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Arlene E. (Northrop) Christian

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

May 20, 1920 - March 27, 2009

GRAND ISLAND -- Arlene E. (Northrop) Christian, 88, died Friday (March 27, 2009) in Grand Island after a long battle with Alzheimer's.

She was born May 20, 1920, in Chicago, Ill., She married Kenneth Christian. She worked for the Jumble Shop in McCook and helped with the Congregational Church functions in McCook and Aurora, Ill.

She was an accomplished pianist and along with her husband, a professional clarinet and saxophone player, created a home atmosphere that fostered music.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Christian Sr., and eldest son, Kenneth Jr.

Survivors include her sons, Steve and Terry; one grandson; three granddaughters; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday with interment at Spring Lake Cemetery in Aurora, Ill.

Visitation will be Friday from 5 - 7 p.m., at Healy Chapel in Sugar Grove, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

Apfel Funeral Home of Grand Island is in charge of arrangements.