February 13, 1951 – April 7, 2017


Jack Edward Christensen, 66, of Mason, Illinois, passed away at 8:14 a.m., Friday, April 7, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois.


Funeral services celebrating Jack’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, Illinois, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Bailey Cemetery west of Latona, Illinois. Visitiaton will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the funeral home. In loving memory of Jack, memorials may be made to the family. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.


Jack was born on February 13, 1951, in Paxton, Illinois, the son of George and Mary Lou (Bogard) Christensen. Jack worked for the Milwaukee Railroad for many years and later worked and retired from Steven’s Industries in Teutopolis, Illinois, after 17 years of service. Jack was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron #1168 of the Edgewood American Legion, where he served for over 20 years as Squadron commander. He enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with children and grandchildren.


Jack is survived by his significant other of 26 years, Tammy Loy of Mason; children, George (Heather) Christensen of Edmond, Oklahoma, Jessica Vick of Lockwood, Missouri, Tia Loy (Cecil Robinson) of Mode and Marah White (Donnie Bowen) of Iola; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Paul (Irene) Christensen of Bedford, Indiana, Mike Christensen of Fairfield, Cindy (Dave) Miller of Edgewood, Bill Christensen of Farmington, New Mexico, Ida Jones of Jackson, Tennessee, Ina (Lynn) Simmons of Mason, and Sue (Mike) Downing of Paxton.


Jack was preceded in death by his parents and a special uncle Olie Christensen.