Robert Lee Christensen, 74, of Dike, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls.
He was born July 28, 1937, in Cedar Falls, the son of Ejnar and Helen (Fisher) Christensen. He graduated from Dike High School in 1955. On June 19, 1959, he was united in marriage to Margaret A. “Maggie” Allspach at the Reformed Church of Stout in Stout, Iowa.
Robert worked for Dike Hardware Plumbing and Heating from 1960-1968 and owned and operated Dike Pump Service from 1968 until his retirement in 2001.
Robert was a lifelong member of Fredsville Lutheran Church where he served on the church’s Cemetery Board from 1987 to 2009.
He was a member of the Danish Brotherhood, UNI Scholarship Club, and was past member of the Dike Lions Club.
Robert is survived by his wife, Maggie of Dike; a son, Kirk R. (Diane) of Carroll, Iowa; two daughters, Keri A. (Ron) Hanus of Solon, and Kris M. (Dave) Peters of Cedar Falls; five grandchildren: Kyle, Jace and Brad Christensen of Carroll, Jared and Lee Hanus of Solon; one brother, Charles (Jane) Christensen of Dike; and a sister, Shirley (Gary) Harris of Cedar Falls.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Ellen Christensen.
Services were held Aug. 20 at Fredsville Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls. Pastor Lisa Dietrich officiated.