Duane A. ‘Chris’ Christensen

BUFFALO – Military services for Duane A. “Chris” Christensen, 82, of Buffalo, husband of Velma Knuth, formerly of Dunnell, Minn., were held Nov. 6, 2013, at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, Monticello, Minn. Interment with full military honors was Nov. 8, 2013, in Minnesota Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, Minn.

Christensen died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at St. Cloud Hospital.

Chris was born March 22, 1931, in Meadow, S.D. 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.

He is survived by his wife, Velma; and daughter, Johanna.

Chris was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; a sister; and two great-nephews.

Cards can reach the family at 5054 Christen Ave. NE, Buffalo, MN 55313.