TROY, Kan. - James Christenson, 74, of Troy, died Friday, July 5, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.

James was born on July 2, 1945, in Troy, to Jule and Mary (Turpin) Christenson. He was a lifelong resident of Troy and retired from Blueside in St. Joseph.

He married Grace Karn on April 15, 1977, in Fanning, Kansas. She survives of the home.

James was preceded in death by: his parents; three brothers, Bob, John and Kenny Christenson; a sister, Norma Stewart.

Additional survivors include: his children, Lindsay Norris (Jim) of Troy, Jamie Deffenbaugh, of Weston, Missouri, B.J. Christenson (Nicole) of Troy, Brett Christenson (Carly) of Agency, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Sharon Wood, of Bendena, Kansas, Mary Simpson of Troy.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2019, at Community of Christ Church in Fanning, Kansas.

Visitation: family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening, at the Church in Fanning.

Memorials: in lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to either the Church or NEK Hospice.

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