Dick E. Christ
April 14, 1927 – October 12, 2019
Dick E. Christ, 92 of Huntington, passed away Saturday morning October 12, 2019 at Heritage Pointe of Huntington. Dick served in the U.S. Navy in 1946. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church for 68 years and was a member of their Men’s Club. He had worked for Indiana Bell Telephone Company for 31 ½ years, retiring in 1983. Dick was a member of the Isaac Walton League for many years. He lived in Huntington his entire life. He and Roseanne had wonderful lake homes at Round Lake and Lake Lelanau, Michigan. He loved lake life, fishing, hunting spring mushrooms, and cutting wood. He loved having his grandchildren stay at Round Lake. Dick enjoyed traveling with his wife Roseanne to Colorado, California, Arizona, Florida and Niagra Falls. He was a generous and loving family man.
Dick was born on April 14, 1927 in Huntington, the son of E. Carl and Velma (Dyson) Christ.
He was united in marriage to L. Roseanne Pohler on April 5, 1947. She preceded him in death on August 7, 2017. They were married 70 years.
Survivors include a son: Scott Christ of Huntington; a daughter: Sue Ann Eltzroth of Huntington; 5 grandchildren: Ginger Christ of Texas, Scott Christ Jr. of Warsaw, Olivia Marley of Pierston, IN, Susan (John) Balagller of Leesburg, VA, and Deborah (Jesus) Luevanos of El Paso, TX and 9 great grandchildren: Jon Thomas, Olivia Eagleson, Jaden Luevanos, Ethan Luevanos, JoJo Marley, Alex Marley, Summer Pumphrey, Autumn Pumphrey and Raven Pumphrey.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson: Michael Eltzroth and nine brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am at the St. Peter Lutheran Church, 648 N. LaFontaine Street, Huntington, Indiana.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 10:30 am following visitation at the St. Peter Lutheran Church with Pastor Tim Lorenz officiating.
Interment will be at the Lancaster Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made out to St. Peter Lutheran Church in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.
- Scott Christ, Son
- Sue Eltzroth, Daughter
- E. Carl Christ (deceased), Father
- Velma Christ (deceased), Mother
- L. Roseanne Christ (deceased), Wife
- Michael Eltzroth (deceased), Grandson
He was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.
Five grandchildren: Ginger Christ, Scott Christ, Jr., Olivia Marley, Susan Balagller, Deborah Luevanos and nine great grandchildren: Jon Thomas, Olivia Eagleson, Jaden Luevanos, Ethan Luevanos, JoJo Marley, Alex Marley, Summer Pumphrey, Autumn Pumphrey and Raven Pumphrey.
- Visitation Tuesday, October 22, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Dick E. Christ
October 15, 2019
Thank you for the opportunity to care for Mr. Christ last summer in his home. He so enjoyed sitting on his front porch and sharing stories of his boyhood days. Whenever I watch "Andy Griffith " I will always think fondly of him. Thank you again for your kindness and for allowing me to be a small part of your family that summer. I will treasure his smile.
October 15, 2019
Sue Ann and family, our sympathy is with you in your time of grieving. May all the good memories bring you comfort at this time and the days ahead.
Bill and Dixie Finley