In Memory

Dan Christian

Dan Christian

Dan passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at New Friends Memory Care in Kalamazoo. He was born on April 30, 1948 in Detroit, MI, the son of Clarence Duane and Betty Lou (Glendenning) Christian. Dan graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He was employed by Pfizer Corp (formerly The Upjohn Co/Pharmacia) until his retirement in 2003. Dan was a member of the Kalamazoo Ski Club, Battle Creek Ski Club, and Dive and Travel Adventures. He also volunteered for both Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center and SPCA of Southwest Michigan. Surviving are his two children: Chris Christian of Portland, OR and Darron Christian of Wyoming, MI; granddaughter: Brenna Christian; mother: Betty Lou Smoke; sister: Linda Fredricksen of Portage; two aunts, Rosemary Appelgren of Kalamazoo and Nancy Cone of Minneapolis, MN; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceding him in death were his father: Clarence Christian; and step-father: John “Jack” Savory Smoke. A memorial service to celebrate Dan’s life will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, March 16, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 247 W. Lovell Street. Honoring Dan’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be directed to Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center or SPCA of Southwest Michigan. Arrangements were entrusted to Langeland Family Funeral Homes.

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