Funeral plans announced for Mac Christensen, Mr. Mac retail founder

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UTAH (ABC4 News) – Funeral arrangements for Mac Christensen, the founder of the Mr. Mac clothing retailer, which created formal attire aimed towards missionaries has been announced.

A public viewing will be held from 6-8 pm, Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Russon Mortuary, 295 N. Main Street, Bountiful, Utah. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm, Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Bountiful Central Stake Center, 640 S. 750 E., Bountiful, Utah, with a private family viewing from 10:30 am – 11:30 am prior to services.  Interment, Bountiful City Cemetery.

You can read his full obituary here: https://www.russonmortuary.com/notices/Fred-Christensen

The Orrin G. Hatch Foundation released the following statement on the passing of Christensen:

The foundation released the following statement:

“Today, Elaine and I join thousands across the state in mourning the passing of a legendary Utahn, a beloved father, and a dear friend: Mac Christensen,” said Hatch. “Mac was a powerful force for good in this world, helping men of all ages look their best selves to be their best selves. He outfitted generations of missionaries and businessmen, many of whom to this day remember buying their first suit at Mr. Mac. A sharp dresser and an even sharper mind, Mac always used his talents to help, uplift, and inspire those around him—whether as CEO of one of the biggest clothing retailers in Utah or as the President of the Tabernacle Choir. I’m personally grateful for Mac’s example and the abundant love and kindness he showed me over so many years of friendship. May God bless Mac and the entire Christensen family.”

In addition, Governor Gary Herbert issued the following statement:

“Mac Christensen was a true gentleman and a successful entrepreneur.  He loved and cared about everyone and everyone loved him in return. Everyone was his friend.  He was a living legend here in Utah and beyond. He cared about how you looked on the outside – but more importantly he cared about how you looked on the inside.  He was known for his kindness, his service and his charitable giving. He was one of a kind and will be sorely missed.” 

Tabernacle Choir President, Ron Jarrett, issued the following statement about Christensen’s accomplishments with the choir:

“I was privileged to serve as an assistant to President Mac during three of his twelve years of untiring service from 2000 to 2012. He left an enduring legacy of excellence for The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra and Bells at Temple Square. During his tenure, the Choir received the prestigious National Medal of Arts, two Grammy nominations, and Music & the Spoken Word was inducted into the National Association Broadcasting Hall of Fame. His favorite song was ‘God Be with You Till We Meet Again’ because it meant that another broadcast, concert, or tour had come to a meaningful end. Those words have never rung truer than today as we mourn the loss of our dear friend and colleague. May these beautiful lyrics be our prayer of comfort for the Christensen family at this tender time.”

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