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David L. Christen

June 30, 1933 ~ July 6, 2022 (age 89)

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David Lee Christen was born in the Perrysburg home of his parents, Floyd and Anna (Wenig) Christen on June 30, 1933. David remained a lifelong resident of Toledo until he lost his long and courageous battle with cancer on July 6, 2022. He graduated from DeVilbiss High School and was drafted into the Army stationed mainly in Colorado. Upon his return, David became employed with Owens Illinois in the Research and Development Department where he retired after a career of 30 years. David was a lifelong member of Dorr Street Church of God, now Heritage Church of God. He served in many capacities within the church and enjoyed lifelong friendships. David was a very soft spoken man, but so kind, caring, and funny! His humor could be quick and would often surprise you. He also had a love for sweets and you could often find a dish of chocolates near him wherever he was sitting. David was passionate about many areas of life. He enjoyed travel and took his daughters on a trip every summer out West or camping in Michigan. Later recalling these trips always filled the house with wonderful memories and lots of laughter. He traveled to Europe with family and had lots of adventures in the home land. David appreciated classic and antique cars and enjoyed going to car shows. However, his greatest passion was his love for his daughters and he never failed them. 

David is survived by his loving daughters, Marla (Clark) Watkins and Jamie (Ron) Parton; grandchildren, Brianna (Alex) Geisel, Grant Parton; and soon to be great granddaughter; siblings, Linda (John) Grimm and Thomas (Jean) Christen and many nieces and nephews. David was proceeded in death by his brother, Richard Christen. 

Private services will be held for the family at the Thos. I. Wisniewski Funeral Home. David will be laid to rest at the family plot in Luckey, Ohio. The family would like to thank Janet for all of the care and compassion shown to Dad, as well as neighbors Tom and Karen. They would also like to thank Dr. Phinney and his staff for the care they have given Dad over the last 5 years. Memorial contributions can be made to Promedica Ebeid Hospice or American Cancer Society.

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