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David Lloyd Christensen
  • In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Unity Point Hospice, John Stoddard Cancer Center, or Greater Des Moines Youth Bowlers.
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    Des Moines, IA 50309
  • In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Unity Point Hospice, John Stoddard Cancer Center, or Greater Des Moines Youth Bowlers.
  • John Stoddard Cancer Center
    1415 Woodland Ave., Suite E-200
    Des Mooines, IA 50309

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“My thoughts and prayers are with Dave's family and friends at this difficult time. He was always so friendly to me and had a great sense of humor. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Michelle Wonders - Des Moines, IA

“So sorry for your loss,prayers are with you. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Dick Bucklin - Clayton, NC

“I'm so sorry Andrew. You're dad and I went back almost 40 years. We worked together, bowled league and tournaments, and coached you, Shawn and many...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Deb Killian - Grand Island, FL

“Laura..I am so sorry for your loss. Please knowthat I am thinking of you and praying for peace for you and your family.Barbara ReynoldsLane Dears...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Please accept my condolences. Dave was a good guy and always was willing to help me when I was totally stumped. He will be missed. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Charline Nichols - Mountain Home, AR

“My sympathy to the family of Dave. I worked at Feferal Home Loan Bank for 35 years and became acquainted with Dave through the years. He was always a...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Jan Frank - Urbandale, IA

“A friend has been lost to many individuals. Dave was and will remain special to so many of us. He was a bowling companion of mine as well as a...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Rod Beem - Friend

“I remember Dave's sense of humor and smile when we worked together at the FHLB and his display of bowling trophies in his cubicle. We were even...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Arvetta Parrish - Pleasant Hill, IA

“Just wanted to send our condolences to Daves family. Bob has bowled quite a long time at Bowlerama and knew Dave from bowling. Our payers go out to...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Bob and Vicki Bertagnolli - IA

“May God bless you and your family, I know you are in a better place. When I hear it thunder I will think of what I was told when I was a kid "it's...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Ramona Briseno - Des Moines, IA


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David (Dave) Lloyd Christensen, 69 of Ankeny, Iowa, passed away peacefully on August 23rd at home with his family by his side, after fighting cancer for several years.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A visitation will be held 5 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 26th, also at the funeral home.
Dave was born on November 15, 1946 in Ames, Iowa to Lloyd and Roma Jean (Cooper) Christensen. He attended DMACC in Boone before entering and serving in the Navy for four years.
In 2009 Dave married Laura (Peiffer) McDonald, whom he shared a passion for the sport of bowling with. In his many years of bowling, Dave has accomplished numerous achievements one of which is his induction into the Greater Des Moines Bowling Hall of Fame. His most rewarding achievement was donating his time coaching bowlers and helping them improve their bowling skills. He enjoyed golf as well since his family owned and operated Oaks Golf Course and Town & Country Lanes, both just north of Ames.
In 2012 Dave retired from the Federal Home Loan Bank in downtown Des Moines after 30 years as a Data Base Administrator in the IT department.
Dave is survived by his wife, Laura, 3 children, Luke McDonald of Des Moines; Corrine (Bob) Anderson of Champlin, MN and Andrew Christensen of White Deer, PA. Dave has two sisters, Julie Crum of Phoenix, AZ; Kathie (David) Spicer of Franklinton, NC, and twin brother Don (Mary) Christensen of Winston, OR and 8 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his Father Lloyd and Mother Roma Jean.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Unity Point Hospice, John Stoddard Cancer Center, or Greater Des Moines Youth Bowlers.