Genieva "Gen" Christensen, age 95, of Loves Park, formerly of Aurora and Maple Park, passed away peacefully, in the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 11, 2016, and is finally reunited with her husband, Harvey Christensen. She was born April 27, 1921, in Pender, NE, the daughter of Harry and Gertrude (Elsinger) Green. She is survived by five children: Chuck Christensen, Howard "Howie" (Nancy) Christensen, Jan (Dave) Duggar, Julie (Kevin) Lewis, and Ronn (Melissa ) Christensen; Seven grandchildren: U.S. Navy Senior Chief Dave (Angel) Duggar, Deana (Chris) Willard, Jennifer (Jason) Law, Kristin Lewis, Jeff (Mallory Massino) Lewis, Marissa Christensen and Todd Christensen; eleven great-grandchildren: Dakota Duggar, Dylan Duggar, Aspen Duggar, Janelle (Jeffrey) Quattlebaum, Summer Ferrell, and DelRae Ferrell, Kayla Ferrell, Codi Willard, Caitlyn Willard, Parker Jo Law and Peyton Briley Law; one great-great grandchild; four siblings: Carole Mae Hardison, Ellen Mallott, Jenice Wollard and Wayne Green; many nieces, nephews and a community of friends. She is preceded by her parents, Gertrude and Harry Green; her husband Harvey; five siblings: Vincent "Bud" Green, Denny Green, Darnell "Dutch" Green, Phyllis Green and Wilma Cravens. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. A funeral to celebrate her life will follow at 11 a.m. with interment at Gardner Cemetery, Maple Park, IL. A memorial has been established in Gen's name to benefit her favorite charities, including both Alzheimer and cancer research. Checks may be made to Genieva Christensen Memorial and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66 Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family through the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page and www.conleycare.com where you can see her full life story.
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