William H Christensen
It is with great sadness to announce the passing of William H. Christensen, dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. William, born in Two Harbors, graduated from UMD and earned his Master's Degree in educational guidance. He began his teaching career at Horlick High School in Racine, teaching social studies and coaching basketball and football. He became the athletic director of Case High School and was awarded the title of assistant principal before retiring in 1985.
William is preceded in death by his mother, Inga Saur, father, Aagie Henry Chritensen, brothers, James and Charles Christensen, all from Minnesota, and son, Dean Christensen of Racine.
He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn (Johnson) of 60 wonderful years of marriage; children, Dr. Ross Christensen (Karen Skowronski) of Rancho Santa Fe, CA; Lynn Christensen (Stine Hansen) of Spokane, WA; Eric Christensen (Mary Loos) of Rochelle, IL; Judy Christensen (Don Drott) of Madison, WI; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
William will be missed by all who had the extreme pleasure of knowing him as an amazing family man, friend, animal lover, veteran of WWII, educator and sports enthusiast. A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, January 14, 2014, at the Kenosha Country Club.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Parkinsons Foundation of Milwaukee, Wisc, or First Presbyterian Church in Racine, Wisc.