Arne Kristiansen

Arne Kristiansen

Male 1912 - 2001  (88 years)

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  • Name Arne Kristiansen 
    Born 2 Jun 1912  Kvong, Kvong Sogn, Vester Horne Herred, Ribe Amt Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 14 Jul 1912  Kvong Kirke, Kvong Sogn, Vester Horne Herred, Ribe Amt Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Mar 2001  Oakview Medical Care Facility. Ludington, Mason County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Brookside Cemetery, Scottville, Mason County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I945  Rossen Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2016 

    Father Jens Kristian Kristiansen,   b. 17 May 1884, Åsted, Kvong Sogn, Vester Horne Herred, Ribe Amt Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1924  (Age 39 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ane Marie Frederikke Sørensen,   b. 26 Jun 1887, Fåborg, Fåborg Sogn, Skast Herred, Ribe Amt, Danmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 7 Nov 1911  Kvong Kirke, Kvong Sogn, Vester Horne Herred, Ribe Amt Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F313  Group Sheet

    Family Eleanor Anna Henkel,   b. 15 Dec 1912,   d. 31 Jan 1980, Ludington, Mason County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 9 Oct 1931  Ludington, Mason County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Darlene Christensen
     2. James A Christensen
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F341  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Arne Christensen
    Arne Christensen
    Portrait
    Ane Marie Frederikke Kristiansen/Christensen (nee Sørensen) with her 5 children.
    Ane Marie Frederikke Kristiansen/Christensen (nee Sørensen) with her 5 children.
    My grandmother, Ane Marie Kristiansen, with her children a few years later when they moved into a slightly better house. Gerda is on my grandma's left, then Ane Marie, Arne, and in front row: Raymond, Birtha, and Gunnar. (Raymond Madsen, May 2016)
    Oscar II
    Oscar II
    The vessel that Jens Kristian Kristiansen, his wife Ane Marie Frederikke Sørensen and their 4 children Arne, Gerda, Berta and Gunnar Kristiansen travelled with when immigrating to the USA in 1921

    Documents
    Jens Kristian Kristiansen, wife Ane Marie Frederikke Sørensen and children Arne, Gerda, Gunnar and Berta in Passenger list from Copenhagen to the USA 6 Oct 1921
    Jens Kristian Kristiansen, wife Ane Marie Frederikke Sørensen and children Arne, Gerda, Gunnar and Berta in Passenger list from Copenhagen to the USA 6 Oct 1921
    Arne Kristiansen (Christensen)
    Arne Kristiansen (Christensen)
    Birth and baptism record from the Danish Church Books, 1912
    Arne Christensen and Eleanor Anna Harrell (nee Henkel)
    Arne Christensen and Eleanor Anna Harrell (nee Henkel)
    Marriage license
    Arne Christensen receiving the Mary Struble Scottville citizen of the year award 1993
    Arne Christensen receiving the Mary Struble Scottville citizen of the year award 1993

    Headstones
    Arne Christensen and wife Eleanor Anna (nee Henkel)
    Arne Christensen and wife Eleanor Anna (nee Henkel)
    Headstone

  • Notes 
    • Arne Christensen, age 88, longtime resident of Scottville, went to be with Jesus on Sunday morning, March 11. He passed away at Oakview Medical Care Facility, in the presence of his family who loved him and will greatly miss him.

      Arne was born on June 2, 1912, in Kvong, Denmark, to James and Marie (Sorensen) Christensen. He and his family moved to the United States in 1921 when he was 9 years old and first settled in Nebraska. In 1923 they moved to Michigan.

      Arne graduated from Scottville High School in 1932. He married Eleanor Henkel in 1935. She preceded him in death in January 1980. He married Florence Christensen in 1981 and she survives.

      Arne worked for the Scottville A&P Grocery Store, Dow Chemical during World War II, and later became Warehouse manager at Stokely?s Canning Factory. He also worked as office manager for Hansen?s Evergreen Dairy in Scottville, retiring in 1977.

      Arne was an exceptional athlete in his youth, excelling in many sports. He loved to be involved in community athletics volunteering his time in coaching, umpiring and service. Arne also served on the Scottville City Council, was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Ludington, a 70-year member of the Danish Brotherhood in America Lodge No. 51, and an honorary lifetime member of the Scottville Optimist Club.

      He will be lovingly and respectfully remembered by his children, Darlene (Richard) Bettison of Ludington, and Jim Christensen of Fountain; and also by his stepchildren, Ralph (Arlene) Christensen, Nedra (Robert) Haupt, Audrey McDonald, Nels (Sandy) Christensen, Peter (Jackie) Christensen, Lance (Cathy) Christensen; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

      Arne was preceded in death by his brothers, Ray and Gunnar Christensen. His two sisters, Gerda Schaap and Bertha (Clarence) Madsen survive.

      A memorial service will be held for Arne at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Ludington with the Rev. B. Douglas Niemi and the Rev. John Christensen officiating. There will be no funeral home visitation.

      Those desiring may make memorial contributions (in lieu of flowers) to Lutheran Social Services of Michigan, c/o Bethany Lutheran Church, or to the Scottville Optimist Club. The Stephens Funeral Chapel of Scottville is in charge of arrangements.