David K. Christians

David K. Christians


David K. Christians passed away peacefully in his home in Loveland, Colorado, on January 20, 2016. A celebration of his life was held at his home on Saturday, January 30th.

Local memorial services for David Christians will be held on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Wright Christian Reformed Church, 1730 East 130rd Street in rural Kanawha. 

David was born December 18, 1950, in Belmond, Iowa, to Henry and Evelyn Christians of Kanawha, Iowa.

Dave attended Kanawha Christian School, grades kindergarten through 8th grade, and graduated from Kanawha High School in 1969. He attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, graduating with a degree in Agriculture Business.

In 1981, he went to work for Hach Company, based in Ames, and was transferred to Loveland, Colorado, in 1986. Dave retired from Hach Company in 2009.

His wife, Donna, two children, Ryan Gordon of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Leah Gordon of Scottsdale, Arizona, and three grandchildren, Austin Beaty, Ashley Beaty and Sammie Gordon, of Fort Collins, survive him.

He is also survived by his mother, Evelyn Christians, three brothers, Stuart (Jean), Bruce (Stephanie) and Craig (Arlys) and one sister, Lavaun (Ken) Wind. His nieces and nephews are Michelle, Brandon (Kate), Kevin (Anna), Abby (Kurt), Jessica (Jordan), Brett, Jenna (Levi) and Elliott. His great-niece and nephews are Gavin, David, Paul, Evelyn, Liam, Eli, Harrison, Henry and Hank.

He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Vera Leinert, sisters- and brothers-in-law, Elaine (Paul), Maxine, John, Vivian (Jim), Rita, Alan, Anita (Mike) and Jeanette (Ken).

Dave was preceded in death by his father, Henry, in August of 2001.


Date: Friday, June 10, 2016
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Wright Christian Reformed Church
1730 130th Street, Kanawha, Iowa 50447
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