Redlin Funeral Home

Richard Christian , Age 74


November 23, 1944 --September 19, 2019

 

Richard “Dick” Christian, age 74, of Baraboo passed away on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 at home with family by his side. Richard, son of Oliver and Ione (Creasey) Christian was born Nov. 23, 1944. On Nov. 21, 1966 he enlisted in the US Army and proudly served as a mechanic until his honorable discharge on Nov. 1, 1969. Upon his return from Germany he worked for his cousin, Ray Christian at his auto shop. He then owned and operated Union 76 in Baraboo until he founded Dick’s Car Care in the same location which is now known as Broadway Auto Care. He was a member of Baraboo Elk’s Lodge #688 for 45 years, the OWLS for many years as well as a member of the Baraboo Knights of Columbus. Dick had a passion for working on cars, especially his Model A. In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, playing double deck euchre and cribbage.

Survivors include his soulmate of 30 years, Mary Greenwood; children, Susan (Brian) Giese, Matthew (Kathy) Christian and David (Jennifer) Christian; step-children, Todd (Judy) Greenwood, George (Shelley) Greenwood, Kim Alwin, David (Melissa) Greenwood; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Glen Christian, Henry Christian, Barbara Pletzer, Marvin Christian, Vera Gerl as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Isaiah; siblings, Lewis Christian, Helen Olsen, Victor Christian, Corneilia Lowe, Jack Christian, Bonnie Medina, Herbert Christian and Gene Christian.

A memorial mass will be held on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home as well as from 12, noon until the time of mass at the church on Sunday. Military Honors will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

 



Condolences

V Jane Triggs September 22, 2019

Cousin of Mary Cottage Grove , Wisconsin

Mary so sorry time does help. Sally and I will see you on Sunday at church.

George and Sheila Cook October 03, 2019

friends of family Baraboo , Wisconsin

So sorry for your loss. We will miss his big smile.