Paul LaVern Christianson, 56, Fargo, ND passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Sanford Health in Fargo with his wife and children by his side. He was born on September 29, 1961 in Fargo to LaVern and Marian (Marx) Christianson. He grew up in Fargo and attended Fargo South High School. On February 22, 1981 Paul enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was assigned to the Red Horse Unit, stationed at RAF Weathersfield, England. On July 16, 1986, he was Honorably Discharged from service and began a career as a heavy equipment operator. On September 11, 1982 Paul was united in marriage to Deborah Larimore in Braintree, England. In March 1983, they welcomed daughter, Lisa, at RAF Lakenheath, England. In October 1988, their son, Jon, joined the family in Austin, TX. The couple lived in many places over the next 20 years as Deb was stationed at various bases throughout the U.S. In December 2008, Deb and Paul returned to Fargo following the August 2008 birth of their first grandchild, Levi. Granddaughter, Aubrey, followed in June 2010. Paul’s grandkids were the apple of his eye. He loved spending any time he could with them and enjoyed spoiling them (Taco Bell, candy, quarters, staying up until midnight). He worked at General Equipment & Supplies in Fargo for 7 years until September 2017 when he was forced to retire for medical reasons. Paul loved largemouth bass fishing and pheasant hunting. He also enjoyed watching sports, specifically cheering on Bison football and Fighting Sioux hockey, as well as the Vikings and Twins. Paul was a devoted family man who will be greatly missed by his wife of 35 years, Deb; daughter, Lisa (Paul) Kunze; son, Jon (no spouse) Christianson; grandchildren, Levi and Aubrey Kunze; mother, Marian Christianson; siblings, Lori (John) Miller, Anne (Kevin) Gustafson, and Greg (Sandy) Christianson; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, LaVern. There will be a funeral service at 2:00 PM Monday, June 18, 2018 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo, with a visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to a charity of the donor’s choice. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Sanford Palliative Care Unit for their compassionate care, and Drs. Johnson and Lalich along with their staffs.

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  1. Rest in Peace Paul! Fond memories of our neighborhood and how he love to torment Anne Michelle and I.Not to mention his nicknames for us! All of the family is in my thoughts and prayers!

  2. Sorry for your loss Lisa. I got to kniw your dad when he worked @ General Equipment. He would come ti Mcneilus Steel just about every day to pickup steel. Enjoyed his conversations. He will be missed.

  3. Deb, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear husband. My prayers and condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

  4. Our sincere sympathy to the family of Paul Christianson. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Paul you were always a one in a million. My Dad, Lou Daby, loved your conversations. 16 1/2 St was the best neighnorhood…..we had a lot of fun! Rest In Peace Paul.

  6. Deepest Sympathy to All of us who have lost a Son, Brother,Husband,Father,Grandfather and Friend Paul will be missed I only wish I could be there to say “Til We Meet Again” God Bless you all.

  7. Paul was a great friend and neighbor growing up. He will be missed.
    All of the family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Deb and Family:

    Wishing you all the best at this difficult time. Paul was a robust guy, who lived life to its fullest. We went water-skiing and fishing often. He knew how to enjoy life. We will miss him. Randy Marx

  9. Paul was an amazing person and a great cousin to me as a kid. He taught me to waterski and shoot a gun… and however bad I was at it, I remember him smiling though it all. Miss you very much and love always!

  10. Lisa and family I’m so sorry Paul is gone but happy that he had his family with him till the end. It was a honor to take care of him.
    You’re all in my thoughts and prayers

    Cheryl Brant
    Palliative Care RN

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