Dean Christensen

Dean Christensen

Tuesday, September 20th, 1932 - Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
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W. Dean Christensen, age 86 of Lodgepole, NE passed away at his home Saturday, March 23, 2019.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 30th in the Lodgepole United Methodist Church with Rev. David Abbott and Larry Christensen officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery north of Lodgepole with Military Honors. Memorial contributions may be made in Dean’s name to the Lodgepole Museum or the Lodgepole United Methodist Church. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Friday from 1-7:00 P.M. to sign Dean’s register book and drop off condolences for the family. Family will be present from 5-7:00 P.M. You may view Dean’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at
Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Dean’s care and funeral arrangements.
Warren Dean Christensen, the son of Wilbert Ned “Bill” and Freda Emma Augusta (Sick) Christensen, was born on September 20, 1932 at Chappell, NE. He attended the Goodview and Lodgepole Schools and graduated from Lodgepole High School in 1950. He served in the United States Army from October 1952 to November 1954. Dean was a farmer/rancher all of his life.
Dean was a lifelong member of the Lodgepole United Methodist Church, a member of Golden Rod Masonic Lodge #306, the American Legion Post #286, served as Goodview 4-H Leader for nearly thirty years and drove the school bus for Lodgepole Public Schools for forty-four years.
On January 23, 1955, Dean was united in marriage to Dixie Ann Dykman at Weyerts Immanuel Lutheran Church north of Lodgepole. Four children were born to this union, Rick, Mark, Jay and Crystal.
Survivors include (3) children: Rick and wife Terry of Lodgepole, Mark and wife Lana of Raymond, NE and Crystal Richard and husband Dean of Chatham, MI; (10) grandchildren: Shannon Schrotberger and husband Tony, Shawn Christensen and wife Kelley, Coleman Christensen and wife Kara, Conner Christensen and wife Molly, Ben Richard and fiancé Amy Wilde, Cason Christensen and wife Hayley, Branson Richard and wife Sally, Bryce Richard, Callie Christensen and Bethany Carlson and husband Vince; (8) great-grandchildren: Stephanie, Bailey and Rylee Schrotberger, Jonathan Christensen and Keaton Christensen, Warren Richard, and (2) on the way; (1) brother-in-law: Doug Riley and numerous extended family members and friends.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dixie, Dixie’s parents, Walter and Ruby Dykman, (1) son: Jay, (1) granddaughter: Carli Christensen, (1) brother: Billy Ray Christensen and wife Ardyce, (1) sister: Margaret Helen Riley, (1) sister-in-law: Judy Fraass and husband Albert.
Dean’s family takes comfort in knowing that Dean and Dixie are now back together again.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 29th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, March 29th, 2019 1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Family will be present from 5-7:00 P.M.
  • Service

    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 11:00am
    Lodgepole United Methodist Church
    630 Bates Blvd.
    LODGEPOLE, NE 69149
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    Pastor David Abbott
  • Interment

    Pleasant View Cemetery
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Jamie Slingsby

Posted at 09:56am
What an honor to know this man. Honorable, kind, caring, and a good Christian. Such wonderful memories of him and Dixie driving the bus, offering support at sporting events and kind words of encouragement. Our deepest condolences to the family and especially big hugs to Crystal and Stuart. Have comfort knowing Dean & Dixie are together again and in God’s grace. Terry & Jamie

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Posted at 08:04am
We will forever hold the memories of Dean in our hearts. Love from The Sing Family
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Linda Honey Miodonski

Posted at 12:47pm
My heart is filled with sadness but my memories are filled with smiles and laughter with Grandpa. We are all blessed to have known this incredible man
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Posted at 10:05am
I am honored to have known and met Dean even if it was only for one weekend. I was lucky enough to have been invited out to his families annually branding get together a few years back. He made me feel so welcomed from the moment I stepped foot on his farm. There's a moment I remember (that was luckily caught with a photo haha) when a crazy calf got the better of us and was kicking its way towards us. Before I even knew what was happening Dean grabbed my arm and pushed me towards the gate to jump out of the way haha. He was to the gate and moving faster then I was haha. He was a joy to be around and you could tell that farm and his family was his life. He will be truly missed

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