Curtis Allen Christensen

Curtis (Curt) Allen Christensen passed away in his home on Friday, May 10th. Curt was born on September 16th, 1959 in Carrington, ND. He was a member of the class of 1977 at Fargo South and then went on to graduate from Moorhead State. Curt married Renee (Haats) in 1988 and they were married until 2012. He was a dedicated employee at Forum Communications in the Circulation Department from 1983 until 2013, a career and a community he was immensely proud to be a part of. However, among all of Curt’s achievements in life, he was most proud of being a father to his three children, Camie, Tessa and Sean. Curt had a complex relationship with death, and would’ve hated having a traditional obituary. There was nothing traditional about Curt. Although his life was unfairly short, his journey in life was long. Curt was a contrary individual, never hesitating to play devil’s advocate and stir up a good debate. His mind worked like no other, and few could keep up with his complexity. There will never be another person like Curt. He will be remembered for many things (such as being an animal lover, his impassioned conversation skills, being “Daddy Long Legs”, tight hugs, his great excitement for Halloween and being outdoors), but above all he will be remembered for how passionately he loved. He lived not for his love of himself, but for his love for his parents, siblings, close friends, children and grandchildren. Curt is survived by his parents: Bea and Darrell Christensen of Fargo, ND, sisters Lynn Elliot and Kristine (Mark) Malmberg of Fargo, ND and brother Doug Christensen of Phoenix, AZ, as well as his three nieces. Curt is also survived by his three children: Camie Christensen (Marco Riboli) of Bergamo, Italy, Tessa Rivera (Mickey) of Seattle, WA and Sean Christensen (Martha) of Fargo, ND. His two grandsons, Diego and Lucas Riboli will continue to be his greatest treasures. Curt is preceded in death by his niece, Tina Halle. A celebration of life gathering will be held on Friday, May 17th at Stokers Lounge of The Hotel Donaldson in Fargo, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Curt’s family is asking for a donation to ShareHouse recovery of Fargo. We also want to share this message: you are not your addiction and you are deserving of love and support on your road to recovery.