Obit: Christiansen, Harley V. (1907 - 2004)

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Surnames: Christiansen, Egner, Schjoneman, Smith, Bach, Baird, Ledger

----Sources: Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wis.) 2 May 2004

Christiansen, Harley V. (1 Feb. 1907 -29 April 2004)

Harley V. Christiansen, 97, 411 S. Cherry Ave., died at 3:50 a.m. Thursday, April 29, 2004, at Saint Joseph's Palliative Care, where he had been admitted on April 15, 2004.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wesley United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ruth M. Egerer will officiate. Burial will take place in the Town of Brighton Cemetery, town of Brighton, Marathon County.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.

Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Harley was born on Feb. 1, 1907, in Spokeville, Clark County, the son of Albert and Gertrude (Egner) Christiansen. He was educated in Granton and Neillsville schools and was a graduate of Neillsville High School. He also attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He married Arlie Schjoneman on October 3, 1929. She died on Feb. 15, 1983.

In his early years, Harley owned and operated a dry cleaning service in Marshfield. He then became employed by Skerbeck's Carnival, where he operated a merry-go-round. He later worked for Leithen D. Smith Ship Building in Sturgeon Bay. He then returned to Marshfield and began well drilling with his father for a number of years. He later was employed at Marshfield Homes until his retirement.

He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge 224 and the Order of the Eastern Star, both for over 50 years, and the Coast Guard Auxilliary for a number of years. He enjoyed fishing and deer hunting at his cabin in Tripoli.

He is survived by a son, Jerome (Diane) Christiansen of Marshfield, and grandchildren, Gale Bach, Randy (Janice) Christiansen, Marcia Christiansen and Todd (Bev) Christiansen; another son, Virgil (Dawn) Christiansen of Marshfield, and grandchildren, Kelly (Maureen) Christiansen and Kevin Christiansen. He also is survived by nine great-grandchildren, Daniel and Darwin Baird, Jesse and Dustin Bach, Nicholas, Caleb, Micah, Trayton and Tegan Christiansen, and two stepgreat-grandchildren, Christopher and Joseph Ledger, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents and his wife.

 

 


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