David Christensen

April 23, 1972 - June 19, 2013

Visitation: Visitation with family present will be Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at Anderson-Jones- Corcoran Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.

Service: Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2013 at Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.

David Edward Christensen 41, passed away on June 19, 2013 as a result of a motorcycle accident.

David was born April 23, 1972 in Montevideo, MN to Nancy Gagnon Christensen and Marty Christensen. The family moved to Ortonville, MN in 1976 where he attended elementary school. He moved to Milbank, SD in 1982 where he attended Milbank High school. He moved to Sioux Falls, SD 1991.

He met Karen Waldner and her children in 2004 and in 2006 they built a house together where they have resided since.

David worked for Fiegen Construction and part-time at Casey’s General Store as a delivery driver in Harrisburg. He also worked side jobs for Neilson’s Construction building decks.
He was always willing to help out friends and neighbors by finishing their basements and building anything that had to do with wood including making his own fire wood holder.
David loved taking the kids out fishing and was always a loud cheerer at their softball games. He was always willing to put aside his work and help the kids with cars and any needs they had.

David leaves behind his mother, Nancy Christensen (Canton, SD), father, Marty Christensen (Granite Falls, MN), his sister Karyn Christensen and her boyfriend, Ashley Bruns and niece Kendra Hiepler (Watertown, SD), brother, Curtis Christensen (Sioux Falls, SD) and Fiancé, Karen Waldner and her four children, Tyrone, Kurtis, Jeffrey and Tiffany, whom he has raised as his own.

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  1. Wendell and Alice Bruns on June 20, 2013 said:

    Our deepest sympathy to your family, it is hard to lose a loved one and even more so at such an early age. God bring you peace and comfort.

  2. Rex and Sandy Petty on June 20, 2013 said:

    Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss will keep you in our prayers for healing and peace from loss of David…
    love you

  3. Stacy Louison on June 21, 2013 said:

    Karen and family,

    I am thinking of you so much at this time of loss. I still can’t believe it. Dave was such an awesome guy, always with that great smile on his face. Find comfort in the wonderful memories that you have. Praying for you all.

  4. Mary Lee Cady on June 22, 2013 said:

    karen and children so very sorry to read of
    daves passing my god wrap his arms around you all.

  5. Ron and Cheryl Butler on June 22, 2013 said:

    Please accept our sincere condolences and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Dave will be greatly missed and we pray that Karen and family will be comforted during this time of loss and receive the strength to get through the grief and sorrow of this tragedy. Celebrate his life and remember all the good times you had together. God Bless

  6. Steve and Ruth Hopkins on June 22, 2013 said:

    Karen and family, we were so sorry to hear of Dave’s unexpected passing. He was a really good man and a great neighbor and a hard worker. He will be missed. Condolences, Steve and Ruth.

  7. Bud & Verna Van Bockern on June 23, 2013 said:

    Karen & family,
    We are praying for you and your family. May you experience the comfort of God’s presence & peace in the days ahead.

  8. Sydney Kolb Eddy on June 23, 2013 said:

    My deepest sympathy to you, Nancy, as you grieve the death of your son. His picture speaks volumes, as he looks like such a nice caring young man who died way too early in life. Please know that you and your family are in my heart, thoughts and prayers.

  9. Dan McMahon on June 24, 2013 said:

    My condolences to the family of David.

  10. Mike & Shay Halvorson on June 24, 2013 said:

    We were sorry to hear of David’s passing. Mike remembered him from Montevideo and then when he and your family moved to Ortonville. Your family is in our prayers.

  11. Troy Schiesser on June 29, 2013 said:

    Nancy and Karyn, So Sorry to hear of the loss of David, We went to grade school together when you lived on the hospital hill in Ortonville , I will never forget his kindness and willingness to help so many others even when he need the help himself. God Bless you !!