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Charles Robert Christenson


Charles Robert Christenson, 90, of Grand Forks, died Monday, August 15, 2022, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.

Charles was born October 25, 1931, in Lowry, MN, the son of Christ & Emely Christenson. He attended the Glenwood High School and graduated in 1956 from the ND State College of Science.

He served in the US Army for 3 years and was honorably discharged in 1952 as a SGT.

Charles married Theresa Tehle on June 3, 1956, in Lowry, MN. Together they made their home in Williston and Grand Forks.

He worked for the ND Department of Transportation and retired as the Assistant District Engineer.

Charles enjoyed hunting, fishing and shooting. He and Theresa enjoyed being in Buffalo Bay for 22 summers and spent 24 winters together in Mesa, AZ.

Charles was a member of the Acacia Lodge #4, Scottish Rite, Kem Temple Shrine, Royal Order of Jesters, NRA, ND Shooting Sports Association, American Legion and University Lutheran Church of Grand Forks.

He is survived by his sister, Irene Zabel; brothers-in-law, Ron Raftevold & Don (Barb) Tehle and several nieces and nephews.

Charles is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Theresa.

**In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to University Lutheran Church c/o 2122 University Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58203 .

Memorial Service: 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 25 at University Lutheran Church in Grand Forks, with visitation from 12:30-1:30 p.m. prior to the service.

Private Inurnment: Memorial Park South Cemetery in Grand Forks, ND.

An online guestbook can be signed at www.amundsonfuneralhome.com

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