OBITUARY: Decorated World War II Veteran Otis Marion Christensen Passes Away at 98 March 14
By Space Coast Daily // March 22, 2023
was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943 during World War II and served in the 3rd Infantry
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Otis Marion Christensen, 98, of Titusville Florida, passed away peacefully at his home on March 14, 2023.
Otis Christensen is preceded in death by his wife, Ouida Christensen. Otis married Ouida in 1947 and shared 53 wonderful years together before Ouida’s death in 2002.
Otis is survived by his three children: Victor Christensen (Anna), Carol Valdes (Frank), and Chris Christensen (Carol Anne). He is also is survived by four grandchildren: Annika, Lucy, Lily, and Andie; six great-grandchildren: Mason, Camellia, Blaze, Alabaster, Asher, and Isaiah.
At the age of 18, Otis was drafted into the United States Army in 1943 during World War II and served in the 3rd Infantry. He received numerous medals for his service, including two purple hearts.
When Otis returned from the war in 1946, he decided to start a nursery business. With his passion and admiration for plants and flowers, he ran a successful garden center and nursery for 30 years.
He continued to grow plants and flowers and enjoyed working in his backyard for as long as he lived.
Otis was a beloved Dad and Papa.
He was a kind and thoughtful soul who will be missed and remembered for the many lives that he touched.