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“John was always so much fun to be around. I went to school in Austin with him and he made every day enjoyable. Such a great sense of humor. My...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Brian Sletten

“It was with great sorrow that I learned of John's passing. He was a truly remarkable person with a million dollar smile that could light up an entire...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Tim Wilson - ATLANTA, GA - Friend

“So sorry to hear about your loss MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.... I think about Connie all the time.. h ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Leslie Schipper - New Ulm, MN

“Words cannot express how much I miss you. You were my best friend. May God take you into his arms and embrace you as you did Caden. I love you...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Thad Tuttle - ellendale, MN

“I will miss you, the funny, the quiet, the silly, the smart, the sad, the creative,the caring, and the true friend that you were. You are free to fly...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Bunny - Ellendale, MN - Friend

“I'll always remember the fun and laughter I had with john when where kids in Owatonna.you'll always be missed.Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Barry Bentley

“may the Lord hold you in his hands. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Kathryn Farrell - OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

“Johnny, it was a pleasure to know and work with you for the past 5 years. You will be missed. My family's thoughts go out to the Christensen family...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Steve Tauchen

“my deepest sympathy and Prayers to the family and friends as they travel this journey of losing a loved one. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Sheets

“This is a sad day he will be missed by many; my prayers go out to one and all ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Jo Schaumburg

“Brent, Val and family, Remembering all of your family in our prayers during this time. With deepest sympathy to all of your family.Sincerely, Gary ...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Gary & Karen Goette

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. I will miss seeing you at the lake... always smiling. I pray that your family finds comfort...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Jasmine Sumner - Geneva, MN

“I pray for the family to find some comfort and help each other to heal. God Bless the child he left here. May his soul find the peace he longed for. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Queenie Queen - MARBLE FALLS, TX

“Our hearts are aching and in pain. We love you dearly, more than words could say. Jesus is holding you now and will take care of you forever. We...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Cindy Christensen - Chisholm, MN

“larry fondly remembers working with him, and talks about their faith..... I talked and hugged him twice at church Dec. 16.... our prayers are with...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: terry jensen - ellendale, MN


A Celebration of Life for John Paul Christensen, 38, of Ellendale, Minnesota will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Central Freeborn Lutheran Church, rural Albert Lea. The Reverend Matt Griggs will officiate. Interment will be in North Freeborn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4p.m.-8p.m. on Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Ellendale, and one hour before the service at the church. On December 23rd, 2012, John went home to be with his Heavenly Father. He was born on May 17, 1974, in Owatonna, Minnesota the son of John Christensen and Lynn Njos. Strong in faith, John had been baptized and then later confirmed at North Freeborn Lutheran Church. He graduated from Ellendale High School with the class of 1993, he continued on to obtain his degree from Riverland Technical College in Austin, MN. He married Erin Thorson on December 28, 2005 in Kauai, Hawaii. John was a hard and dedicated worker in the construction business. He was all about surrounding himself with people and socializing. John was a very loyal friend. His son Caden was the center of his life. Their love went beyond father and son, they were best friends and playmates. They share the same infectious smile and mischievous twinkle in their eyes. Together, John and Caden enjoyed searching for adventure on the farm, catching minnows and laughing with friends. He will be missed by his son Caden and Caden's mom Erin, his brothers Brent (Valerie) Christensen and sons Spencer and Samuel of Ellendale, Jesse (Jamie) Christensen and son Sylas of Chisholm, MN, his father John (Cindy) Christensen of Chisholm, MN, his father-in-law and mother-in-law Dennis and Rita Thorson of Chatfield, MN, his mother Lynn Njos of St. Ansgar, IA, grandmother Fran Njos of Blooming Prairie and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Orla and Virgil Christensen and Dale Njos and his aunt Connie Njos. Rest in eternal peace, Johnny, you will forever live in our hearts!

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