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Chris A. Iverson

May 7, 1971 — November 19, 2018

Chris Iverson, 47, Bismarck, died November 19, 2018 in Bismarck, ND. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, November 26, 2018 at Bismarck Event Center, 315 S 5th Street, Bismarck. Family will greet visitors from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Sunday, November 25, at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, with a prayer service at 7:00 pm.   Once in a lifetime you meet someone who changes your whole world, for me that was my husband. Chris Alan Iverson was born May 7, 1971, in Tacoma, Washington to Donna Jean (Kjos) and Clayton Jacob Iverson, the 4th of 5 children. He was raised in Tacoma and attended Franklin Pierce High School, where he excelled in FFA and football. He spent his free time with friends camping, hunting,s and fishing in the Puget sound. His love of the outdoors stayed with him throughout his life. Not long out of school Chris met his first love, his daughter Breyana Lynn, on September 29, 1992. He began working for Takasaki Construction on Fort Lewis Air Fort Base and continued there for almost 10 years. During this time, he met and married his lifetime love, Jennifer Darlene McKenzie. They were married September 13, 1997, in Tacoma, Washington. They resided in Tenino, Washington for 2 years where they welcomed their daughter, Emma Louise, on March 27, 1998 and mourned the loss of their son Christian Jacob on October 8, 1999.  In 2000, they moved to The Tri-Cities and Chris began work at Boise Cascade Paper Mill. On November 15, 2002 they completed their family by welcoming their son, Seth Elias Iverson. In the search to find better hunting grounds and a good place to raise a family, the Iverson family moved to Cathay, North Dakota in 2003.  Chris began work at Canadian Pacific Railroad as a conductor and joined the Cathay Volunteer Fire Department. Eventually, the family moved from the farmstead into Fessenden. Chris continued as a CP conductor for over 10 years and volunteered for 11 years as a fireman on the Cathay and Fessenden Fire Departments. In 2008, Chris and Jenny were introduced to the world of EMS. Chris quickly realized that this was the perfect job for him. It allowed him to take care of people, give to the community, and have work that pushed him both physically and intellectually. He excelled in EMS as a provider, an instructor, and a mentor. Everyone who worked with him and received care from him experienced his compassion and knowledgeable care. Chris was taken too soon from this life. He is sadly survived in this world by his wife of 21 years, Jenny, his daughters, Breyana, Portland, OR and Emma, his son, Seth, his mother, Donna, Tacoma, WA;  his sisters Melodee (Martin) Gaertner, Georgia; Mary Jamison (John) Olalla, WA , his brothers Jay Iverson and Curtis Iverson, Tacoma, WA, and a multitude of friends. Chris was preceded in death by his father, Clayton Iverson.
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Service Schedule

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Family Greeting Visitors

Sunday, November 25, 2018

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Parkway Funeral and Cremation Service

2330 Tyler Pkwy, Bismarck, ND 58503

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Memorial Service

Monday, November 26, 2018

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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