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Knud Christensen

Jan 25, 2021

On Sunday, January 17, 2021, Knud Christensen, faithful husband and father of three children passed away at age 85.  Knud was born on November 15, 1935 in the town of Freso, Morse, Denmark. Knud, his wife Grethe and their young son Aage immigrated from Denmark to the United States in 1957.  

Living the American Dream, Knud began a career in construction which culminated in owning his own company, Henry Nielsen Concrete and Construction in Algonquin, Il.  He was an avid golfer and enjoyed the recreation with his wife, family and friends.

Knud is survived by his wife, Grethe, sons Aage (Cathy) and Thomas  ( Chris), daughter Mary (Michael) brother Karl (Else), 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. 

A family service was held on January 23, 2021 at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, Reverend Dr. John Danner.  A Celebration of Life will be held at an announced later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.