Michael G. Christenson, 39, died June 6, 2013 in Sioux Falls from an apparent heart attack. Mass of Christian Burial was 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Therese Catholic Church followed by interment at Hills of Rest Memorial Park Wildwood Mausoleum, Sioux Falls. Visitation began at 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, at George Boom Funeral Home where a Liturgical Wake Service began at 7 p.m. The family was present to greet friends at the funeral home beginning at 6 p.m. Friday.
Michael George Christenson, son of Gary Lee and Jo Ann Bridget (Smith) Christenson, was born Dec. 19, 1973, in Vermillion. He graduated from Vermillion High School in 1992 where he was active in football and band. Mike worked as a salesperson for 20 years. His easy going and affable personality made him very approachable. Mike adored his daughter, Madison, and cherished the time spent with her. His many relatives and friends will miss him greatly.
Survivors include his daughter and her mother, Madison Christenson and Danielle Carr, Aurora, CO; mother and step-father, Jo Ann and Russ McChesney, Sioux Falls; his sister, Julie DeGreef and her friend, Gary Kelley, Pembroke Pines, FL; nieces, Rachel and Bridget DeGreef, Pembroke Pines, FL; special friend, Laurie Weber, Sioux Falls; aunts, uncles, cousins; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mike was preceded in death by his father on Oct. 10, 1995.
Memorials are encouraged to the Madison Christenson Education Fund. www.georgeboom.com.