William "Bill" Dean Chriestenson died Oct. 28, 2016, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 72.
He was born in Iola, Kan., on Dec. 16, 1943, to Elmer and Mary (Osborn) Chriestenson. He grew up in Grand Junction and attended Central High School before joining the service. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Mr. Chriestenson was a longtime resident of Rock Springs, Wyo., before moving to Delta County 20 years ago.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Cherry Coldiron Chriestenson; three children, Tori, Bill and Adam Chriestenson; one brother, Bob Chriestenson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Elroy and Raymond Chriestenson; and two sisters, Christina Snavely and Leona Eddie.
At his request, no services are planned.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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