Shirley L. Christensen
Date of Birth
October 30, 1952
Wahoo, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
October 27, 2023
Omaha, Nebraska
Visitation Directions

Thursday, November 2, 2023 ~ 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

*The Funeral Service will be live streamed on Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page.

Funeral Service Directions

Friday, November 3, 2023 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Graveside Service Directions

Monday, November 6, 2023 ~ 11:00 a.m.
Fort McPherson National Cemetery ~ Maxwell, Nebraska


Saunders County Lost Pets ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Shirley Louise Christensen, 70, of Wahoo, NE, entered into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Friday, October 27, 2023 at Hillcrest Millard in Omaha, NE.  She was born October 30, 1952 in Wahoo, NE to William J. and Elsie C. (Clough) Behrens, and was the third of three children: Richard Behrens and Sharon Lim (Ray).  Shirley grew up on a farm near Mead, NE and graduated from Mead High School in 1971.

She met her husband, Earl Jens “Jim” Christensen at Mead, NE and they were united in marriage on January 22, 1972.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Methodist College of Nursing in Omaha, NE in 1985.  Shirley had a career as a RN, including many years at Children’s Hospital in the NICU.

Shirley was a sober member of AA for 30 years and went on to help many others in their sobriety.  She loved to spend time with her grandchildren, family and friends and she was a member of Westside Church in Omaha, NE.

In their 45 years of loving marriage, Jim and Shirley were blessed with three children:  son Joe A. (Laura) Christensen; son Marty J. (Trisha) Christensen; daughter Kayla R. (John) Engel; and grandchildren Patton and Chase Engel; Mason, Micah and Katie Christensen; and Clark and Daphne Christensen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Elsie Behrens; grandson Charles Grant “Charlie” Christensen; sister Sharon Lim; husband Earl “Jim” Christensen.

Condolences for Shirley L. Christensen
  1. Donna Lane
    • October 30, 2023 - 9 months ago

    My deepeast Sympathy to Shirley’s family My heart goes out to all of us who knew her. She was a Wonderful, Kind & Loyal friend. Shirley was my Maid of Honor in my & my husband Tim’s wedding. Shirley & Jim were good friends while we were living in Mead. However we moved to kS in ’77. But they visited us a few times thru the years. I will miss her very much, but I know one day we will see each other again!

  2. Kent Sweet
    • October 31, 2023 - 9 months ago

    Very sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was a loving and caring person that was a friend to all that knew her.She offered sound advice to me in my recovery battle. May she rest in the arms of the Lord and be reunited with the love of her life Jim.

  3. Tessia Johnston & Duke Finck
    • November 2, 2023 - 8 months ago

    Shirley was a sweet lady! Sending thoughts and prayers to each of you.

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