Rod Library--Special Collections
To: Deans, Directors, Department Heads
From: Human Resource Services
Date: July 28, 1998
Re: Grant Christensen
Grant Christensen, 67, died Sunday, July 26, 1998, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa, of cancer.
Grant began his career at the University of Northern Iowa in 1987 as a Project Manager/Inspector. He guided many construction activities on campus including the Business Building, the Center for Energy and Environmental Education, the Residence on the Hill, and the new Wellness/Recreation Center. He also was involved in the addition of the fourth floor of the Library, reconstruction of the Campanile, and rebuilding of the Price Lab School Fieldhouse. The positive relationship he developed with University clients and outside contractors ensured the smooth completion of work and had a definite, positive influence on the working relationship the University maintains with the construction industry.
Grant was born May 30, 1931, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the son of Christen H. and Dorthea (Frandsen) Christensen.
Survivors include one daughter and her husband, Lori L. and Paul Berry of Cedar Falls, Iowa; one son and his wife, Mitchell A. and Jodi Christensen of Maple Grove, Minnesota; three grandchildren, Nicholas and Emily Berry, both of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and McLean Christensen of Maple Grove, Minnesota; and one brother, Hubert Christensen of Des Moines, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley A. (Jordanger) Christensen, his parents, one brother, Neals, and two sisters, Arlene Larsen and Bertha Nielsen.
Services will be held Thursday, July 30, 1998, at 1:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Memorials may be directed to the church or American Cancer Society.