Christina K. Rich

Feb 18, 2018


11:00 AM on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Orchard Hill Church: 3900 Orchard Hill Dr. Cedar Falls


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Thursday prior to the service at the church


Stout Cemetery in Stout, Iowa


May be directed to Orchard Hill Church to be used for the continued support of the Haitian Education and Literacy Program (H.E.L.P.)


Christina Kathryn Rich, age 101, of Cedar Falls, died on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Martin Health Center of Western Home Communities. 

She was born on January 27, 1917 on the family farm in Grundy County, two miles south of Stout, IA; the daughter of Owen and Anna Dirks Rich.

Christina graduated from Central College in Pella, IA and the University of Dubuque with a BA in education.

At age 26, she worked as a Nurses Aide, then as a 1st grade teacher in Boxholm, IA, she taught Kindergarten in Sac City, Ackley, and Orange Township. Christina retired from the Waterloo Community School District in 1979. 

Christina was an active member of Orchard Hill Reformed Church in Cedar Falls, where she taught Sunday school, and served in the Children’s Ministry and the Connect & Care Ministry. She was dearly loved by all that knew her.
Survivors include cousins: Betty Wehr of Wichita, Kansas, Craig Wehr of Cedar Falls, Janice Karsak of Wichita, KS, Steven Wehr of Readlyn, and her best friend, Ginger.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Andrew Cornelius Rich.

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  1. Ed Siems | Feb 23, 2018
    I had Miss Rich as my kindergarten teacher in Ackley Iowa. That was 65 years ago and I remember as one of my favorite teachers. She must have made a lasting impression on me because I remember her as a warm loving teacher. RIP Miss Rich you were on of my favorites,                                           Ed Siems
  2. joseph & Joan Meany | Feb 20, 2018

    Craig & Rolene,

    I met your dear sweet aunt & beloved Ginger while she was a hallmate to a family member at the Stanard. Our condolences to your family.

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