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Norman Edgar Christiansen

September 30, 1929 — April 2, 2023

Norman Edgar Christiansen was born September 30, 1929 the son of the late Max and Laura (Koch) Christiansen on the family farm in Hanover township, Crawford County, IA. He died peacefully, surrounded by family at Crawford County Memorial Hospital on Palm Sunday, April 2, 2023. Preceding him in death were his parents, son Roger in infancy, sister Ruth and husband Bill Hutchison, brother Robert and wife Minnie, and sister-in-law Jackie Christiansen.

Norman was baptized on October 27, 1929 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Charter Oak, Iowa. On April 18, 1943 he was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. John's Charter Oak. After graduating from Charter Oak High School in 1947, he worked for different farmers in the area until July, 1951 when he enlisted in the US Air Force.

He was united in marriage to Lorraine Smith on December 26, 1951 at the Methodist Church in Irwin, IA. Shortly after they made their home at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, NE, until he was honorably discharged in July, 1955. They then made their home on a farm near Charter Oak, moving to the home farm in 1963. Norman and Lorraine retired from farming in 1980, moving to Charter Oak and then to Denison in 1993 joining Zion Lutheran Church.

Norman was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church, holding several offices on the Church Council. He was also a member of the American Legion. Norman enjoyed traveling with Lorraine to numerous places, including: The Holy Land, Denmark, Germany, Alaska, California and Colorado to name a few and spent many winters in Arizona enjoying the warmer weather and family that lives there. He was very active in his church, was on a bowling league, played many card games and his greatest joy was spending time with his family. He often said how very blessed he was.

Survived by wife Lorraine of 71 years, son Mark (Cindy) of Billings, MT and their children Neil & Drew, son Gary (Karen) of Denison, IA and their children Brenda & Jill, son Craig (Audrey) of Scottsdale, AZ and Audrey's children Ricardo & Alysia, daughter Ruth (Brad) Peppers of Phoenix, AZ and their children Tara & Trisha, 19 great grandchildren, brother Franklin of Arvada, CO and many relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Denison. Interment with Military Honors will be in Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison.

Memorials may be directed to Our Savior Lutheran Church for the Lutheran Education in Denison. Livestreaming of Norman's funeral will be available on Our Savior Lutheran Church's Facebook Page and YouTube.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, April 5, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Huebner Funeral Home - Denison

1437 Broadway, Denison, IA 51442

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Funeral Service

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Our Savior Lutheran Church

500 N 24th St, Denison, IA 51442

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