David C. ‘Stub’ Christensen — Byron

BYRON — David C. "Stub" Christensen, 81, of Toledo, Ohio, died May 22, 2008, at his home.

Mr. Christensen was born Sept. 20, 1926, in Vasa, Goodhue County. He graduated from Byron High School then served in the Army during World War II. He married Geraldine "Gerry" Gebhard, and they moved to Toledo in 1947. He attended the University of Toledo, graduating from the School of Law in 1950. In addition to his private law practice, he served as a judge in the Ohio Northern District and was involved in the Republican Party.

In 1973 Mr. Christensen opened the Southwyck Lounge, and later the New Southwyck Lounge and the Omni. He enjoyed socializing with his friends and customers, and his happiest memories were of vacationing in northern Minnesota with his children and brother. He was a member of Moose Lodge 713 in Toledo and a lifelong member of American Legion Post 119 in Byron.

He is survived by four children, Ronald Christensen of Peewaukee, Wis., Roland (Peggy) Christensen of Green Bay, Wis., Barbara Christensen (Susan Rasmussen) of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Carla Seely (life partner, Gary Klockowski) of Toledo; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Wesley.

Services for Mr. Christensen were held May 28 at Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home, 3453 Heathersdown Blvd. at Byrne Rd., in Toledo.

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