James A Christensen, 84, of Delhi, Iowa passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Saint Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA. Family will receive friends 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Delhi United Methodist Church, 304 Market St. Delhi, Iowa. Followed by a Memorial Service and Military Honors. Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Manchester, Iowa, are in charge of arrangements.
Jim was born August 19, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, to John and Verna Christensen. He graduated from Senior High School in Dubuque. He married Shirley Hill September 26, 1954. They were married for 63 years until Shirley’s passing last year.
Jim served in the Navy from 1952 to 1975 retiring from the Naval Reserve as a Warrant Officer. Jim was a founding member of the Dubuque Judo Club and a long-time member of the Elks. He and Shirley owned and operated Christensen’s Florist and Greenhouse in Dubuque. Jim enjoyed playing cards and loved to shop always looking for a great buy. He was especially fond of spending time with his family and always kept popsicles, fudgesicles and cookies on hand to give out.
Jim is survived by three sons, Jerome (Dawn) Christensen of Naples, Florida, John (Roxanne) Christensen of Fort Madison, Iowa, and Joseph Christensen of Delhi, Iowa; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Joel Christensen, and a sister, Pam Goffinet, both of Dubuque, Iowa; and sister-in-law, Connie Allendorf of Galena, Illinois.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife Shirley; his parents, John and Verna; his brother, John; sister, Patricia; and his grandson, Derek Christensen.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be directed to Delhi United Methodist Church, Hannah’s Circle.
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