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Patti Lynne Christensen

July 13, 1960 September 27, 2018
Patti Lynne Christensen
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Obituary for Patti Lynne Christensen

Patti Lynne (Burnham) Christensen, age 58, of Waterloo, Iowa, died Thursday, September 27, 2018 from heart failure at home.

Patti was born on July 13, 1960 in Abilene, Texas, to William and Betty (Carpenter) Burnham. With her father being in the military, her family moved a lot while she was growing up. After spending some of her childhood in Texas, Oklahoma, and Michigan, she graduated from Dubuque Hempstead High School in 1978. After graduation, Patti worked as an administrative assistant.

Patti met the love of her life, David Paul Christensen, on July 13, 1978 and they were married on May 25, 1985 in Des Moines, IA. This union was blessed with two sons: Shane and Heath. She also enjoyed being step-mom to Eric Christensen.

The family resided in Bondurant, IA until Dave’s job transferred them to Harrisonburg, VA in 1989. While in Virginia, Patti worked for the Department of Transportation. In 1995, the family moved back to Iowa. Patti worked various jobs in the Ossian and Decorah areas. Patti moved to Waterloo in 2017 to be closer to her boys and grandchildren.

Patti’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her family and friends. She loved going to her boys’ athletic events when they were younger. She was extremely proud of her sons and loved being a “grammy” to Jack, Owen, Lilly, and Max.

Patti also enjoyed sweets, being outside, and having conversations with friends or strangers who would quickly become friends. Anyone that spent time with Patti would describe her as having a heart of gold. She truly loved people and would do anything she could for those she loved.

Patti was preceded in death by her husband, David, in 2010; father, William Burnham; parents-in-law Earl and Delores Christensen; sister-in-law Peg Stover; nephew Matthew Sandblom.

Left to mourn her loss are sons Shane (Shelly) of Cedar Falls, IA, Heath (Ashley) of Waterloo, IA, Eric (Marty) of Des Moines, IA; grandchildren Jack and Owen Christensen, Lilly and Max Kapler; mother Betty Burnham and sister Paula Huss of Davenport, FL; brother-in-law Don Stover; nephews Cody & Casey Huss; nieces Lori (Steve) Anderson and Jodi (Skip) Rushing.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at our West Ridgeway location, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service.

Memorials may be directed to the family at 814 Lynda Road, Waterloo, IA 50701.


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Visitation

Wednesday

3

Oct

4:30 PM 10/3/2018 4:30:00 PM - 6:30 PM 10/3/2018 6:30:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Prayer Service

Wednesday

3

Oct

6:30 PM 10/3/2018 6:30:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States
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