Grant J. Christensen

Grant J. Christensen

Nov 13, 1963 – Dec 31, 2017

Preceded in death by mother, Myrna Christensen.  Survived by wife, Rita; children: Marcus Christensen (fiancée, Amanda Barkhurst), Hannah Christensen, and John Christensen; grandchildren: Brayden Gordon, Layne Albertson, and Jaxon Christensen; father, John Christensen (Verna); brothers: Scott (Cynthia), Jerry (Jenny), and Mike (Emily); nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 3rd from 6:15pm to 7:30pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 114th & Fort, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7:30pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL on Thursday, January 4th at 10:30am, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  Interment, Resurrection Cemetery.  Memorials will be directed by the family.




  • Kathy Casper Posted December 31, 2017 10:41 pm

    Rita and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Grant will be greatly missed.

  • Rob O’Donahue Posted January 1, 2018 9:33 am

    So sorry for your loss may your family feel God’s presence at peace this time.

  • Molly Drews Posted January 1, 2018 10:05 am

    Rita, Marcus,Hannah and John, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers to all of you.
    Rick and Molly Drews

  • Doug & Kathy Applegate Posted January 1, 2018 11:54 am

    Our prayers and sympathy . . . Grant lives on in the hearts of so many . . . May you find comfort in the loving arms of God our Father.

  • Julia Coenen Smallwood Posted January 1, 2018 12:04 pm

    Rita, and family….I’m so sorry to her of Grant’s unexpected passing. I have so many wonderful memories of him in my Christensen memories. He was a wonderful husband and father, and even though I did not know him in his role as grandfather, I’m sure he was awesome at it as well. He was a kind man who will be greatly missed. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Maryann & Ruben Barajas Posted January 1, 2018 12:06 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Rita and your family. Grant was a really special person his wonderful personality and his kindness to everyone will be greatly missed. I’am happy to have been his friend (and yours). May God guide you thru this difficult time.

  • Scott and Beth Andersen Posted January 1, 2018 12:25 pm

    Dear Rita and family,
    You are all in Scoot and I’s thoughts and prayers. Cling to God’s truth and promises as you grieve and celebrate Grant’s life.
    Love Scott and Beth

  • Kim Grote Posted January 1, 2018 2:45 pm

    Rita and family…So very sorry to hear about Grants passing! Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!! Ron and Kim Grote

  • Cheri (Heller) DeWispelare Posted January 1, 2018 3:27 pm

    My deepest sympathy to you Rita, during this difficult time. We will be praying for you and your family.

  • Gail Peterson Posted January 1, 2018 5:06 pm

    Rita & family— So sorry for your loss, sending prayers that you will take comfort in your memories that you all made and shared together. I have fond memories of Grant and his brothers when we were growing up and our families were close friends. Gone to soon but will never be forgotten and loved by many.

  • Tracy McKinney & Frank Poepsel Posted January 1, 2018 6:43 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to you Rita and your family. We have nothing but fond memories of Grant starting in grade school and through high school. You are in our prayers.
    Tracy and Frank

  • Mike and Beth Patterson Posted January 1, 2018 7:25 pm

    Rita: So very sorry to hear about Grant. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Paulette McHugh Posted January 2, 2018 7:05 am

    We are sorry to hear of your families loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Nina Rongisch Posted January 2, 2018 10:34 am

    My deepest sympathies to your family. Grant will be missed here at Physicians Mutual.

  • Dave & Kay Koos Posted January 2, 2018 10:58 am

    Rita and family, We send our deepest sympathy and prayers for you and the family. Grant was like another son at our home during the school years. So many fond memories. God Bless.
    Dave & Kay

  • Marcy Jorgensen Posted January 2, 2018 12:35 pm

    Rita and family, I am so sorry to hear of Grant’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time

  • Steve Stock Posted January 2, 2018 2:28 pm

    I was saddened to hear of Grant’s passing and send condolences to his family. I worked with Grant at Physicians many years ago but remember Grant’s impish sense of humor and his gentle spirit like it was yesterday.

  • Bonnie Nelson Posted January 2, 2018 2:41 pm

    So shocked to hear of Grant’s sudden passing. He always had a friendly smile and some type of humor to share. There is a somber hole left at Physicians Mutual with his absence. My prayers are with the entire family; everyone feeling the loss in his and her own way.

  • Leann Kardell Posted January 2, 2018 3:22 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear of Grant passing away. He was one of the most genuinely nice people I know. Always made you smile, always a kind word to share. My prayers and thoughts are with his family. May they be comforted by their beautiful memories.

  • David Gates Posted January 2, 2018 3:49 pm

    Rita and family, I also was fortunate to be able to get to know Grant while working at Physicians Mutual several years ago. I have been back a couple of times and touched base with him. For a while, we had a routine of getting together before the work day to share a coffee or pop and talk about family, work, current events, etc. Grant’s impish humor was a treat for all of us. I am sorry that he was taken so young and offer my prayers and condolences.

  • Kelly Randall Posted January 3, 2018 8:24 am

    Rita, I’m so very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family. I’ve worked with Grant for many years at Physicians Mutual. His friendly smile and sense of humor will be deeply missed.

  • Mike & Lori Weisenborn Posted January 3, 2018 8:44 am

    To the Christensen Family: Our deepest sympathy to the passing of Grant. Mike has fond memories of him while in school here in Harlan. God Bless. Mike & Lori Weisenborn.

  • Denise Assmann Posted January 3, 2018 10:17 am

    Rita and Family. So sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep all of you in our prayers.
    Scott and Denise (Arkfeld) Assmann

  • Bill & Julie Erhart Posted January 3, 2018 11:14 am

    Rita and Family – We are so sorry to hear about Grant’s passing. We will keep your family in our prayers. God bless all of you at this difficult time!

  • Mike Weisenborn Posted January 3, 2018 12:22 pm

    Very sorry for your loss.

  • Chad Barthel & Family Posted January 3, 2018 12:25 pm

    Please accept my condolences and heart felt prayers for all.

  • Ransy & Sharon (Glenn) Kroger Posted January 3, 2018 3:28 pm

    Sending our deepest sympathy to the Christensen family, along with prayers for healing and peace. Grant was a great man and will be missed by all who loved him. I still miss his grandparents, Walter & Margaret. Walter worked with my Dad at Prairie Rose State Park for many years. God bless you all.

  • Amy Cain Posted January 3, 2018 4:14 pm

    Very sorry for your loss. Grant always made me smile. I will miss seeing him at Physicians Mutual.

  • Allen Cordes Posted January 3, 2018 5:22 pm

    Rita and children you are in my family’s prayers. May you find comfort in this time. I was shocked to hear. In many ways Grant was a mentor to me in my years at Dana College. He would visit his brother Mike and me in our dorm room and quite honestly his guidance is how I chose my classes. He was a true leader and great person.

  • Flora Lewis Posted January 3, 2018 5:37 pm

    I was deeply saddened by the news of Grant’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  • Mary & Phil Schneider Posted January 3, 2018 8:29 pm

    Rita, our hearts are breaking for you and your family. You are in our prayers.

  • Scott Peterson Posted January 4, 2018 6:09 am

    To Rita and family, and all the Christensen men. I woke up this morning to read that Grant had been called Home. Our two families grew up together and those memories all came rushing back. We thank God that He shared Grant with all of us, even for a short time. Please accept my deepest sympathies and prayers.

  • Shonda Shirley Posted January 4, 2018 9:20 am

    Rita and Family, we here at United Way of the Midlands had the privilege of working with Grant as he has chaired the United Way Campaign at Physicians Mutual. He was such an advocate for others in need, and will be sorely missed by many.

  • Rozanne Mickey Posted January 4, 2018 9:31 am

    Hannah, Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Death of a family member is so hard especially an unexpected one. It does teach us to take each day with an open heart and make sure we tell those closest to us how much we love them and how important they are to us. Family is the most important thing in the world, the rest of life will take care of itself.
    Rozanne Mickey (Corbin’s grandma) (Jaxon’s GG)

  • Lorrie Powers Posted January 5, 2018 11:14 am

    Am grateful to have known Grant during my tenure with Physicians Mutual. His heart was huge and he was loved by all who knew him. Sending peace, prayers and blessings to the Christensen family.

  • Jim Richards Posted January 12, 2018 6:11 am

    I worked with Grant for a couple of years at Physicians. We greatly admired him for what he did but also how he did it. He loved people and made sure everyone felt welcome including me. He is an inspiration of how to live and work well. He will be missed.
    Jim Richards

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