Services for Jack Christensen will be Friday, February 3, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Family will receive friends on Thursday, from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Jack’s family encourages everyone to wear Iowa Hawkeye or Los Angeles Dodgers apparel in his honor. Memorials for Jack can be made to the family who are working on a tribute to be installed at a later date.
Jack was born on April 28, 1944, in Harlan, Iowa to Dale and Ruby (Olsen) Christensen. He grew up in Russell, Iowa, graduating from Russell High School. Jack married Linda Sellers on March 6, 1965, in Russell. The couple was blessed with two children, Stacie and Chad. Jack owned and operated Interiors and More in Chariton from May 1997 to September 2010.
Jack was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed watching all sports, but especially loved the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was a member of the Lakeview Golf and Country Club, where he played many rounds of golf. He headed up a golf tournament at Honey Creek/The Preserve called the JCI (Jack Christensen Invitational). A tradition his family will continue.
Jack never met a stranger, welcoming all with a smile and a handshake. He loved hanging with his friends and family. He was very much a social butterfly. He served as the President of the Russell School Board when his kids were in school. He enjoyed taking his grandchildren and great-grandchildren fishing; and going to their activities to cheer them on. He was very proud of them all and loved having them over.
Jack passed away January 29, 2023. He is survived by his wife, Linda; children, Stacie (Kyle) Hardin and Chad (DJ) Christensen; grandchildren: TJ (Mackenzie) Hardin, Dustin (Jessica) Hardin, Brett (Ashlyn) Hardin, Slade Christensen, and Cassie (Seth) Christensen; great-grandchildren: Kasen, Khyler, Kinnen, Blake, and Ivalee; and siblings: Ron (Doris) Christensen, Dick (Peggy) Christensen, and Pam (Bill) Sandy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Ruby, and parents-in-law, Leo and Dorothy Sellers.