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Keith A. Christensen

March 12, 1943 — April 5, 2015

Keith A. Christensen

FOREST CITY – Keith A. Christensen, 72, of Forest City, formerly of Garner, died Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa in Mason City.

At his request, his body was cremated and there will be no services.

Cataldo Funeral Home in Garner is in charge of arrangements.

Keith Allen Christensen, the son of Emil and Dorothy (Keel) Christensen, was born March 12, 1943 in Forest City. He graduated from Garner-Hayfield High School in 1961. After high school, he attended Parsons College in Fairfield, IA and then Minneapolis Business College. He started a 29-year career with American Linen Supply Company in Minneapolis, which led him to stops in Topeka, KS and Gulfport, MS where he retired as general manager.

After he retired, Keith moved back to Iowa to care for his aging parents. He was a former member and past president of the Garner Rotary Club. He volunteered at Meals on Wheels by delivering meals and he was a volunteer mentor at SCORE, an organization that helps new owners of small businesses. He was a member of United Methodist Church in Ventura.

Keith enjoyed traveling the world and shared many stories and pictures from his adventures with his family and friends. He was an avid fisherman, loved nature and particularly enjoyed bird watching. Family was important to Keith and he made a point to attend the graduations and weddings of his many nieces and nephews. He was a loving uncle, brother, dad, grandpa, and friend, and always the life of the party.

Keith is survived by his three children, Sara (Scott) Wagner of Carmel, IN, Andrew (Majo) Christensen of Alicante, Spain and Heidi Weaver (Jamie Sargent) of Castle Rock, CO; grandchildren, Aitana Christensen Rivera, Olivia and Erik Wagner and Breckston Sargent; four brothers, Roger (Sharon) Christensen of Austin, MN, Dick (Peggy) Christensen of Spring Hill, FL, Don (Dotty) Christensen of Orlando, FL and Jim (Julie) Christensen of Issaquah, WA; and eleven nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.
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