David A. Christian

May 31, 1952February 8, 2021
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David A. Christian, 68, of Wichita, KS passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021, in Wichita. David was born the son of Loyal and Vera Christian on May 31, 1952, in Wichita, KS. David and Ila Christian were united in marriage on March 2, 1974, in Wichita. David and Ila owns and operates Stylecraft Auto Upholstery in Wichita. David was very active in sports his entire life including playing and officiating softball, football and baseball. He enjoyed playing golf, poker with friends, collecting sports autographs, woodworking and classic cars. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter; Shannon Christian. Survivors include his wife; Ila Christian, children; Jon (Diana) Christian, Alisha (Jeff) Hudson, siblings; Dale (Denise) Christian, Diane Ratliff, grandchildren; Katherine Hudson, Hannah and Anthony Joynt and extended family. Celebration of life will be 1:00 p.m., on Monday, February, 15, 2021, at Hillside Funeral Home, 2929 W. 13th St. N., Wichita. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The Arc of Sedgwick County, 2919 W. 2nd St. N., Wichita, KS or American Diabetes Association, 608 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67203.


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Cheryl Allen

February 14, 2021

I am so sorry for your families loss. He was a great guy and he will be missed. He was a big Shocker fan too. Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Ruth Feather

February 13, 2021

Ila will really miss Dave he was such a great guy I got to know him thru fantasy football and the 2 of you were regulars at the Egg Crate Enjoyed talking to him about Softball because of our granddaughters You are in my prayers

Charlene Riley

February 12, 2021

Ila, I am so glad David and I had our long phone conversation about a month ago. I will miss talking to him and telling him which side of the family different items belonged to. He was so good coming to see me when I was in the hospital using his lunch hour to come.
Getting together to go out to eat when in town. David was my first cousin and I remember when he was born. I will miss him. Will see you Monday if the weather permits

Pam Chamberlin

February 12, 2021

Dave was such a great guy....seeing him at softball games or car shows, he would always stop and talk....the last time I saw him I actually bummed a ride home with him from Ark City!!! He will definitely be missed - RIP and Blessings to all of you....

Mary Viel

February 12, 2021

Ila, I have so many good memories of David, from him coming to stay at our farm every summer when we were kids, to all of our breakfasts together in recent years. He was certainly one of my favorite boy cousins. I'm so glad we continued to stay in touch and became more than just cousins, but also good friends. Brian and I extend our deepest condolences and prayers to you and the rest of the family. Weather permitting, I'll see you on Monday. Much love and many prayers.

Karen Farris

February 11, 2021

Ila, I am so sorry. I am just so shocked and saddened by Dave’s passing. I will keep you and your kids and your grandkids all in my prayers. May he Rest In Peace.

Sue Rector

February 11, 2021

So sorry to hear about David. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tamra Westerman

February 11, 2021

Dearest Ila and Family, I'm So Sorry to hear about David's passing. I remember so many good times when we all bowled together at West Acres. Please let me know if I can do Anything, my phone number is 316-239-8671. I will Miss David, asI know You and Your Family will as well!! I will keep All of You close in My thoughts and Prayers! Love and God Bless.... Tammy Westerman

Rusty Parylak

February 11, 2021

Christian Family, We are so sorry for your loss. I (Rusty) have known Dave since the seventies. Camping and good Family gatherings . Our son Chris has shared Dave's life at Stylecraft for 20 years or better. He will be missed everyday. Rusty & Holly Parylak

Clint Carter

February 11, 2021

Dave will be missed greatly. He pitched for the first team I ever played for and I played short stop. That was over twenty six years ago.
He would get so mad at me when I threw the ball ten feet over our first basemens glove and over the fence.
He would say "their only halfway there and no one cares how hard you can throw". 😭🤣😂 That softball was a lot different to throw than a baseball.
I hope he's pitching and slapping that ball around up in heaven.