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Hans M. Christensen

Born: Tue., Sep. 12, 1933
Died: Wed., Jan. 13, 2021


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 19, 2021
Location: Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home (Lakeville)

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jan. 20, 2021
Location: First Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Hans (Chris) Marius Christensen Jr., husband of Jennie C. (Freberg) Christensen, son of the late Hans M. and Ingrid (Nӧrlov) Christensen Sr., passed away on Tuesday January 13, 2021.  He was 87 years old.

He was born September 12, 1933 in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts and spent his early childhood in Roslindale before moving to Belmont. He attended the Farm and Trades School in South Boston and graduated from Bristol Agricultural School, Dighton, Mass., Class of 1952.   He also attended Lutheran Bible Institute, Teaneck, New Jersey, Class of 1955, where he met his wife Jennie Freberg. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this past October.

He lived in Brockton from 1956 before later moving to Taunton. Hans served in the United States Army as a Chaplain’s Assistant in Fussen and Munich, Germany, and followed with a job at Armstrong Cork before starting as a roofer for G. A. Moberg & Sons for 28 years until 1993. He was then a driver for Manheim Auto Auction in Dighton for 13 years.

His love of music started at a very young age when he sang in the boys choir at Church of the Advent in Boston. He was an active member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Brockton, where he sang in the choir, served on church council, was a Sunday school teacher, youth advisor and basketball coach.  He played in the Brotherhood Bowling League.

Hans was past Chief and Auditor of the Independent Order of Vikings - Stenkil Lodge #92. He also served as Director and President of South Shore Viking Club and was a member of Viking Voices. He was a member, and past President, of the Colonial Estates Association and served on the board at Lakeside Village in Hobe Sound, Florida.

Hans loved all Boston sports and was a fan of the Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team.

He is survived by his son, Dana C. Christensen and his wife Karen of Attleboro, MA; three daughters, Linda J. Lovett and her husband Tom of Brockton, Beth E. Christensen of Brockton, and Jan M. Ingraham and her husband Gary of Carlisle, Pennsylvania; three grandsons, Alexander Carl Christensen, Jack Arlen and Colin Reid Ingraham; and one granddaughter, Maeghan Ann Christensen. He was the brother of the late Marguerite Nihill. He has one nephew, Paul Stewart and his wife Ruth, and three nieces, Nancy Tatum, Karen Varshock and the late Jeanne (Stewart) Potz.  He has many other extended family members here in the United States and in Denmark.

Calling hours will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 19, at Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 280 Bedford St, Lakeville, MA 02347.

A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 900 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301.  The funeral service will be streamed via Facebook from the church page at https://www.facebook.com/FELCBrockton for those near or far.  Graveside service to immediately follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, 483 N Main St, West Bridgewater, MA 02379.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests making a memorial in his name to First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brockton, MA, or Trindle Spring Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg, PA, to support the church music program; the Viking Club in Holbrook, MA, to continue to celebrate the Scandinavian heritage in America; or Calumet Lutheran Ministries Camp in Freedom, New Hampshire.

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Dana Christensen
   Posted Fri January 15, 2021
I love you

David and Diane Perry
   Posted Fri January 15, 2021
Jennie and all the Christenson so sorry for your loss. He was a kind and gentle soul and will be missed by many. Prayers and hugs 🙏🏻❤️
David and Diane Perry

Evelyn Cronin
   Posted Fri January 15, 2021
Dear LInda,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,
during this most difficult time. I am in Florida but thinking of you.
Love and prayers,?Evelyn Cronin ❤️🙏❤️

Laura Nordgren-Richardson
   Posted Fri January 15, 2021
Jenny, I am so very sorry to hear of Chris's passing. You are all in our thought and prayers! He was such a wonderful guy!! He will be truly missed by all!
Jim and Laura (Nordgren) Richardson

Michael Kinney
   Posted Fri January 15, 2021
My condolences. A kinder and gentler man you could mot meet.

Michael Kinney
   Posted Fri January 15, 2021
My condolences. A kinder and gentler man you could not meet.

Frank and Nancy Fitzgerald
   Posted Fri January 15, 2021
Jennie and family,

Our most heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dear husband Chris, loving father and the loss of our dear friend.
We will remember the fun times at our dinners and social activities with Chris. We pray
that he is with the Lord. Rest in Peace our friend. We will keep everyone in our prayers.

Jeanne and Ron Newman
   Posted Sat January 16, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. Jennie, Linda, Dana and Jan, we express our condolences for your loss of such a fine man. With heartful sympathy, Jeanne and Ron Newman

Jeanneé Grabau O'Connell
   Posted Sat January 16, 2021
Deepest Sympathies, Lots of Love, May G- Bless, from the Grabau family

eric olson
   Posted Sat January 16, 2021
My deepest sympathies to all family & friends,
Hans/Chris/Dad C was always fun to be around, and left an unlimited supply of memories: Curlew Pond; Solon, Maine; Center Sandwich Fair; Christmas; Florida trips; square dancing; and countless get-togethers. He will definitely be missed.

Ann & Jim Perkins
   Posted Sat January 16, 2021
With our love and deepest sympathy. Our heart is with the family during this time of sorrow.

Lilly S.
   Posted Sat January 16, 2021
Dear Linda and family,
Thank you for allowing me to care for Hans- it truly was a pleasure. He was the most amazing man ever. I’m deeply sorry for your loss. ♥️

Linda & Elaine Sullivan
   Posted Sun January 17, 2021
Jennie, Dana, Beth, Jan & Linda, our hearts and prayers go out to you all. Chris was a great husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. We will always remember him for his sense of humor and his beautiful singing voice He always made you feel welcomed. We will miss him greatly. Love to all 💜

Jack (Knute) Tibbetts
   Posted Sun January 17, 2021
You will be missed so much. Thank you for touching and enriching my life and the lives of my family. You were a model Church Councilor and Coach, strong but caring and considerate. I always felt that I could approach when needing advice and your words of consultation would be true, sincere and the right thing to do. Your smile, warmth and mortal presence will be missed forever but in spirit I know that you will always be with us.

Bill Meada
   Posted Sun January 17, 2021
many memories with Cnris a true gentleman may he RIP my thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family God bless you all.

Carolyn and Phil Giordano
   Posted Sun January 17, 2021
Dear Jenny and Family, Our sincere condolences , Chris was a wonderful man friend and true and faithful servant of our Lord, Keeping u all in our prayers, Carolyn and Phil

The Campbell Family
   Posted Sun January 17, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. He certainly lived a full life with lots of love and happy memories with his family around him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Adam, Jennifer, Allison & Katelyn Campbell

Nanci Tatum
   Posted Sun January 17, 2021
I love this picture, it captures Uncle Chris so genuinely! That smile and accepting look on his face, probably when he didn't hear you but is just nodding yes. : )

Uncle Chris I will miss you so much! Relax with the angels and thank you for watching over us. Feel free to share some blessings onto the Broncos.


   Posted Mon January 18, 2021
Jennie and family. I didn't know Chris very long, but he was such a joyous person. I loved his laughter, his big smile and the way he lovingly watched over you. I'll miss him.

Bruce Wynne
   Posted Mon January 18, 2021
Jenny...........So, so sorry to hear of Chris' passing. As you know, he was a very good friend and confidant who I'll forever remember fondly. I recall our conversations and the many, many jokes and belly-laughter from them. He was a great example of a good man and loving husband. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.

Don & Ava Benson
   Posted Mon January 18, 2021
So sorry to hear of Chris' passing. Lots of memories of family get togethers. A great guy! ❤️

Barry and Nancy Ratner
   Posted Mon January 18, 2021
Dear Beth,
I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your dad. I remember what a close family you have. I lost both of my parents when they were 87 several years ago.....still miss them, but my happy memories carried me through....as will yours, I'm sure. Barry and I send our condolences (from Florida) at this sorrowful time.

Karen & Mark Varshock
   Posted Mon January 18, 2021
We cannot begin to express our sadness and sympathy at the loss of such a kind and gentle soul. The distance between our lives was far and the moments much too brief, but the memories treasured forever.

Our most sincere condolences to Aunt Jen on the loss of her husband, the family on the loss of a loving father, and to all of us so saddened by the loss of an extraordinary man.

Kathy and Bob Payton
   Posted Tue January 19, 2021
Our sincere condolences to Jennie and the Christensen family. We have many fond memories of gatherings on Christmas Eve and at Curlew Pond. Chris will be missed.

Steve and Lorraine Robohm
   Posted Tue January 19, 2021
Hugs and prayers to all of you, Hans was a wonderful man, always with a smile and something nice to say. May he rest in Peace.

Mayra, Santos Santiago
   Posted Tue January 19, 2021
Jenny and family our sincere condolence, prayer for the family.

Anne and William Kelley
   Posted Tue January 19, 2021
Our sincere condolences to Jennie and his entire family. Hans was a pillar of strength to his church, his family and his community throughout his life. He lived his faith and was a road model to all. He will be greatly missed.

Anne and Bob Bousquet
   Posted Tue January 19, 2021
Linda, Beth and family,
We are sorry to hear of your father’s passing. May your many happy memories bring you comfort.
Bob and Anne Bousquet

Trudy and Harold Johnson
   Posted Wed January 20, 2021
Dear Jenny and family,

So very sorry to learn of Chris’s passing. We have many fond memories of good times at Calumet in February and his warm and welcoming manner which we will treasure

Trudy and Harold Johnson

Pete Richard & Dianne Correa
   Posted Thu January 21, 2021
Jennie & family, Our deepest condolences on your loss. Hans was surely a character. His little pranks & that big smile will be missed at our gatherings at Colonial Estates. May he rest in the sweetest peace... 🙏🏻♥️

Randy & Stina Swann
   Posted Thu January 21, 2021
Jennie, Linda, Beth, Jan and Dana,
We were so saddened to hear of Chris' passing. He will be remembered with nothing but fondness and love by both of us. Pax Vobiscum.

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