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    Ankeny, IA 50023

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“I REMEMBER GARY FROM OUR DAYS AT AMOS HIATT AND EAST HIGH SCHOOL........HE WAS ALWAYS A GREAT GUY WITH LAUGHTER AND JOKEING AROUND AND FUN TO BE...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: lonnie overton - altoona, IA

“Lifting all family and friends of Gary up in prayer today. I pray for all to find comfort during this difficult time. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Sunni Velasquez - Omaha, NE

“My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Gary Christiansen. May you all be comforted in this difficult time. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Sunni Velasquez - Omaha, NE

“I was saddened by the news of Uncle Gary passing, but am also thankful he is whole again and joined with his mother, brother, niece and other family....Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Grace Chandler - Urbana, MO

“What a great guy! Gary and his family lived across the street from my parents many years ago. Though I was just a kid, Gary and Elaine were very...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Mike West - Arvada, CO

“Praying for Gary's family. He will be missed. We worked at Deere many years. With the Lord's love and prayers. John Clement ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: John Clement - Mitchellville, IA

“Dear Christiansen Family- We are so very sorry to learn of Cousin Gary's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Our fondest...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Kristy and Jon Steele - Crosslake, MN


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Gary E. Christiansen, 80, of Ankeny passed away March 31, 2019.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N Ankeny Blvd).
A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Gary was born September 15, 1938 in Des Moines, Iowa, and was a proud graduate of East High School, class of 1957. Following his graduation Gary joined the US Navy and saw a lot of the world, as he spent 6 months in Malta and other Mediterranean countries. His ship, the USS Pocono, was the flagship of the eastern force of the Navy, and was in the Cuban blockade. He loved to tell stories of that experience.

He had worked for John Deere for 31years until his retirement. He then worked for Wal-Mart for another 15 years assembling bicycles.

Gary will be greatly missed by his family and many close friends.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine; a son Gary Jr. (Kim) Christiansen, and 2 daughters, Debby (Doug) Davis and Gale (Sam) Petersen; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Glen; a niece and nephew.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Alzheimer's association or Albaugh-McGovern Post #42.