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Harold Dean Christiansen 1933 - 2016
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MCCOOK, Neb. — Harold Dean Christiansen, 82, passed away Jan. 26, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Born on March 3, 1933. in Great Bend, he was the son of Reynolds and Viola (Tieperman) Christiansen. He attended grade school at Mt. Pleasant Country School and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1952. On May 20, 1953, he entered the United States Army and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on April 30, 1955. On Nov. 25, 1987, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Wagner in Great Bend. They made their home in Great Bend where Harold was a heavy equipment operator for JOMAX Pipeline Construction. They eventually moved to the McCook, Neb. community. After Harold’s retirement he worked for Heritage Hills Golf Course as an equipment operator.
Mr. Christiansen enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Wagner of McCook, Neb.; son, Richard Christiansen and wife, Sondra, of Independence, Mo.; two step-daughters, Vickey Brooks and Beth Wagner both of McCook, Neb.; two step-sons, Chris Wagner and wife, Annette, and Jay Hancock and wife, Susan, all of McCook, Neb.; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Larry Christiansen and wife, Peggy, of Hudson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reynolds and Viola Christiansen; and sister, Chirlene Haase.
Funeral services were be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, at Herrmann Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook, Neb. with Ted Long officiating.  Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery in McCook, Neb. Memorials may be given in his name to American Heart Foundation or Diabetes Foundation. Friends may go online at to extend condolences to the family.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Herrmann Jones Funeral Chapel*
607 Norris Ave.  
McCook, NE.  69001
Gret Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 7, 2016