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5/7/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Ronald Lee Christiansen
Ronald Lee Christiansen
Ronald Lee Christiansen, 62 of rural Delmar died Friday, May 3, 2013, at his home.

A remembrance service was held Tues-day, May 7, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lost Nation. Burial will be in the Elwood Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation was Monday at the Lahey Funeral Home in Maquoketa and one hour before the service Tuesday at the church.

Ronald Christiansen was born in Ma-quoketa June 22, 1950, to Norbert and Erna Brackett Christiansen.

Ron was a graduate of Delwood High School in the class of 1968. He also re-ceived a civil engineering degree from Iowa State University in Ames, and worked in earlier years in Minnesota as a licensed civil engineer. He farmed in the Elwood area and had started the Wood Barn and was known for his woodwork-ing.

He liked to fish and hunt. Ron always looked forward to his annual fishing trips to Wisconsin with his family. His passion for woodworking started as a young child, and continued all his life.

Ron is survived by his wife, Darlene; their children, Chad and wife Sally of Delmar, and Kristine and husband Ed Huenemann of Lamonia; a brother, Paul Christiansen of Maquoketa; five grand-children, Emily and Charlie Horst, Riley and Katie Christiansen and Natalie Huenemann; and a sister-in-law, Delores Wilson of Urbandale. He was especially fond of his dog, " Jazzy."

Ron was preceded in death by his par-ents, Norbert and Erna Christiansen, and his sister-in-law, Margo Christiansen on Dec. 28, 2012.

Memorials may be given to Hospice of Jackson County, Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lost Nation or the First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa.

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