Karl Christensen
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Karl Christensen
Karl Christensen
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WILMINGTON- Karl Christensen, 83, a resident of Whitney Lane, died at his home on Saturday November 3. Mr. Christensen was born in Hoosick, NY, on December 27, 1928, the son of Amdi and Edna (Eagle) Christensen. He attended Hoosick Falls schools. He entered the US Air Force in 1949. During the Korean War while on leave from the military, he was injured in a motorcycle accident, suffering what became a permanent disability which caused him to retire from the Air Force on February 29, 1952, with the rank of corporal. Mr. Christensen had worked as an auto mechanic and later became a licensed electrician working in his own business and for TriState Electric of Troy, NY. He had resided in Petersburgh, NY.

He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an avid and accomplished trap shooter who won several events.

He enjoyed traveling throughout the United States with his wife Geraldine in their camper; they had visited almost every state. He was a member of the Nelson E. Pickwell American Legion Post 15, ATA Trap Shooting, and Ducks Unlimited.

Mr. Christensen was first married to Gail Arnold in 1954; they divorced in 1965. After many years of being friends with Geraldine (Dunn) Boyd, they married on February 14, 1990 and spent many years living in St. Petersburg, FL, before moving to Wilmington two years ago.

In addition to his wife, he leaves sons, Charles and wife Gale Christensen, of Auburn, NH, and Carl and wife Judy Christensen, of Petersburgh, NY; daughter, Patricia and husband Dave Butler, of Savannah, GA; stepson, Randall Boyd, of Wilmington; stepdaughters, Pamela and husband Clark Parris, of Halifax, and Lynn and husband Alan Davis, of Wilmington; brother, Andy and wife Joyce Christensen of Rochester, NY; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, three step-greatgrandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by two step-grandchildren, Eric Davis and Crystal Wendell, and step-daughter-in-law, Teresa Boyd.

At Mr. Christensen’s request there will be no service. Memorial gifts may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or Wounded Warriors Project in care of the Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send condolences visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
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