OBITUARY

Clarence F. Christen

December 13, 1941September 9, 2018

Clarence “Clancy” F. Christen, 76, of Lincoln, died Sept. 9, 2018. He was born in Hebron, NE on Dec. 13, 1941 to Fredrick and Martha (Kapustka) Christen. Clancy was a big personality who loved the spotlight. It seemed everywhere he went in Lincoln, someone knew him. He worked for Goodyear in Lincoln for 44 years, retiring in 2003. He loved to tell a joke, pull a prank, and make people laugh. He loved history, playing sports, coaching sports, bowling, fishing, travel and most of all family. His Goodyear friends, bowling friends, his children’s friends, and every kid he coached were Family. He especially loved mentoring children. He coached softball, baseball, football, and basketball. Survived by: Wife Lois of Lincoln, sons Christopher (Lisa), Patrick (Sandy) & Shawn (Paige) Christen, grandchildren Brett (Michelle) Christen, Kyle, Nicholas, Alexander, Jacob, Carter & Fisher Christen. Great Grandchild Nathan Christen. Mother Martha Christen, Sisters Marjorie Haack & Connie Levitt, Nieces & nephews Memorial Service 12:30 PM, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home 6800 So. 14th St., Inurnment Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials to Small Fry Basketball Salvation Army. Condolences www.lincolnfh.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Clarence F. Christen

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Shari Wiemann-Emling

September 20, 2018

I have always been afraid of spiders. Once around Halloween, when I was about 5, we were visiting Aunt Martha and the kids, and I couldn't reach the sink to get a drink of water. I asked Clarence to give me a glass of water - and ALWAYS the prankster - he put a rubber spider in the glass when he gave it to me. I was so scared and I threw the glass. It broke and water went all over the kitchen. Aunt Martha made him clean it all up and tell me he was sorry. He did. Later, he came to me himself and said he'd never do that again and he was really sorry because he forgot how afraid of spiders I was.
Clarence was a good hearted man and he loved family. I have so many memories of him. He taught me to hit a ball with a bat - he protected me from the cows and pigs when I wanted to go see them. Clarence always had a smile on his face. He loved Lois and his entire family so much and was so very proud of his kids.

Jeff Martz

September 15, 2018

I did not know Clancy too long, but enjoyed my time with you. You put together a good softball team this year. Rest In Peace

Mike Roumpf

September 13, 2018

It was a pleasure to know Clancy. He was a great human being and will be missed dearly . I will miss his smile and his great jokes. Thanks for all the great poker games. Until me meet again sir.

Brett Christen

September 13, 2018

Grandpa you were always the man with the jokes. I will always cherish the happiness and laughter you brought to the table. The hand shakes with hidden dollars and surprises with every visit filled me with joy. You were always at my childhood events with a smile and cheer! You are a great man whose legacy will travel far. Rest assured that your teachings and lessons will never be forgotten. I love you Grandpa and may you rest in peace.

Patrick McGrane

September 12, 2018

Clancy was good friend. Many folks played free poker with Clancy. He was a good player often finishing near the top of league play. We will miss him. Best wished to his family.

Sandy Christen

September 12, 2018

You will be greatly missed by your family and friends. You always had a joke to share with us and never missed a football, basketball game or track meet. You left us with great memories to share for years to come and we will always remember your zest for life and the beautiful gardens you created.

Aaron Spilker

September 12, 2018

Prayers for the family. Many fond memories of "Coach Clancy" during my youth playing football for Security Mutual and Small Fry basketball. He was a patient and fair man that taught me many lessons in life.

Lisa Christen

September 12, 2018

I will miss all of your jokes and how you reeled me into a lot of them thinking you were telling a true story! I will never forget planning our vacation with you and seeing you on my honeymoon. I will never forget you, Clancy. You will be missed dearly. Love you.

Connie Leavitt

September 11, 2018

I sure am going to miss my Big Brother.
Always such a rock and comfort to the family over the years. Love and comfort to Lois and their sons and families.
Peace and hugs, Connie Christen Leavitt

FROM THE FAMILY