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Lauritz "Larry" Christensen
November 29, 1939 ~ July 31, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die. Our Lauritz (Larry) Christensen died peacefully at home July 31, 2023 after living with Parkinson's for seventeen years. He was born in Mason City, Iowa, 1939, to Arnold C. and Kathrine Christensen who predeceased him as did his brother, Jon Fredric Christensen.
Left to greatly mourn his death is his life partner, Roslyn Atkin, his brother Nicholas and wife Torunn, and his sons Jon (Ursula) and Tom (Marlene), his four grandchildren-- Annika, Lucia, Nicholas, and Austin-- and nieces and nephews. Larry enjoyed people and was appreciated in return by many friends and associates who no doubt grieve his loss.
After graduating from St. Olaf College in Minnesota Larry remained an active alumnus. Throughout his life he supported St. Olaf and used his talents for fund-raising for the college. He also was an enthusiastic supporter and fund-raiser for the Davis Phinney Foundation, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and locally for DAPS, the Dallas Parkinson Society.
After graduating Proctor & Gamble recruited Larry. He moved to Dallas in 1973, and became a Dallas realtor and broker with Murray Realtors. He later formed Christensen Property Management (CPM). He was employed by the Texas Ranger Baseball Club as Director of Sales as part of a special project. Larry enjoyed playing tennis and basketball, and had an appreciation for sports cars, sustainable architecture and art.
These last years Larry’s caregivers Sharon Perry, Augustin Mukoka, Michael Mumba and Sarah Chitukutuku had become as family and cannot be thanked enough for their care.
The family is gathering in October from Norway and other points in the U.S. to memorialize Lauritz Christensen’s life although plans have not been finalized.