Duane “Chris” Christensen, Buffalo


Duane A. “Chris” Christensen, age 82, of Buffalo, passed away Nov. 2, 2013, with his family at his side. Visitation was Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 250 East Broadway, Monticello. The funeral service followed at 3 p.m. Rev. Pete Martinson officiated. Interment was at the Minnesota Veterans’ Cemetery of Little Falls on Friday at noon. Funeral arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello. 
Chris was born March 22, 1931, in Meadow, SD. He graduated from Litchfield High School and was active in sports, winning first place at the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament in 1949. Chris served in the Korean War and was active in the Jaycees, VFW, Cooties and as a hospital volunteer at the St. Cloud VA. He also loved to hunt, fish and garden.
Chris was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, a sister, and two great nephews. He is survived by his wife, Velma; daughter, Johanna; sister-in-law, Diane DeSmith of Florida; nephew, E. Mark Christensen of Florida; nieces, Cindy (Brad) Mohr, of Florida, Mary (Bob) Riley, of Florida, Louise Chaffee, of South Dakota, and Bonnie Harrison, of South Dakota; nieces and nephews, Barbara, Annie, Edwin Charlton, Duane Charlton and Chuck Charlton, all of South Dakota; great-nieces, Nikki Smith, of Florida; Tanya Mohr, of Florida and Ann Marie Christensen, of Massachusetts.