Fred Christensen Sr.

Fred Christensen Sr.

(Editor’s note: this is an updated obituary with corrections made by the family to the obit that appeared last week.)

On Thursday, November 11, Fred Christensen Sr.,70, of Choteau, passed away peacefully in his sleep.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Gorder-Jensen Funeral Home. A graveside service took place on Friday, November 19.  

Fred was born on December 23, 1950 to Arthur and Mary Ann (Pfau) Christensen in Sidney, Montana. He was raised in Crane, Montana. In his adulthood, Fred moved back to Sidney, where he met his wife, Sheila Andersen. Sheila and Fred were married on November 17, 1968 and were married for 41 years before Sheila’s passing in 2010.

Fred, Sheila, and their four kids moved to Choteau in 1984. He was a retired construction worker and butcher. During Fred’s employment years, he owned Christensen Construction and Old West Lumber. During his retirement, he enjoyed cutting agates, fishing and hunting, and spending time with his family.

Fred is survived by his three sons Arthur (Shonie), Fred (Rachel), and Gene Christensen; one daughter Dora (Ron Schmierer) Christensen; three grandchildren Leigh (Brad) Greyn, Trisha Christensen, Addison Christensen; two great-grandchildren, Kilee and Gracie Greyn; two sisters; and one brother.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, two sisters, and one brother.

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