CMSgt. Adolph G. Christensen U.S. Air Force, Retired

February 13, 1934January 19, 2012

Chief Master Sergeant (Ret.) Adolph G. Christensen

Adolph G. (Chris) Christensen was born on February 13, 1934, in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. He departed this life on January 19, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. Close family members affectionately knew him as “Duffy”. His closest friends and acquaintances knew him as “Chris” and everyone knew him as “Chief”.

“Chris” was a career military man who entered the Army in June 1951 and later transferred to the U.S. Air Force (USAF). He retired from the USAF in February 1978 having attained the top enlisted rank of Chief Master Sergeant. He held positions in logistics and education; most notably, helping to launch the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). As a role model for education, he received his associate’s degree from the CCAF and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland. He attended various military schools and was stationed at numerous bases in the U.S. and the Pacific. His military awards include the Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service medals, three AF Commendation Medals, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Army Commendation Medal. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 17. “Chris” was diagnosed with kidney failure prior to his retirement from the military and was a dialysis patient for over 30 years.

“Chris” was a loving husband and father who enjoyed gatherings with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and May Agatha Christensen, sisters, Mildred and Arlene and his two eldest sons, Douglas and Daniel. His surviving siblings include Hans (Alda), Carl, Ada May, Anna, George, Betty, Grace and Helen. He is survived by, Louise, his wife of 56 years, their five children, Joann (Christopher Sr.), Diane (Cornelius), Darryl (Sherry), Dwayne (Renee), Ruth and daughter-in-law, Cynthia. He also leaves sixteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. A visitation will be held Tuesday January 31, 2012 from 5:00 until 9:00 PM and funeral services will be Wednesday February 1 at 10:00 AM at Colonial Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 1, 2012

CMSgt. Adolph G. Christensen U.S. Air Force, Retired

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Dale Goos

February 5, 2012

Chris and I worked together at Stewart AFB,NY from the mid to later 1960s. Chris was absolutely one of the finest NCOs and individuals that I had ever met in my Air Force career. He was always a role model for the young airmen and had the demeanor to meet and solve some tough situations and yet remain calm and in control. I do regret not having seen the obituary notice until yesterday as I live in the area and would have liked to pay respects in person. My sincere condolences and prayers to the family.

Senator Leticia Van de Putte

February 2, 2012

Dear Christensen Family,

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved. There are never any right words to express how deeply sad I am for the pain your family is enduring at this difficult time.

Although I did not have the honor and pleasure of knowing him, as Chair of the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations, I am sincerely thankful for his valiant service in defense of our rights and freedom.

His commitment to family, friends, our community, and to serving our great nation leaves a wonderful legacy. May the love and the wonderful memories you shared with him help you when you need it most. He will never be forgotten, and your family will be remembered in my prayers.

Patrick Paul

February 1, 2012

We are sorry for your loss, Mama Christensen,
We will miss Papa Christensen Dearly
Pierreline, Pierlynx, and Patrick

Lulu Anlauf

February 1, 2012

Louise & family or deepest Sympathy. Louise we see the love and support your family shares. Don't forget we love you to. As neighbors we are always here for you.
Love, John,Lulu,Kim,Megan and Robert

Lenny Draper

January 31, 2012

Ms. Christensen,
My prayers go out to you and your family on your loss. I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to know Mr. Christensen though my friendship with your sons Darryl and Dwayne. Some 35 plus years later, I still hold close to heart many of the conversations we had.
Deepest sympathy and prayers from the Draper Family

Shanita Lowery

January 31, 2012

Renee, Shemeka & family, may you find peace in knowing and Mr Chris is in a far better place. You all have my love and prayers during this trying time. May his peace be with you until we all meet again.

Greg & Ramona Contreras

January 31, 2012

Louise: We extend oue deepest symparhy to you and your family. We will certainly miss his friendly disposition.

Terry Moss

January 31, 2012

It was my pleasure to have met Mr. Christensen and to have listened to some of his memories of his early days in the Air Force. He will be missed by all who knew him. Blessings to the family.

January 31, 2012

Cathy & I, along with the whole True Light Christian Fellowship Family join you in mourning the passing of your dear husband, father and grandfather, Mr. Christensen. Our love and deepest condolences to you all. Blessings.

Pastor Ronson C. Hall,
True Light Christian Fellowship
San Antonio, Texas

January 30, 2012

We have known and enjoyed thefriendship of the Christensen family since 1980 when we moved to Texas. Our families have shared many celebrations and some
moments of illness and crisis. We already miss our friend "Chris". We extend our
heartfelt sympathy to Louise and all the family. May God's peace rest upon the family. Lawrence and Yvonne Shannon & Family