James Robert Christenson, age 71, of Brainerd passed away at his home on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. James was born in Minneapolis to Lyle & Rose (Zappia) Christenson on September 18, 1949.
James served his country in the US Air Force and worked as a book binder for Bang Printing. James was an avid bird watcher, keeping a close eye on the hummingbirds. He also enjoyed his flower gardens, especially his lillies. James and Mary liked to travel, he also loved spending time with family and friends, including weekly coffee meetings.
Left to cherish his memory are his sons: Jason (Carmen) Christenson and Justin Christenson; stepdaughters: Jessica Miller and Nicolle Miller; grandchildren: Lindsi, Matthew and Nathan; step grandchildren: Gracia, Liam, Brad, Jesse, Bailey and Sam.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and significant other, Mary Miller.
A celebration will be held at a later date.