Robert D. “Bob” Christian, age 90, of Mendon, passed away on Saturday,
February 6, 2021, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
He was born on July 11, 1930, in Portland, Indiana, the son of the late
Floyd E. & Elsie E. (Thees) Christian.
On May 15, 1949, he married Belva Jean (Harner) Christian, and she
preceded him in death February 21, 2006.
Surviving are his children: Beverly Piper (Mike Hays) of Union City, Tenn.,
Barbara (Bill) Hamilton of Mendon, and Randy (Tricia) Christian of Celina;
4 grandchildren: Anessa (Rob) Abromavich, Tiffany (Channon) Fishbaugh,
Travis (Misty) Piper, and Micah Christian; 5 step grandchildren: Corey
Kremer, Steve (Rachel) Kremer, Rex (Terri) Piper, and Rodney & Randy
Piper; 6 great grandchildren: Haylee (Corbin) Hellwarth, Hayden (Sydney)
Abromavich, Emma Gause, Ethan Tuttle, and Dergan & Teigan Piper; 7 step
great grandchildren: Lyric (Kyle) Boeckman, Monique Thomas, Cole Link,
Isabelle Kremer, and Kasyn, Kaleb, and Keaton Fishbaugh; a great-great
grandchild on the way; a step great-great grandchild, Jace Boeckman;
and sisters-in-law: Dorothy Christian and Esther Snyder.
Preceding him in death was a grandson, Tyler Christian; brother & sister:
Bill Christian and Juanita Poor; son-in-law, Delbert Piper; step grandson,
Rob Piper; step great grandson, Tré Bilger; and brothers & sisters-in-law:
Mildred (Ed) Swander, Lucille (Ed) McGee, Mabel (George) Stover, Ruby
(Charles) Price, and Dean Snyder.
A 1948 graduate of Mendon-Union High School, Bob and his wife, Belva
were life-long farmers. Bob and his father, Floyd owned and operated
Christian Trucking - hauling hay, straw, and fertilizer.
Bob loved the outdoors - cutting wood, gardening, collecting arrowheads
on the farm, snowmobiling, motorcycling, and riding his ATV and golf cart.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman, having made many hunting trips.
Bob also really enjoyed baking pies, and sharing them with others.
He served as a Union Township Trustee for many years, was active
with the Mendon-Union Recreation Association (MURA), and had
served as President of a local Square Dance Group. Bob was a
member of The Lord’s Abounding Grace Church in Celina.
Funeral Services will be held at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home
in CELINA, at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 11, with his son, Pastor Randy
Christian, officiating. Burial will follow at Mendon Cemetery.
Calling Hours are 2 - 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 10 at the Funeral Home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of the Donor’s Choice.
Condolences can be expressed to Bob's family at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com
She was born May 27, 1931 in Van Wert, Ohio, the youngest daughter of Andrew Jackson and Laura (Kreischer) Bolenbaugh.
She married George Whitehead on January 27, 1973 and he preceded her in death on May 3, 1981.
Survivors include her children, Pat (Ellie) Baker, Berne, Indiana, Pam Baker, Celina and Jeff Baker, Rockford; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Baker, Rockford; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 5 great great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Steve Baker; a great-grandson, Kyle Borger; step-grandson, Richard Smith; a stepdaughter, Susie Hardin; four sisters, Margaret, Ethel, Anita and Arlene; and six brothers, Deloyd, John, Roy, Alan, Bill and Don.
Pearl graduated from Ohio City Liberty High School in 1949. She retired from Huffy Bicycle Company after 20 plus years of service.
Following Pearl’s wishes, there will be no services.
Memorial contributions can be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
Cisco Funeral Homes of Celina & St. Marys are honored to care for Pearl and her family.
To pay respects and to leave online condolences or memories, visit www.ciscofuneralhome.com or Cisco Funeral Home Facebook page.
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