The Runge Mortuary & Crematory

838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA


Terry R. Christian

December 18, 1944January 3, 2020

Terry R. Christian, 75, of Davenport, formerly of Muscatine, passed away on January 3, 2020, at Genesis East after a long battle with COPD.

A visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 8, and a funeral service will be held at noon on Thursday, January 9, both at Runge Mortuary. Pastor Katy Warren of St. Paul Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Cemetery.

Terry was born on December 18, 1944 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was the son of Gerald “Chris” and Naida Christian of Muscatine and Ardis Floyd of Cedar Rapids. He was united in marriage to Mary Miller on October 5, 1979 and they were happily married for 40 years.

He worked for French & Hecht/Titan Wheel for over 30 years. Following retirement, he worked part-time at Menards. He was an avid Hawkeyes and Blackhawks fan. His love of hockey inspired five of his grandsons to play and he was their biggest fan. Those five grandsons, Ryan and Kyle Gillespie, and AJ, Logan, and Hayden Boeh will serve as pallbearers along with his son-in-law, Ron Gillespie.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Mary, his five children, LeAnn (Ron) Gillespie, Blue Grass, Cami (Tim) Smith, Bettendorf, Marcy Boeh, Bettendorf, Mike (Barb) Miller, Battle Creek, Iowa, and Todd (Leslie) Christian, Lindenhurst, IL. He had 17 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.


  • Gerald "Chris" Christian, Father (deceased)
  • Naida Christian, Mother (deceased)
  • Mary Christian, Wife
  • LeAnn (Ron) Gillespie, Daughter
  • Cami (Tim) Smith, Daughter
  • Marcy Boeh, Daughter
  • Mike (Barb) Miller, Son
  • Todd (Leslie) Christian, Son
  • Also left to cherish his memory are seventeen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

  • Ron Gillespie, Pallbearer
  • Ryan Gillespie, Pallbearer
  • Kyle Gillespie, Pallbearer
  • AJ Boeh, Pallbearer
  • Logan Boeh, Pallbearer
  • Hayden Boeh, Pallbearer

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 9, 2020


Terry R. Christian

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