Anker G. "Jerry" Christensen

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Mequon for Anker G. "Jerry" Christensen, a resident of Lasata Care Center since 2004, who passed away at Columbia St. Maryís Hospital in Mequon on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at the age of 91. Interment in Beloit will be private. The family will greet friends following the services. Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home in Mequon is serving the family.

Born in La Crosse, he resided in Beloit and Port Washington before moving to Cedarburg. Jerry received his bachelor of arts degree from St. Olaf College in 1939. He had a long and varied career working for Fairbanks Morse & Co. starting as a tester and progressing to supervisor of F-Mís Field Service Department and manager of the Magneto Division at the Beloit Works. In Beloit, Jerry was a past Elder and Sunday School Superintendent of the First Presbyterian Church of Beloit. He was also a past member of the Beloit Lions Club and the Elks Club. Jerry served two terms as a Beloit City Councilman and was a past member of the Beloit Youth Council, the Recreation Council and the Hospital Board.

He managed a plant for The Spencer Co. in Oberlin, Ohio. He was general manager and vice president of Reid Company, a manufacturer of bread making machinery, in York Pa. While in York Jerry was and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of York.

In 1965 he became manager of the paper making division of The Beloit Corp and in 1968 moved to The Faustel Co., a manufacturer of fabric coating machinery. In 1971 he started his own company A.G.C. Inc. in Beloit. After his retirement Jerry joined the sales staff of Bryden Motors of Beloit and became one of the top 100 salesmen for the Chrysler Corp. In 1989 he moved to Port Washington.

Jerry is survived by his wife of over 59 years, Anita (nee Timmons), his daughter Lucinda (Steve) Shallock of Mequon, his son Thomas (Kim) Christensen of St. Germain; grandchildren Sarah, Andy, Brian, Emma, Erik and Noah, a brother Vincent (Evie) Christensen of Naples, Fla., and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.

Memorials to Crossroads Church or Lasata Care Center would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.