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Niels T. Christensen

April 30, 1935 November 27, 2018
Niels T. Christensen
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Niels T. Christensen, age 83, of Union passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Niels was born April 30, 1935 in St. Louis, MO. He is the son of the late Carl Christensen and his wife Dorothy nee` Ethier. Niels served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War as Seaman 1st Class from 1952 to 1957. He was stationed in San Diego and Hawaii but his primary station during the war was in Japan. Niels was united in marriage to Patricia Poole August 8, 1959 at the Seven Holy Founders Catholic Church in Affton, MO. They made their home in St. Louis, the couple moved to Charlotte, NC for a time before settling in Union in 1976. Niels was employed as a sheer operator in several steel plants. He retired in 1997 from Vincent Steel. Niels was a music lover with interests in many genres, he also enjoyed movies and gardening. He loved animals and people, he never met a stranger. Niels was a proud patriot who loved his country, he was a member of the American Legion Post #297. He was also a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Union, MO.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, the love of his life Patricia Christensen on November 4, 2015 and by two sisters, Peggy Miller and Joann Starkey.

He is survived by three daughters, Carla Derakshan and her husband Tony of Iran, Katherine Wright and her husband Jeffrey of St Louis, MO and Stephanie Lewis and her husband Aaron of Villa Ridge, MO; two grandchildren, Hamid Derakshan and Madison Lewis; two sisters, Doris Palmisano and her husband Gene of St. Louis, MO and Linda Della Croce and her husband Enrico of Overland, MO; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, November 30, 2018 at 11:30 am at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO with Rev. Joe Post officiating. Burial followed in church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to American Legion Post #297 or the Franklin County Humane Society. The Christensen Family was served by the Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.


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Visitation

Friday

30

Nov

10:30 AM 11/30/2018 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11/30/2018 11:30:00 AM
Oltmann Funeral Home - Union

103 North Church Street
Union, MO 63084

Oltmann Funeral Home - Union
103 North Church Street Union 63084 MO
United States

Service

Friday

30

Nov

11:30 AM 11/30/2018 11:30:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11/30/2018 12:00:00 PM
Oltmann Funeral Home - Union

103 North Church Street
Union, MO 63084

Oltmann Funeral Home - Union
103 North Church Street Union 63084 MO
United States

Graveside

Friday

30

Nov

12:00 PM 11/30/2018 12:00:00 PM - 12:15 PM 11/30/2018 12:15:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Cemetery

Hwy 50 & Independence Dr.
Union, MO 63084

Immaculate Conception Cemetery
Hwy 50 & Independence Dr. Union 63084 MO
United States
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