KALONA - Sharon Snoe Christen was born February 23, 1945, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the daughter of Helen Pitcher. She grew up in Council Bluffs where Sharon and her mother lived with her great grandparents until her mother married August Munch. When Sharon was 9 years old August gave her the best Christmas present ever, adoption papers, she was now a Munch. When Sharon was 19, she met Paul Christen who was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha. After dating for 2 years they were united in marriage on June 26, 1966 in Council Bluffs. They lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Sheuyville area, and have lived in Kalona since 2006. Sharon was a homemaker and devoted wife and mother. She was a very active member of High Point City Church. Sharon passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at her home in Kalona surrounded by her loving family. She was 75 years old.
Sharon is survived by her husband Paul; 2 sons: Scott Christen of Tipton, Luke (Alicia) Christen of Lisbon; a granddaughter Tessa Beale; 2 sisters: Kathy Womble of Clarinda, Kristie (Jon) Evanson of Adair; 3 brothers-in-law: David Christen of Wadena, Glen (Joann) Christen of Marshalltown, Louis Christen of Elgin. Also surviving are adopted family: Cory and Sandra Popejoy and their children Eliana, Elijah and David. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, a son Duane Christen, a sister Susie, 2 sisters-in-law: Dorothy Christen, Cheryl Christen, a brother-in-law Ron Womble, and Samuel Paul Popejoy.
A memorial service will be held at High Point City Church at a later date. A memorial fund has been established for Iowa City Hospice and Iowa City Drop Inn. The Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona is caring for Sharon and her family.
What an awesome woman of God! She was a strong example of what a Christ-filled life should be! I will miss her greatly! Paul, you're continually in my prayers. I know the Lord has you wrapped up in his comforting arms! Hugs!
Paul God is in control and still on the throne may his sufficient grace be with and the family
Paul and Family
You have been great neighbors and You and Your Family have our deepest condolences. As two great Christians, we rest in the knowledge Sharon is now in the hands of our Lord. Our prayers will continue to support you as time goes forward. Gene & Phyllis Vineyard
Condolences and prayers. Sharon will be missed by so many. Del and I love you guys. Our condolences to you,Paul and Luke and Scott. Also to all the family. She is with Duane and her parents and met by Jesus. Praise be!!
Paul, I'm so sorry to hear about Sharon. I always enjoyed talking to her over the years. Please take care of yourself during this time.
- Terri Fritcher
Paul and Family,
So sorry to hear about Sharon. I always enjoyed seeing her at our gatherings. She was a delightful lady. May your faith help and comfort you through this. -- Linda Dills
he will raise you up
On eagle's wings
There you are
The breath of dawn
Make you to shine like the sun
And hold you in the palm of his hand
You would dwell in the shelter of the lord
Who abides in his shadow for life
Say to the lord, "My refuge"
"My rock in whom I trust"
And he will raise you up
On eagle's wings
Godbless Eagle Aviation
Chuck from Collins.
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