Scott Edwin Christenson, 62, of Moorhead, MN, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021, in his home in Moorhead.
Scott was born on November 18, 1958, to Merton and Helen (Paulson) Christenson in International Falls, MN. He grew up in Rainier, MN, and graduated from International Falls High School. He moved to Moorhead, MN, where he attended Moorhead Area Technical Institute and graduated with a degree in accounting. He began his career at Country Kitchen as an assistant manager, and shortly thereafter met Tena Port. It was the Country Kitchen, that he continued to work for a collective of 22 years that got switched to what is now known as Fryn’ Pan in 1981. Scott and Tena were united in marriage on September 27, 1980. He left the Fryn’ Pan as a general manager for an opportunity with the BNSF in 2004 where he worked as a conductor to the present day.
Scott was a Hockey connoisseur and particularly enjoyed watching the Minnesota Wild. He also enjoyed golf and was an avid hunter. He hunted with his friend, Ricky, for 32 years. He also loved to play board games with the family, the winning team always celebrated with their signature victory dance. He also enjoyed playing Pinochle and Cribbage. While playing card games, if he was losing his very competitive and the Christenson side would come out.
Scott was strong and adventurous, a good partner, and full of love. He became family or friend to almost everyone he met. He had a dry sense of humor that not all could read but once they knew him, it was a great sense of humor.
Scott is survived by his loving wife, Tena; daughters, Crissy (Jeff Salmonson) Dunaisky and Jess Christenson; grandchildren, Ethan and Evan Dunaisky; siblings, Wayne Christenson and Gayle (Jim) Troan; and many other loving relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Merton and Helen; sister, Mary Beth; and sister-in-law, Ginny.
Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M., followed by the memorial service at 2:00 P.M., on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN. A livestream of the service will be available on Scott’s webpage at www.wrightfuneral.com where a guestbook and video tribute may also be found.