Funeral Services for Eugene A. W. Christ, 71, Lakota, were held January 18, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lakota with Pastor Marino Melstad officiating. Interment was in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Lakota.
Eugene August Wayne Christ was born August 28, 1931, to Fred and Maria (Baumann) Christ at Lakota, Iowa. He received his education at the Lakota school, graduating in 1949. Eugene was confirmed in 1946 in the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Lakota.
He served his country during the Korean War Two years.
He was united in marriage to Immanuel Lutheran Church, May 19, 1956. This union was blessed with four children. After his marriage he farmed the family farm west of Lakota, and retired, moving into Lakota in 1998.
Eugene was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Lakota. He served on the Cemetery Board, Men's Brotherhood, and was a member of the Lakota Community Club.
His special joy was his family and his grandchildren. He also enjoyed the bus trips sponsored by the bank.
Eugene passed away Tuesday, January 15, at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN.
He leaves to mourn, his wife Kathryn; sons Steven and his wife Becky of Storm Lake; David and his wife Donna of Lakota; Daniel of Lakota and his fiancee Angela Lee of Zumbrota, MN; daughter Carol Roberts and her husband Carl of Belmond; six grandchildren: Kyle and Kayla Christ, Teresa and Anthony Christ, and Joe and Jane Roberts; sisters Margaret Ryan of El Reno, OK; Elenora Rippentrop of Lakota; many nieces, nephews, good neighbors, sisters-in-law and their husbands, and friends.