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“Irene and family, Peggy and I are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Dad was saddened greatly...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Ted Loehrke - Theresa, WI

“Barb and Family sorry for your loss , know this today he is in paradise with the Father! Jim Engstrand and Kids. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Jim Engstrand - Milwaukee, WI

“Sincere condolences to you all.Extending eternal thanks to Chief Master Sergeant Christian for his generous service to our nation in keeping the rest...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Angel H - Up North, WI - Friend

“Dear Barb and family. I am so sorry for your loss. It's not easy losing someone whether it is expected or not. Time is a great healer. Take...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Melody Hudson - Rochester, MN

“We always looked forward to seeing Harold. He always had a great smile, laugh and story to share. We wish your family healing and peace. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Jo Mclagan - Rochester, MN

“He always had a smile on his face and a child nearby. Sorry for your loss. Hugs to all. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Jan Hanf - Rochester, MN - friend

“Prayers to the Christian family. Harold was a good family man with a good heart. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Tim Eilbes - Beaver Dam, WI

“At American Girl, we believe character is everything.For over 30 years, weve been a trusted partner for parents who want to raise their girls with...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Douglas Kruger - ROCHESTER, MN

“https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuEyMyR-7s0 ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Douglas Kruger - ROCHESTER, MN

“So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed working with Harold at Wal Mart for many years. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Marge Mullikin - Sun Prairie, WI

“Irene and family, I am so sorry to hear of Harold's passing. I worked with him for several years at Truax Field in Personnel. I always enjoyed...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Phyllis Stewart - Nixa, MO


Harold J. Christian, age 88, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at New Perspective Senior Living in Sun Prairie. He was born on December 9, 1930 to Reinhold and Ella (Dobberpuhl) Christian in the township of Theresa, WI. He was baptized on December 21, 1930 and confirmed on June 11, 1944 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Teresa, WI. Harold graduated from Mayville High School in 1948 and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1951 where he served during the Korean War. Following active duty, Harold joined the Air National Guard. He met Irene Kluge at a dance and on May 16, 1953 they were wed at St. John's Lutheran Church, Town of Trenton. They built their first and only home in 1956 in Sun Prairie. In 1990, after 40 years of service, Harold retired as Chief Master Sargent and was a member of the American Legion Post #333. He served on the Peace Lutheran Church council, sang bass in the church choir and taught Sunday School for many years. Post retirement, he worked part-time at Vendura Industries, American Girl Company and Walmart where he was a greeter for 16 years. Harold enjoyed gardening, travel, speaking German and most of all spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Irene; four children, Brian (Judy) Christian of Verona, Barbara Kruger of Pine Island, MN, James (Anne) Christian of Wauwatosa, Julie (Keith) Hanson of Stoughton; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law Marilyn Christian; a brother-in-law Robert Wendlandt.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father Edward Zimmerman, his brother Arnold Christian; 3 sisters, Norma (Reinhold) Grulke, Clara (Ronald) Bowe, Arlene (Lester) Zimmel, step-sister Irene (Walter) Koepsell, sister-in-law, Geraldine Wendlandt and a son-in-law Rick Kruger.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1007 Stonehaven Dr. in Sun Prairie with Pastor Luke Werre presiding. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be held at Sun Prairie Memory Gardens. Memorials may be directed to Peace Lutheran Church and School.
The family of Harold and Irene Christian wish to thank you for your prayers, kindness and support shown over the past several months.
Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral & Cremation Sun Prairie, WI 608-837-5400 www.newcomerfh.com