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