In Memory

M. Christine Nieman (Gettig)

Christine "Chris" Nieman Gettig passed away on Christmas eve at her home in Crystal Lake Illinois surrounded by her family.  

Born in Elmira New York March 21, 1943 but growing up in Topeka where she graduated from Topeka High and Washburn University.  She is survived by 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by her parents and a son Mathew Gettig.  

Chris loved her hobbies: painting, quilting, drawing and gardening. Her most cherished roles were devoted wife, mother, sister and friend.  Her greatest joy of all being "Nana" to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 3, 4:00 pm at Lagecy Arts Park in Crystal Lake.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Christine's name may be made to Lakeside Legacy Foundation.












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12/28/14 08:39 PM #1    

Dennis Hawver

Chris was warm and kind in our friendship. We had a number of classes together at THS. I'm pleased to learn about her many kids and grandkids. It sounds like she had a full and loving life.  The class of '61 is diminishing at an alarming rate. It should be understood by each of us that putting out  love and happiness in this life is the way to go. 

Love to you all.  Dennis 

12/29/14 09:27 AM #2    

Kathleen (Kay) Loebsack (Mettner)

I loved that woman, she and I had so much fun together and even though I have not seen her for a while I will miss her

12/29/14 11:51 AM #3    

Susan Burrow (Johnson)

And yet another Boswellite falls. (Boswellian?) Just too many leaving our ranks... alarming rate, as we are not old. Chris was so warm and such fun.

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