Richard D. Christensen, 82

Richard Dean Christensen, 82 of Eldora, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at the Eldora Nursing and Rehab Center while under Care Initiatives Hospice. The family will be receiving friends and family for lunch and a time of Christian fellowship at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 3 at the Honey Creek New Providence Friends Church, in New Providence. The funeral service will be held at the church one hour later at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow the funeral service at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Marshalltown. Friends and family are welcome to meet at the cemetery for the committal service. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 2 at the Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora. Online condolences may be left at

He is survived by his daughters Betty Ann (Gary) Chrisman and Connie Marie (Kevin) Freese; four granddaughters; nine great-grandchildren; a brother Jim Christensen and many nieces and nephews.