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Daniel Lee Christen
April 11, 1940  -  December 30, 2017

 

Daniel Lee Christen passed away at the age of 77 on December 30, 2017, surrounded by family. He was born to Charles and Mildred Christen on April 11, 1940 in Rockford, Illinois. He grew up on a farm in Rockton, Illinois, where he was actively involved in 4H raising prize sheep and building tractors. He attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, where he met his sparkling blue-eyed, blonde-haired Love of his Life, Lorraine Marie Carr. Daniel transferred to LeTourneau College in Longview, Texas where he graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. It was during that time that he married Lorraine Carr on June 2, 1962.

Daniel pursued his degree in various places, designing pumps and valves, and later traveling around the country doing sales and marketing. His love for travel led him to purchase his own truck and make deliveries for expedited freight with his wife Lorraine. Daniel was known for being actively involved with his family and church. He was a man of God who never varied in his principles. He was a church deacon, a Christian Service Brigade and Awana leader, a Sunday school teacher, and a church youth group leader.

He was predeceased by his twin sister Judith at birth. He was also predeceased by his daughter Constance on July 29, 2005.

Along with his wife Lorraine, he is survived by three sons, Mark, Craig, and Michael. He is blessed with eleven grandchildren.

Daniel finally retired in Mountain View, Arkansas, where he loved the music, the culture, the people, and the simpler, slower pace of life.

A visitation followed by a funeral service, will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at First Baptist Church of Mountain View. Daniel will be buried at North Burritt Cemetery in Winnebego County, Illinois.

Roller Coffman Funeral Home in Mountain View, Arkansas is in charge of the arrangements.


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