Gary Lee Christians “Goose” age 81 years, 4 months, 18 days of Logan, Iowa passed away October 25, 2022, at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Gary was born on June 7, 1941, in Magnolia, Iowa to Frederick and Evelyn (Plath) Christians. He graduated from Magnolia School in 1960. Gary held a variety of jobs over the years including Harrison County Road Department, farm hand for John Benedickt and Jerry Straight, raised feeder pigs with his kids, Schemmer Limestone Quarry in Logan, Iowa, IBP in Council Bluffs, Tyson Foods in Denison, Dunlap Livestock Auction, and drove a school bus for Logan-Magnolia Community School District. Gary was united in marriage to Patricia Hand at the Zion Lutheran Church in Magnolia, Iowa. Four children were born to the union, Craig, Curtis, Michelle, and Cory.
Gary enjoyed watching old westerns, watching sporting events his children and grandchildren were involved in, riding horses in the local parades, and going on trail rides with his brother Bill. He also enjoyed driving the activity bus and interacting with the kids on his bus route.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bill Christians, great grandson River Knudsen, sister-in-law Judy Vana, and brothers-in-law Richard Jordan, and Robert Jordan.
Gary is survived by his wife Patricia Christians of Logan: children Craig and his wife Pam of Logan, Iowa, Curtis of Prescott Valley, Arizona, Michelle of Dunlap, Iowa, Cory and his wife Michelle of Omaha, Nebraska: grandchildren Alexis, Ashley, Coen, Cade, Kelsi, Amanda (Ben), Nicholas (Samantha), Dillon, Jessica, John and Korilynn: great grandchildren Easton, Holden, Gideon, Lucille, and Raine, sisters-in-law: Juliane Christians of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Maryln Jordan, and Ardith Jordan of Logan, Iowa, brother-in-law Don Vana of Logan, Iowa, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation will be held 3:00~5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 2022 at the Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan, Iowa.
Luncheon will be held at the Rand Center in Missouri Valley, Iowa following the interment.
In Loving Memory Of
Gary “Goose” Lee Christians
June 7, 1941 Magnolia, Iowa
Entered Into Rest
October 25, 2022 Omaha, Nebraska
10:30 a.m. Monday, October 31, 2022
First Lutheran Church
Missouri Valley, Iowa
Officiating Pastor Joseph Hansen
Organist Ben McIntosh
“Amazing Grace” “How Great Thou Art”
“Just As I Am Without One Plea”
Amanda Jarosz Alexis Christians
Ashley Christians Coen Christians
Cade Christians Kelsi Christians
Samantha Knudsen Jessica Rupp
Nicholas Knudsen Dillon Knudsen
John Feeney Ben Jarosz
Kirk Walker Jason Benson
Final Resting Place
Dearest Pat and Family
Our sincere love and prayers to all. Such a nice and caring guy that always stop to say hi.
John and Leia Johnsen and family
I’m sorry to hear about your loss. I have many memories of Goose working for my dad. And I laugh. He was quite a guy.
We’re so very sorry for your loss. Our family will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Our sincere sympathy to the family. Goose was quit a guy and will be missed.
Our hearts go out to you and your family. Accept our sympathy.
Jeff and Barbara Gelbart
Cory, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Pat and family. Our sincere sympathy to you and all your family. We were deeply saddened by the news of Goose’s passing. He was a great guy, kin in every way. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.