Norman Christensen

Norman L. “Pete” Christensen, 66, of Hopewell, Illinois, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at Heritage Manor in Chillicothe, Illinois.

As per his wishes, his cremains will go back to his family home in Luverne.

Pete was born Sept. 22, 1952, to Hans P. and Gladys (Swenson) Christensen in Luverne.

He married Pam Petre on May 21, 1977, in Rome, Illinois.

Pete worked for Hunsickers in Peoria for 39 years and for the last few years he worked for Ingersoll Rand. Pete and Pam enjoyed their motorcycle rides with the Lacon Motorcycle Club and he was the mayor of Hopewell for 30 years. Pete loved spending time with his family and loved being a grandpa.

He is survived by his wife, Pam; son, Hans Lee Christensen, Peoria; stepson, Larry Burke, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Trinity Lee Christensen, Kristen, Tyler, Christopher and Ashley Burke, and Cassandra Schalk; two great-grandchildren, Jackie and Dillon; and five sisters, Beverly Kloostra, Joann Cortez, Karen Christensen, Becky Roberts and Launa Mongold.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Marilyn and Judy; three nephews, Cory, David and Todd; and two nieces, Alicia and Danette.

Arrangements were provided by Weber-Hurd Funeral Home of Chillicothe, www.weberherdfuneralhome.com.

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