Elmer C.J. Christiansen

Elmer C.J. Christiansen, 89, of Leavenworth, died Oct. 31, 2014, at Twin Oaks Health and Rehabilitation. He was born on March 18, 1925, the son of Bernhard F. and Eleonore “Elle” (Clausen) Christiansen in Mapleton, Iowa.

On Sept. 11, 1950, Elmer married Bernice K. Hodges. She preceded him in death Oct. 1, 1982. He is also preceded in death by his parents.

On Dec. 8, 1984, Elmer married Delores Mellies. She survives at the home. He is also survived by a son, Mark (Cindy) Christiansen; a daughter, Lisa (Steve Ehrilich) Christiansen; and a sister-in-law, Geraldine “Geri” Hammeke.

Elmer enlisted into the United States Army in May of 1944. He was in the Army Infantry Division for 28 years and retired at a Lieutenant Colonel in 1972.

Elmer will be cremated, no services are planned.