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Christine Strain

Christine Louise Strain

Friday, November 20th, 1970 - Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
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Obituary

Christine Louise Strain, 49, of Stevensville, went to meet her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at her home.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the First Church of God, 2627 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, with Rev. William Shepard officiating. Friends may visit with the Family from 6:00 -8:00 P.M. Friday, November 20, also at the Church. Masks & Social Distancing will be required for both visitation & services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Lukas Strain Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o The Lakeshore Excellence Foundation https://www.lefonline.org/donate/ . Those wishing to sign Christine’s Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com. To view Christine’s service live beginning 11:00 A.M. Saturday, please go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHBQKdULWGNZwdvwcaeJ3Pw?view_as=subscriber.

Christine was born November 20, 1970 in South Haven, to Charles & Joyce (Kollak) Timm. She graduated from L.C. Mohr High School in South Haven, Class of 1988, and from the University of Michigan in 1993 with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. On January 10, 1997 she married Jeffery B. Strain in Maui. Christine was employed for the last twenty-eight years at Whirlpool Corporation, currently as a Structural Engineer. She was a member of the First Church of God, St. Joseph, where she was active in the Children’s Ministries, and a member of the Society of Women Engineers. In her free time, Christine enjoyed sailing with her family.

Christine is survived by her husband Jeff; her son Nathan of Stevensville; her mother Joyce Timm of Portage, MI, her mother-in-law Wilma Strain of Coloma, her sister Susan (Rick) Zuiderveen of Mattawan, MI, and a large extended family. She was preceded in death by her son Lukas on October 8, 2020, her father Charles Timm, and her father-in-law Loyd Strain.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 20th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 20th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    First Church of God - St. Joseph
    Address
    2627 Niles Ave.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, November 21st, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, November 21st, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    First Church of God - St. Joseph
    Address
    2627 Niles Ave.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Masks & Social Distancing will be required for attendance at both the visitation & service. Memorial donations in Christine's name may be made to The Lukas Strain Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o The Lakeshore Excellence Foundation https://www.lefonline.org/donate/ .

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Jeff, Brian, Craig & Larry Retherford

Posted at 08:38pm
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Bhaskar Chhibber

Posted at 08:45am
Christine was a wonderful and kind person. I worked in the same team as hers many years before. She was extremely helpful at the time I was moving back to India. Me and my wife will always remember her for her kindness. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time of grief.
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Brian Peschke

Posted at 08:28pm
Condolences, love, and prayers from the Peschke's.
Christine's work personality included love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, & self-control. Christine's work attire included compassion, kindness, & humility.
I remember department meetings that would conclude with round-table discussions that began with and ended with Christine. Christine once brought a platter of cookies to the break room on a November nineteenth with a note saying "Celebrating being young." Christine helped resolve a crisis for me on that October 8th; her concluding words were the same as on other occasions: "No worries. All is well."
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Ben and MindyHolleman

Posted at 09:26am
Christine was a treasure of a person. Christine spent hours at church, leading kids in song, leading new families around the labyrinth of a big church, teaching groups and organizing VBS. She was calm in the craziness, loving in every moment , and peaceful when there may be hostility or nervousness.
She would bring a nervous and scared young child into a church classroom and say "Oh you have the best teachers in here today, you are going to have so much fun". She was at her very best when talking to children. Our sons were so blessed to know and be influenced by her, Christine first taught them the Bible. Then taught our sons to lead children's groups. Our family has been touched by Christine's kindness and her love for God. She will truly be missed and remembered.
We celebrated the birth of "baby Lukas", we mourn the death of him too.
Nathan and Jeff, we pray for you and lift you up to God.
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Alexandre Marangoni

Posted at 08:56am
I am still shocked and very sad for Lukas and Christine.
It has been an honor to work with her over the years. She was a very talented engineer and a very good person. She was always happy and offering help. I'm really going to miss working with her my whole life.

I will remember her laughter in our last meeting, when I told her that my children turned wet the whole living room while I worked ...
Please accept our condolences. You are in our daily prayers.

Alexandre Marangoni and family
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