OBITUARY

Donald Gene Christen

5 October, 192730 December, 2020

Donald G. Christen, 93, of Orange Park, passed away on December 30, 2020, following a battle with Covid-19. He was born October 5, 1927, in Alliance, OH, and graduated from high school in Salem, OH, where he met his future wife of 60 years, Eleanor Ludwig.

He and Eleanor moved to Florida in 1983 for his work as a truck driver with PIE, eventually settling in Orange Park.

For many years Don was active in local Republican politics as a member of the Westside Republican Club. He was a member of Moose Lodge 2020, Elks Lodge 2605, and VFW Post 7909.

He is survived by daughter Kimberly of Jacksonville, FL; daughter Kristy (Ray Johansmeier) of Naples, Italy, and Pass Christian, MS; and grandson Christian Johansmeier of Centennial, CO. He was preceded in death by his wife Eleanor Ludwig Christen; son Kevin G. Christen; and his beloved cat Elvis.

A memorial service is being planned for a later date and safer time.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hardage-giddensrivermead.com for the CHRISTEN family.

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Peggy Anderson

10 January 2021

I had many wonderful conversations with Don sitting at the bar at Elks Lodge 2605 listening to music and watching the people.

Phyllis Bonser

10 January 2021

My sincere condolences to Don’s family. He was a good friend for years. Enjoyed spending time with him at the Elks Lodge. He rode with me to many Elk functions. I could always count on him to go with me to the VA Hospital to help with bingo. He always referred to himself as “Your Old Man” when he texted or called.

RIP, Don. Love You!!!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY