Christensen, Ruth E.

2012-05-01T02:32:30Z 2012-05-01T02:55:52Z Christensen, Ruth E.By the Lincoln Journal Star
May 01, 2012 2:32 am  • 

Ruth E. Christensen, 89, of Lincoln, formerly of Valparaiso, Neb., died April 27, 2012 in Lincoln. She was born November 25, 1922 in Valparaiso, Neb. to Nels and Esther (Olson) Nord. She married Clarence Christensen, Jr. on April 6, 1946, while teaching at Indian Camp country school. Ruth retired from Raymond Central Public Schools in 1986 after serving as secretary, bookkeeper, bus driver and substitute teacher for 30 years. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ceresco, where she was baptized and confirmed. Ruth was a dedicated community member, serving on many boards and supporting many organizations, including the Valparaiso Senior Center, Valparaiso Heritage Club, Valparaiso Woman's Club, Eastern Star, WELCA and the Valparaiso Community Club. She was a strong advocate of the Valparaiso Library, and founded the Ruth Christensen Scholarship Fund at Raymond Central High School for future teachers. She loved history, genealogy, served and supported all churches in Valparaiso and in Ceresco.

Ruth is survived by her husband of 66 years, Clarence; son, Dan and Sue Christensen of Holdrege, Neb.; daughter, Cynthia Christensen of Louisville, Ky.; son, John Christensen of Ceresco, Neb.; grandchildren, Aaron Schneider (Jenny), Mikhaila Mauricio (Jacinto), Tim, Nathan (Tela), Rob (Andrea), and Alina Ukinski-Radnovich (Chris); and five great-grandchildren, Sierra, Emma, Adam, Josh, and Alejandro; and sisters-in-law, Erma and Margaret Nord, Lincoln and Genevieve Christensen, Fremont, Neb. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jeanne Schneider; grandson, Anders Ukinski; parents; brothers, Walter, Carl, and Ivan; sister, Irene Nord; and infant sister, Dorothy.

Visitation will be held at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O Street, Monday, April 30, 2012, from 2-8 p.m. Family present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Ceresco, Neb., on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at 11 a.m. with Pastor John Sievers officiating. Valparaiso Community Cemetery. Memorials: Immanuel Lutheran Church; Raymond Central Educational Foundation - Ruth Christensen Scholarship Fund; American Heart Association. Wyuka Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences at

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