Pastor Gerald E. (Jerry) Christensen age 84 was born May 30, 1935 in Burlington, WI to L.Roy and Ivy Mae Christensen.  The family moved to Plainfield, WI for the early years of Jerry’s life, moving to Wisconsin Rapids, WI for his teen years.  He excelled in academics and arts, especially music, where he played violin in the High School Orchestra.  He graduated Salutatorian from Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School in 1953, and married the love of his life, Carol King, on August 29, 1955.

Although having been encouraged from “wasting his brain” in the ministry from a high school guidance counselor, he had been called by the Lord and being sure of his calling attended Central Bible Institute from 1953 to 1956  His God guided ministry began in Boscobel, WI from 1956 to 1958, Jackson, MN from 1959 to 1965, Boscobel, WI from 1965 to 1969, Eau Claire, WI from 1969 to 1985, Janesville, WI from 1986 to 2000, Necedah, WI from 2001 to 2018.  He served as Presbyter, Executive Presbyter, and General Presbyter to General Council for the Assemblies of God.

He is survived by his loving wife Carol, son Jerry (Mona), son Bill (Joanne), daughter Jan (Kevin), son Jim (Carol), son Randy (Karen), daughter Melody (Gary), and many wonderful and loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, August 13, at 2 PM at First Assembly of God, Waupaca, WI.  Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. with burial to follow at Spencer Lake Memorial Cemetery.  A luncheon will follow after the cemetery at the church.  Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.