Clifford Carrol Christensen was born on July 15, 1949, to parents Alta (Jacobs) and Herbert Christensen Sr. in Perham, MN. He attended and graduated from Battle Lake High School before moving to Eleroy, Illinois to work for Dildine Lumber. It was while he was working there that he met the love of his life Maureen (Parker). They were united in marriage at first Lutheran Church in Lena, Illinois on August 22, 1970. To this union three children were born and they made their home in rural Ottertail, MN.
In 1972 Cliff opened “Cliff’s Repair” where he worked as a self-employed mechanic/welder. He also was a road construction worker at this time. In the early 1970’s he took a job in Alaska as a mechanic for the oil exploration. He returned home to Ottertail to continue his work in the shop in 1978. Cliff also was an independent hauler for R. D. Offutt potatoes for fifteen plus years and a volunteer firefighter for over twenty years at the Ottertail Fire Department. After he retired from the shop, he drove truck for Ottertail Aggregate until 2018. Cliff was a member of United Methodist Church in Richville, the Ottertail Business Association, and a volunteer for the special Olympics.
Cliff enjoyed helping others and was always there to lend a hand. He loved to put meat on the grill for the enjoyment of others and was an avid card and cribbage player. He enjoyed tractor pulls, he was one of the founders of NTPA pull in Ottertail and organized many pulls so others could enjoy them as well. Most importantly, Cliff loved spending time with his grandkids and going to their activities.
Clifford Christensen (72) of Ottertail, MN, passed away on June 15, 2022 at his home surrounded by family.
He is preceded in death by his parents Herb Sr. and Alta Christensen; four brothers, Chub, Bill, Jack, Bob; niece, Samantha Parker; and an infant grandchild Taylor.
He is survived by his wife Maureen Christensen; three children, Troy (Jill) Christensen, Jamey (Mike) Petersen, Melissa Deakins; grandkids, Haley (Cody Salo), Nathan (Carlie), Ryan, McKenzie, Melava, Hazlynn; siblings, Ann Luhning, Rose Ketchum, Hap Christensen, Herb Christensen Jr.; mother-in-law Marian Parker; brother-in-law Mark (Sue) Parker; and many, many, nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held on September 10, 2022 from 2-5 PM at the Ottertail Community Center.
Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Battle Lake