Eight Bells: Mark Christensen

Published on December 17th, 2019

Mark “Doctor” Christensen, 59, of Mound, MN passed away December 14, 2019. He was a highly competitive and skilled competitor in scows and iceboats and part of a group of Minnesota DNers whose passion had helped to bring new people to the sport.

Known as a guy who was soft-spoken and humble, yet free with information and as competitive as it gets once on the race course, his nickname “The Doctor” was due to his skills and profession as a safe-cracker and technician.

Mark was a key member of ice scouts who were responsible for getting sailors from all over North America, Europe, and Russia to join together in Minnesota for the first fun regatta of the season. He was a top ranked DN racer and relished battling on the ice against his close friends, be it scrub racing or continental regattas.

Mark is survived by parents Norma J. (Alan) Greene, Ronald L. (Caroline); loving companion Lisa Lee; siblings Gary (Kizzy) & Kathy (Jeff) Traxler; Nieces and nephews Jesse (Erin), Katy (Brian), Abbigail, Matthew, Erin, Samuel, Megan and Mary and great nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial on December 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 630 E. Wayzata Blvd, Wayzata, MN with visitation 1 hour prior to mass at church.

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