Eric Christensen

Eric Christensen

Eric Jon Christensen, 56, Luverne, died Friday, April 30, 2021, at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

       Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial will be at St. Catherine Catholic Cemetery in Luverne. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 7, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne and also one hour prior to the service at the church.

Eric Christensen was born Jan. 21, 1965, to Glenn and Yuvonne (Lake) Christensen in Morris. He graduated from Chokio-Alberta High School in 1983. He later graduated from Alexandria Technical and Community College with a major in law enforcement.

Eric married Mary Cantril on Aug. 12, 1988, at St. Leo Catholic Church in Gordon, Nebraska. The couple made their home in Venango, Nebraska, where Eric served as a deputy sheriff. They moved to Mitchell, Nebraska, where he worked for the city of Mitchell as a patrol officer. Eric enjoyed police work, but his heart was in farming so he changed his career path and started working for a farmer and then for a harvest crew combining wheat. The long season away from home wasn’t for him. He started working for John Deere and enjoyed working there for many years. Eric and Mary moved to St. James in 2003 and to Luverne in 2015. His last years of employment were with Icon Ag & Turf in Doon, Iowa, until he could no longer work because of health issues.

Eric was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. He enjoyed the annual deer hunt with his siblings and nephews. His love of farming kept him collecting farm toys for many years. He enjoyed a part-time job at the Rock County History Center and served as an usher and catechist at St. Catherine Catholic Church. He especially enjoyed his time with family.

Eric is survived by his wife, Mary, Luverne; four siblings, Mark (Janet) Christensen, Perham, Jan (Merida) Christensen, Alexandria, Lynn Christensen, Eagan, and Kurt (Destinee) Christensen, Berlin, North Dakota; sister-in-law, Dennette Christensen; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dick Christensen; and sister-in-law Vicki.

Arrangements are provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne,

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