Robert Dwight Christensen 90 of Richmond died October 12, 2022, at Reid Health, he was born September 18, 1932, in English Lake, Indiana to the late Christian C. and Lucinda Koster Christensen.
Robert served in the U.S. Army in Korea from February 1953 to February 1955. He arrived with his fighting unit the 176th Armored Field Artillery Battalion on the 27th of July 1953; the very day the armistice was signed. Robert always claimed (tongue in cheek) that the Chinese got wind that he was coming so they decided to stop the war!!
He retired as a signal maintainer in Richmond after having worked 44 years for the C & O Railroad.
Robert married the love of his life, Anna Ruth Skelly, in January 1971. Anna was from Terre Haut and retired from the Verizon Telephone Company.
He and Anna loved to travel and visited most of the States of the Union; they also squeezed in four ocean cruises. Golf was also a favorite pass time along with chess, hiking, and reading; when Anna retired they were able to enjoy these pass times together.
Robert is survived by his wife of 51 years, his daughter Amy Christensen, stepdaughter Annette (Jeff) Taylor, stepson Glen Walters, five grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; one nephew Donald (Becky) Deer, and one niece Pamela Deer.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Tonya Marie Christensen, sister Loraine (Cody) Deer, brother Christian Clarence (Cristy) Christensen Jr., nephew Ronald Deer; his mother and father-in-law Dorothy and Leo Skelly.
Services will be 1:00 PM Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Rev. Martin Holman officiating; burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com