Alan B. Christensen , 67 passed away Wednesday morning, April 18, 2018
Alan B. Christensen, 67, of Cherokee, Iowa, formerly of Sleepy Eye, passed away Wednesday morning, April 18, 2018 in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. It was Alan’s wish to be cremated and there will be no services. The Boothby Funeral Home at Cherokee, Iowa, is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Alan was born Feb. 19, 1951 at Sleepy Eye, to Harold and Ardis (Curry) Christensen. He graduated from Sleepy Eye Public High School in 1969. He served in the United States Navy on the USS Midway during the Vietnam War from July 2, 1969 until being honorably discharged on June 29, 1973. He was married to Sandy “Sam” Jensen in 1969 and they were later divorced in 1976. Alan was married to Lee Ann Siegfried on December 29, 1979 at Minneapolis. Alan had worked for several companies in Minnesota before moving to Cherokee in 1979. While in Cherokee he had worked for Grundman-Hicks Construction Co. for a short time, Wilson Foods for 11 years, A & J TV Service for four years, Swain’s Turbo Tunnel (Ampride) for six years, Brown Chevrolet & Buick for six years, and Holzhauer Motors for seven years, retiring in January of 2016. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church where he had served on the Finance Committee, L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W., and the United Food & Commercial Workers Local Union #179. Alan enjoyed working with stained glass in his earlier years, liked watching Nascar on TV, spending time with his dog Oreo, and loved the Minnesota Vikings, attending many of their home games with his cousin Louie Christensen.
He is survived by his wife, Lee Ann, of Cherokee, Iowa; his siblings: Marcy (Jerry) Beech of Northfield, Marlys Marks and significant other Jerry Behrens of New Ulm, Lucy (Jerome) Braun of Sleepy Eye, Joleen (Steve) Jensen of Sleepy Eye, Robert (Marlys) Christensen of New Ulm, Dan Christensen and significant other Cheryl Deming of Evan; a foster brother Gerald Hornick of Sleepy Eye; former exchange student: Esa Helakallio, Finland; his mother-in-law Betty Siegfried of Cherokee, Iowa; a brother-in-law Bruce Siegfried and fiancé Kari Schold of Minneapolis; also many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Kathy Christensen; and his father-in-law, Kenneth Siegfried.