest condolences to Larry’s family. U all will remain in our thoughts and prayers. Valerie and Patrick Folkers

  37. I will always remember Larry as friendly and encouraging-he usually had a smile and a kind word. Larry put up a good fight and gave life his best. May he Rest In Peace alongside his dad at the great golf course in the heavens.

  38. I will always remember Larry as friendly and encouraging-he usually had a smile and a kind word. Larry put up a good fight and gave life his best. May he Rest In Peace alongside his dad at the great golf course in the heavens.

  39. Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Larry. Psalms 34:18 says that God is near to those brokenhearted. Draw close to God and he will grant you peace & comfort during this grievous time

  40. Gone from our sight, but never our memories. Gone from our touch, but never our hearts! I met Larry over 30 years through mutual friends. He always had a smile on his face and in his heart! My deepest condolences to his family!

  41. Sending our sincere sympathy and prayers to Marilee and her family. Larry was a friendly and genuine personality. May he rest in peace. He and Denny would talk fish whenever they would meet. He was such a good person.

  42. Our deepest sympathy to you all. Larry was a wonderful cheerful person and considered one of our family members. Thoughts and prayers to you all. May his memories live on.

  43. Larry was just a sweetheart! Every time I saw him, he left me with a smile!! Just good to think of him whole again!

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