Norman C. Christiansen
May 29, 1926–December 23, 2008
|Norman C. Christiansen, 82, of Wyoming, died Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, following a lengthy illness.
A celebration of his life was held on Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 10:30 a.m., at Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming, with the Rev. Margaret Debner officiating. Burial was in the Wyoming Cemetery, Wyoming, Iowa, with military honors accorded by the Wyoming American Legion Post #259. The family received family and friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Lahey Funeral Home in Wyoming.
Norman was born May 29, 1926, in Anamosa, Iowa, son of Amandus and Louise (Nissen) Christiansen. He graduated from Olin High School. He married Helen Husmann on October 12, 1957, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.
He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Norman farmed for many years in the Wyoming area, moving to town in 1971. He then worked at Big Bill's Feed & Fertilizer in Wyoming.
Norman was a member of Zion American Lutheran Church and the Wyoming American Legion Post #259. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, hunting, fishing, and the outdoors.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Christiansen of Wyoming; five children, Rebecca L (Paul) Castaneda of Espanola, New Mexico, Richard (Marci) Christiansen of Muscatine, Dennis Christiansen of Wyoming, Dale (Marilyn) Christiansen of Anamosa, and David (and Joni Geistfeld) Christiansen of Marion; sixteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren; and three sisters, Lorrene Brunscheen of Wyoming, Vivian ("Mike") Calloway of Anamosa and Delores (Daniel) Harris of Prairie Du Chein, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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