Christensen, age 62 of Chesterton, passed away at home on December 5, 2014
after a long battle with cancer.
He was born on
October 22, 1952, in Chicago, IL, to Norman and Mary L. (Earley)
He is survived by
his wife, Brenda (Perryman) Christensen of Chesterton; their three children,
Michael (fiance’ Teresa), Amanda, and Lars; his seven siblings, Thomas
Christensen, Margaret (Robert) Hanaway, Craig Christensen, Michael (Sharon)
Christensen, Paul (Son Hui) Christensen, Jane (Joseph) Conrad and Annette
(Roman) Dybas; his many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, as well
as countless friends, a family of many close coworkers, and the many
“Honorary Children” he opened his home to throughout the years.
He was preceded in
death by his parents; and cousin, Dennis Christensen.
Pudge was a retired
Station Operator for NIPSCO. He was a lifelong area resident and a member of
St. Patrick Catholic Church and of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.
Pudge loved games, pool, and spending time with his family. He previously
attended Purdue University, pursuing a degree in I.T. He will be missed
beyond words by his friends and family.
will be held on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of
Sorrows Catholic Church, 356 W 700 N., Valparaiso, IN 46385 . Burial will
follow services at Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton IN.
Visitation will be
held on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m., at Edmonds &
Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304, with Rosary Service
starting at 3:30 p.m.
In Lieu of flowers,
donations in Pudge’s honor may be made to The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive
Cancer Center of Northwestern University, 420 East Superior Street, Arthur
J. Rubloff Building, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL, 60611.
to the family may be left at