Richard J. Christenson
Mass of Christian Burial for Richard J. Christenson, 46, Lawrence, was Saturday, July 16, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Burial was in Mount Sidney Cemetery in Linwood.
Mr. Christenson died Sunday, July 10, 2005, at his home.
He was born Jan. 24, 1959, in Junction City, the son of Wilber and Roberta Frazier Christenson.
Mr. Christenson was a contractor for R.J.C. Custom Construction and C. Rich Inc. in Lawrence.
He visited inmates at the Douglas County Jail with the Ambassadors of Christ. He helped build the De Soto Youth Ministry and was involved with many athletic groups and Cub Scouts. He was a member of both St. John the Evangelist Church and Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora.
Survivors include his wife, Susannah, of the home; three sons, Richard Christenson and Matthew Christenson, both of the home, and Blane Christenson, El Paso, Texas; two daughters, Rachel Christenson, Lawrence, and Elizabeth Christenson, of the home; two brothers, Lee Christenson, Spring Hill, and Tom Christenson, Tonganoxie; a sister, Cindy Nunn, Linwood; and a granddaughter.
The family suggests memorials to Catechesis of the Good Shepherd-St. John's or Tall Oaks Prayer Garden, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
E-mail condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: Christenson.