Dean Christian Obituary

Dean  Christian
Dean Christian
Dean Christian

November 4, 1942 - August 21, 2004
Born in La Porte City, IA
Resided in Woodward, IA
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Dean Christian, 61, died Saturday, August 21, 2004 at Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at the Woodward United Methodist Church.

Dean was born November 4, 1942 in La Porte City, to Francis H. and Brunetta Christian. He married Kay Barnts of Alburnett on September 5, 1965.

Dean has raised purebred Duroc and Finnish Edge hogs for 39 years. Dean was employed by Oscar Mayer, Genetics Unlimited and later his own company, Christian Genetic Services.

Dean is survived by his wife, Kay; daughter, Casie (Cassel) Skinner of Greencastle, IN; son, Lance (Gloria) Christian of Lincoln, NE; four grandchildren, Jordann, Marlena, Morgann and Dylan; brothers, Allen (Shirley) Christian of Ames and Duane (Dixie) Christian of Dysart; sister, Marcena (Don) Ver Ploeg of Rochester, NY; mother, Brunetta of LaPorte City; sister-in-law, Nelda Christian of Ames; brother-in-law, John (Penny) Barnts of Alburnett; nine nieces; and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Francis and brother, Lauren.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Woodward United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions can be made to the ISU Livestock Judging Team.

Arrangements by Brandt Chapel-Woodward.




Woodward First United Methodist Church
108 West 5th Street; P.O. Box 326
Woodward, IA US 50276-0326
Monday, August 23, 2004
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Woodward First United Methodist Church
Woodward, IA
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
2:00 PM