John Christopher Obituary

John
John "Gil" Christopher

June 13, 1935 - October 5, 2021
Born in Kansas
Resided in Des Moines, iowa
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Obituary

John “Gil” Christopher, 86, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Services will be held 11:30 am October 16, 2021, at Calvary Baptist Church in Grinnell, Iowa. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at a later time.

Gil was born June 13, 1935, in Kansas to Emil and Esther (Engberg) Christopher. He married Cynthia Forrest on October 28, 1961.

Gil worked as an Ag Engineer for many years for Farmhand and other agricultural companies. He was an avid gardener; he grew just about every vegetable and all the fruits that he could. He was also a woodworker and created many items over the years. Gil and Cynthia were members at Calvary Baptist Church in Grinnell and were very active for decades. They later attended Blair Ridge Baptist Church in Cedar Rapids.

Gil is survived by his sons, John (Verna) Christopher of Des Moines, IA, Eric (Mary) Christopher, Thomas Christopher; daughter, Amy (Matthew) Waln; sister, Carolyn Lorentzen; 12 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Christopher and his parents.

Contributions may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Iles Grandview Park Chapel.

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Visitation
Calvary Baptist Church
1625 Penrose St.
Grinnell, IA US 50112
Saturday, October 16, 2021
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Memorial Service
Calvary Baptist Church
1625 Penrose St.
Grinnell, IA US 50112
Saturday, October 16, 2021
11:30 AM

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Calvary Baptist Church
1625 Penrose St.
Grinnell, Iowa 50112