Christensen, Merritt Eudell, age 71 of Kingston, Tennessee, formerly of Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Minot, North Dakota, passed away Monday afternoon, July 3, 2000 at Park West Hospital, in Knoxville ,Tennessee. Merritt was retired from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, with 33 years of service, as a Professor of Journalism. He was also a reporter, with the Minot Daily news, but teaching was his life. Merritt was preceded in death by his daughter, Caroline Christensen. Survivors: wife of 42 years, Grethe Mortensen Christensen; daughters and son-in-law, Dr. Lise Christensen and Dr. Jesse Doers of Knoxville, Susanne Christensen of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Cynthia Christensen of Spokane, Washington; grandchildren, Matthew Doers, Paul Christensen and Anastasia Christensen; sisters, Jean Braa of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Caroline (Kelly) Thogerson of Azusa, California; brother, Herb Christensen of Redmond, Washington; several nieces and nephews; A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ft. Sanders Park West Hospital, Chaplain’s Fund, 9352 Park West Blvd., Knoxville, TN. 37923. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike in Farragut,Tennessee is serving the Christensen family.