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Douglas "Hoss" Christensen, Sr, age 78, died Friday, May 5, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.

Douglas was born September 17, 1933 in Sterling, the son of Harry and Marie (Garland) Christensen. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He married Joanne Cain in 1957, she died March 14, 1989.

Douglas is survived by his six sons, David (Pam) Gray of Sterling, Jeff (Pamela) Gray, Steve (Debra) Christensen of Lyndon, Rick (Pam) Christensen of Lyndon, Randy (Lisa) Christensen of Prophetstown, and Douglas Christensen, Jr, of Rock Falls; two sisters, Leona Williams of Tennessee, and Ella of Rockford; three brothers, Joe Christensen, Phillip Chrisensen, Sr. of Rock Falls, and Jimmy Christensen of Missouri, fourteen grandchildren, thirty three great-grandchildren, 2 great great-grandchildren, and one special friend and care-taker, Deana Bell.
Douglas is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, two sisters, one grandson, and one step granddaughter.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 8, 2012 from 5-7PM at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 10:00AM at the funeral home with Pastor Dalmus Meeks officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to Hospice of the Rock River Valley.