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Nancy A. Christer

February 1, 1951 ~ September 17, 2018 (age 67)

            Nancy A. Christer, age 67, of Kankakee, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018 at her home.

            She was born on February 1, 1951 in Kankakee, the daughter of the late Walter J. Sr. and June “Babe” (Reitz) Rokus.  She married Richard W. Christer on January 8, 1969 in Kankakee.  She was a plumber and pipefitter, Local 597.  She also worked for Riverside Hospital in the Dietary Department.  She enjoyed puzzles, crocheting, her snacks, stock car and NASCAR racing; but especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. 

            She is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Richard W. Christer of Kankakee; her daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Casey Mainard of Kankakee; her sons and daughters-in-law, Jeremy Sr. and Tammy Christer of Chebanse and Rex and Melissa Christer of Gillespie; her grandchildren, Corey (Samantha) Christer, Zackery Mainard, Jeremy Christer Jr., Aaron (Adriana) Mainard, Kristina Mainard, and Lauren Christer; her great-grandchildren, Landon Mainard, Bryson Mainard, and Brinley Mainard; her sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and James Petreikis Sr. of Peotone; her brother and sister-in-law, Wally Jr. and Janet Rokus of Kankakee; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; and her son, Joseph W. Christer (October 30, 2001).

            Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Thursday, September 20 from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.   Funeral services will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Friday, September 21 at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Richard Young officiating.  Burial will be at Peotone Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Rex Christer, Casey Mainard, Zackery Mainard, Aaron Mainard, and David Christer.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated.  

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