Karl Erick Christiansen, 61, of Dannebrog, died Monday, November 2, 2020, following his long-time struggle with heart issues.
Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family.
Karl was born March 24, 1959, in Boise, Idaho, to Dale and June (Steele) Christiansen.
He is survived by father, Dale Christiansen and wife Laurel of Dannebrog; his brother, Hans (Sandra) Christiansen of Dannebrog; and his sister Snow (Dave) Willis of Buda, Texas.
Karl attended high schools in Portland, Oregon, and graduated from high school in Meridian, Idaho.
Upon graduation, he enlisted in the Navy and served on the USS Saratoga. While in the Navy, he studied for a career in locksmithing. He was employed as a locksmith in Boise, Idaho and then later in Seattle, Washington. There he made many friends and was a friend to many near the Pike Street Market. He never married.
His favorite times growing up were going salmon fishing, mountain climbing, and snow skiing in Oregon and Idaho. When he was eleven years old, he climbed Mount Whitney with his father, brother, and sister using the Climber’s Route.
There will be no services or gatherings at this time.
Memorials may be made to Dannebrog’s EMT Service through Archer Credit Union.