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January 31, 2017

Richard Allen Christensen, 86, of Cape Coral died Tuesday January 31, 2017 at his home.

He was born in Montcalm, MI in 1930 to the late Raymond and Lelah Christensen. Richard served his country honorably with the US Airforce from 1948 to 1954. He lived in Michigan for many years. He retired from the laundry and dry cleaning business in 1992 and began spending his winters in Cape Coral. He was a member of Hunters Run Golf Club in Cape Coral for the past 25 years. 

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Marilynn, eight children; Leanne and Rex Christensen, Kay (John) Hudgins, Diane Forrester, Linda (James) Oldaker, Raymond (Lindy) Forrester, Carl Forrester, and Dawn (Scott) McGennis, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be celebrated Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 11:00am at Fuller Metz Funeral Home. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice.  Please visit to share a memory or condolence.