Edward J. Christ

Edward John Christ age 79 of Granite City, IL born November 10, 1932 in Granite City passed away Tuesday March 6, 2012 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, IL. 

Edward was retired after 43 years as a pipefitter for Granite City Steel, was still an active instructor for SWIC-ITC Granite City Campus for over the last 30 years and was just awarded the Adjunct Teacher of the Year for 2012.  He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville, was a former member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Granite City, IL, he was an army veteran, and a rock and coin collector. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Edward W. and Alberta M. nee Black Christ, and a brother William F. Christ. 

He is survived by his wife Lorene Ruth nee Heaton Christ whom he married October 16, 1959, a son Edward John (Becky) Christ Jr. of Granite City, IL, a daughter Shari Sue (Kevin) Corbin of Richlands, NC, four grandchildren Timothy Edward (Brittany) Christ of Granite City, Kari Christ (David) Lasater of Jacksonville, NC, Kourtney Nicole McCracken of Richlands, NC, Kody Richard Corbin of Wilson NC, and a sister Joann (Russell) Hartman of Kankakee, IL. 

Visitation will be Thursday March 8, 2012 from 4pm to 7pm at Barry Wilson Funeral Home 2800 North Center Street Maryville, IL.  

Funeral service will be Thursday March 8, 2012 at 7pm at the funeral home with Rev. Michael Walther officiating.  Private burial will be held on Friday. 

Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 1300 Beltline Road Collinsville, IL  62234

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