Geraldine 'Gerrie' Christensen


Geraldine A. "Gerrie" Christensen, 98, of Wayne, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 at Wayne Countryview Estates. 

Private family funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 14 at the First Presbyterian Church in Wayne,.

The family requests that memorials be sent to the Roy D. and Gerrie A. Christensen Memorial Scholarship, Wayne State College Foundation, 1111 Main Street, Wayne, Neb. 68787.

No visitation will be held. 

Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.

Geraldine (Gerrie) Anne Christensen was born in Pierce on Feb. 19, 1922 to Emil and Esther Kolterman Hansen. On Nov. 15, 1942 she married Roy D. Christensen of Blair. The couple raised three daughters, Karen, Jean and Kathryn (Kaki). The couple lived in Blair, Neligh and Wayne.

Gerrie attended Wayne State College and became a teacher. She taught in Dorchester, Newcastle and Battle Creek. She also worked at Wayne State College in the Placement Office for seven years.

She spent her many years as a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. Gerrie and Roy enjoyed traveling and spending time with friends. She was an avid reader, enjoyed correspondence and gift giving. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed entertaining family and friends and playing cards and sharing trivia. Gerrie was an active 75 year member of P.E.O., mainly with Chapter AZ in Wayne.

Survivors include her daughters, Karen (Kenneth) Marra and Kaki (David) Ley; son-in-law, Dr. James (Mary) Doyle; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy, in 1989 and her daughter, Jean in 1995.