Judith Christ, 74

Published 11:28 pm Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Judith Christ, 74
Born: Sept. 11, 1937
Died: April 8, 2012


Judith D. Christ, 74, of Niles, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at LG’s Whispering Pines in Edwardsburg following an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 11, 1937, in Dowagiac to Max and Cleo (Pethick) Stahl.

Judith drove the ambulance for SMCAS as the Niles base was first formed and also drove for Dial-a-Ride for the City of Niles.

On Sept. 28, 1957, she married Gerald F. Christ, who preceded her in death on June 3, 2002.

From their union survives two daughters, Pamela (Joseph) Brown of North Carolina and Jennifer (Wayne) Samuels of Cassopolis; six grandchildren, Eddie, Christina, Mike, Kenny, Autumn and Amber; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; son, Gerald Scotty, who died in infancy; and brothers, Robert and Richard Stahl.

A funeral service for Judith D. Christ will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles with the Pastor Jeffrey L. Whittaker officiating. Burial will take place at Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles, is assisting with arrangements.