Ronald Christensen
July 11, 2019


Funeral service for former Emmetsburg resident Ronald Christensen will be Saturday, July 13, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. John Koopman will officiate.

Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday, July 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral home in Emmetsburg.

Ronald Christensen died on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Wausau Aspirus Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident on June 11, 2019. He was 81 years old.

Ron was born on May 29, 1938, in Britt, son of the late Martin and Meta (Brass) Christensen. He married Elaine Stohr on Dec. 16, 1961. She preceded him in death on Sept. 30, 2000.

Ron served four years in the United States Navy as a Communications Specialist.

Ron was employed by Palo Alto County Hospital starting in maintenance, then was volunteer EMT but continued on to be a paramedic until his retirement.

Following his retirement he spent his summers in Deerbrook and winters in Mesa, AZ. Ron loved to play golf. He enjoyed reading, playing cards and playing baseball in his younger years. He was a handyman and enjoyed doing carpentry work.

Survivors include a daughter, Kristi (Ron) Pegarsch of Wisconsin; a son, Kevin (friend Dina) Christensen of Iowa; six grandchildren, Kyle (friend Courtney) Pegarsch and Travis (Kala) Pegarsch of Wisconsin, Shawn (friend Mary) Christensen, Kellie Christensen, Chad (fianc Theresa) Christensen and Brook (Cordale) Wallace all of Arizona; six great-grandchild; a friend, Raynine Mitchell of Washington; a brother, Jerry (Arlene) Christensen of Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Thelma (Rusty) Meyering and Sharon Uken both of Iowa; and daughter-in-law, Shelia Lindstrom of Arizona.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Elaine.

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