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William Lynn Christensen
10/14/1966 — 12/20/2022
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Celebration of Life
Richland, WA 99352
Richland, WA 99352
William Lynn Christensen
Wm Lynn Christensen was a son, a brother, a father, a husband, and a dear friend to many. Lynn lost his battle with cancer, finding his peace on December 20, 2022. The most obstinate, stubborn jackass of a man is no more for this earth….
He was a hard-working truck driver and heavy equipment operator most of his life. He loved owning and operating his own truck, the Cremesicle/Dreamsicle. He had just bought a brand new truck, designed and named after Mighty Mo – in line with his love of American military history.
He was an avid sports fan, citing stats from all manner of sports, but he especially loved watching hockey, having played in his youth. The NHL Philadelphia Flyers was his favorite team.
He was born and died a Canadian, but spent the last 21 years of his life in the United States. He was a history buff and knew American history as well and probably better than many American citizens.
The U.S. was also where he met his wife, Kathleen, on the softball diamond. He was being goofy and playing with all the littles off-the-field, but self-assured and strong at the plate as he knocked ball after ball out of the park or fielding grounders and line drives with little effort. He told family and friends that Kathleen reminded him of his mom, firing balls into his mitt with a hard pop.
Lynn was a father to two amazing men he was so very proud of, Connor (Julie) Baumgartner and Wyatt Christensen. He so wanted to watch them go forth in their next chapters of life.
He was a son to Ken and son-in-law to Dick Baumgartner and Braley and Dianne Pastorino. All from which he learned so much of who he became.
He was a little brother to big sister, Jody (Dennis) Bura, and a big brother to little brother, Layne (Tanya) Christensen and brother-in-law, Brad (Sara) Baumgartner. Remember, Mom likes me best.
He was Uncle Teaser to nieces and nephews, he was McFly to many family and friends…. And to everyone else, he was a quick-witted and compassionate friend.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Judy Christensen; his maternal aunts and uncles; all of his grandparents, and nephew, Robbie Maskell.
In addition to those named above, he also leaves behind nieces and nephews; Jacey Maskell, Braden Bura, Cayden (Travis) Turcato, Amber (Seth) Matarazzo, Cortland Christensen, and Brett Bura; and great-nieces and nephews; Bobbi, Everett, Agnes, Beaux, Lennox, and Robin. Along with a very large extended family and so many friends that will miss him dearly.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org)
225 Taber Comet Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron (Box 4681, Taber AB T1G 2E1 Canada)
Chaplaincy Hospice House (1480 Fowler St, Richland WA 99352 or www.tricitieschaplaincy.org)
Kathleen- So sorry for the loss of the love of your life. Thank you so much for the live view of the service. You did a wonderful job on the slideshow. It was so great to see family there while I was not able to attend. Thanks for visiting with us this last week.
Our Deepest Condolences on the loss of your loved one! Our continued prayers & thoughts are with you all!
My condolences to Lynn’s family. You were called to early in your young life, but from what I have read about your life you enjoyed the time you were on earth. Your mom and dad I am sure were very proud of the men you became. You will be missed by your family , but the memories you left them will bring them comfort. Rest in peace.
Your cousin Norma Boraas
As saddened as we are at this time, reading Lynn’s obituary has made us smile and remember as this is the Lynn we knew and certainly how we will remember him.
Hugs to you, Wyatt, Connor and family.
See you in July.
Sending our Love,
Uncle Brian & Aunt Michelle
Kathleen, Ken, Jody,Layne!
I am so very sorry, I am very thankful to have had the honor to know Lynn he was another brother to myself . Many wonderful memories about the entire family . The best neighbors to be raised around . May Jude,Lynn and Rod and all the rest of the beautiful family and friends be playing a great game of baseball. Rest easy Lynn
So incredibly sorry for your loss Jody and all of his family and friends. What a rich life he had and I’m sure he will be deeply missed by all. May the LORD grant you all a peace and comfort that only He can give. Big hugs ….
My heartfelt condolence Jody & family on the loss of Lynn 😥
My little brother you will always be forever locked in my memories and in my heart, where you will always be.
Love you forever💙