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Von Orson Christiansen

November 1, 1934 ~ August 8, 2021 (age 86)


Von Christiansen
Clifton, Virginia

Von Orson Christiansen, 86, passed away August 8, 2021 in Sterling, VA. He was born November 2, 1934 in Mayfield, UT to Lloyd and Audrey Christiansen. He married Karen Olson on September 12, 1961 in Seattle, WA. She preceded him in death on May 4, 2015.

Von was a commander in the U.S. Navy and served overseas in the Vietnam War. Upon retiring from the Navy, Von continued to work as a civil engineer for TRW, now Northrop Grumman. 

Von loved music, and opera especially was very dear to his heart.  Von was also an avid reader, a regular golfer and he loved hunting. 

Von is survived by his daughter: Kirsten Shehee; grandchildren: Jimmy and Melinda; brother and sister: Clair John Christiansen and Paula Christiansen Riddle. 

Also preceded in death by his parents; and son Eric James Christiansen.

Cremation services have been held. Memorial graveside services will take place on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM in the Manti City Cemetery with military rites by the Manti American Legion Post #31 and the Navy Honor Guard. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

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Memorial Service
October 23, 2021

1:00 PM
Manti City Cemetery
700 North Main
Manti, Utah 84526


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