Clyde Henry Christiansen, 96, of Nashua passed away on November 21, 2015, at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Montana.
He was born on August 4, 1919 in Sidney, to Chris and Jennie (Hendricksen) Christiansen. He was raised in the Brorson community and attended the Brorson School. He graduated from Sidney High School in 1937. After working on farms in the area, he joined the CCC’s; he was inducted into the army in 1942. During World War II, he was attached to an Army Engineer Battalion and participated in the invasion of Normandy. He served in England, France and Germany and was honorably discharged in 1945. Following his discharge, he worked at the Russell-Miller Milling Co. Flour Mill as warehouse foreman and later as a truck driver.
He married Anna Brown in Sidney on September 16, 1947. In 1956 he enrolled at Moler Barber College in Spokane, WA, graduating in the spring of 1957. He barbered in Sidney and Scobey for the summer and in November he moved his family to Lewistown. He worked in the Mecca Barber & Beauty Shop until moving to Nashua in August 1961 where he had bought the Nashua Barber Shop. He also cut hair at Valley View Home for several years. He retired in 2008. They moved to Nemont Manor in Glasgow in 2010, and later to Prairie Ridge and finally Valley View Home.
He was an avid reader and enjoyed telling stories and drawing pictures for his children and grandchildren. He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and served as head usher for over 20 years. He was also a member of the Nashua Senior Citizens and the American Legion. He and Anna square danced for over 30 years and attended several state conventions.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Anna; three brothers, Alton, Raymond, and Harry; one sister, Myrtle Sorensen; one grand-daughter, Penny Yeoman; son-in-law, Vernon Leivestad; and two great-grandchildren, Hank Tessier and Archer Tvedt.
He is survived by four daughters; Carol (Steve) Schumacher of Malta, Connie (Bert) Keough of Glasgow, Darlene (Steve) Newstrom of Billings, and Linda (Roger) Tvedt of Wibaux; 6 grandchildren, Erik (Megan) Schumacher of Boise, Idaho, Joel (Tara) Schumacher of Belgrade, Michael (Melissa) Tvedt of Wibaux, Larissa (Zachary) Tessier of Belfield, ND, Kristen (Daniel) Gilfeather of Billings, and Daniel Yeoman of Billings.; 8 great-granchildren; Trevin Yeoman, Gus Tvedt, Delaney Tvedt, Jack Tvedt, Hadley Tessier, Hayden Tessier, Tori Schumacher, and Oliver Gilfeather; and one brother Thomas (Rose) Christiansen of Kalispell, and several nieces and nephews.