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Florida C. Christensen

Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – Florida Catherine Christensen, 94, of Dixon, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Pinecrest Community in Mount Morris. She and her husband, LeRoy, owned and operated A&W Restaurant in Dixon before retiring.

Florida was born Jan. 12, 1919, in Scottsburg, Ind., the daughter of Floyd and Grace (Robbins) Elliott. She married LeRoy Christensen on Sept. 11, 1937, in Kaneville. He preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 2007. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Dixon.

Survivors include two sons, Elvin (Lois) Christensen of Sycamore and Bruce Christensen of Carpentersville; two daughters, Lila Loescher of Kent, Wash., and Karen (Bernie) Lendman of Dixon; two sisters, Marjorie Meredith of LaBelle, Fla., and Betty Dearth of Rochelle; 10 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon, with the Rev. Richard Bright, chaplain at Pinecrest Manor in Mount Morris, officiating. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gardner Cemetery in Maple Park.

A memorial has been established to Pinecrest Terrace in Mount Morris.

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