Howard & Donna Belle 50th

Howard Milo Christensen
January 25, 1922 - August 18, 2017

A Celebration of Life for Howard Milo Christensen of Bull Shoals, Arkansas, was held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at Christ By The Lake Lutheran Church in Bull Shoals, Arkansas, with Pastor Sherman Gordius officiating.

Howard passed away on August 18, 2017, in Mountain Home, Arkansas, at the age of 95. He was born January 25, 1922, in Irwin, Iowa, the son of Chris and Emelia (Petersen) Christensen. He was a farmer and married Donna Ehrichs in 1951, in Iowa. Howard attended the University of Iowa before moving to Cedar Rapids. He retired from Cherry Burrell Corporation and they moved to Bull Shoals. Howard and Donna loved their vacations traveling to every state except Hawaii and Alaska. He was a member of Christ by the Lake Lutheran Church, a member of the choir and even attended Bible Study at 95, his love of Jesus was so strong. Howard enjoyed wood working, painting, gardening, researching Danish history and of course, EATING! He loved his family and his church family and he made friends easily with his quick laughter and easy one-liners.

Howard is survived by his wife, Donna Christensen of Bull Shoals, Arkansas; son, Kevin Christensen of Novato, California; daughter, Jill ( Terry) Smith of Lamed, Kansas; son, Bryce (Kay) Christensen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa: six step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and half brothers and sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter-in-law, Susan Smith Christensen.

Memorials may be made to Christ by the Lake Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at

Donna Belle Ehrichs - Manning High School 1947

Ehrichs gathering in 1999
Howard Christensen, Donna Christensen, Betty Lou (Ehrichs) Sinow

Ellen (Schade) Trout, Dorothy (Ehrichs) Kusel, Shirley (Ehrichs) Schramm
Ellen's mother was Anna (Ehrichs).

Ralph Trout, Milton Sinow, Wilmer Ehrichs

2001 - Chris & Mary Ann (Hagedorn) Brandt
Mary's mother was Marie (Ehrichs)

John & John Ehrichs

Howard & Donna Belle - 50th

Bryce Christensen, Dorothy Kusel, Kay Christensen

Click to see the video of Bryce and Dorothy in 2014

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