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Myron Dale Christy

August 15, 1933 January 27, 2011
Myron Dale Christy
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Obituary for Myron Dale Christy

Myron Dale Christy, 77, of Vinton, died Thursday, January 27, 2011, at his residence in Vinton following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 31, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Vinton with Pastor Zach Zajicek officiating.  Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, January 30, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton and also one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.  Interment will be in the Garrison Cemetery with military rites conducted by George G. Luckey American Legion Post 57 of Vinton and Iowa Military Funeral Honors of Iowa City.
Myron was born August 15, 1933, in Garrison, Iowa, the son of Harland and Mae Sturtz Christy.  He graduated from Garrison High School in 1951.  Myron served his country in the United States Army.  He was stationed in Germany during the Korean War.
On December 8, 1956, Myron was united in marriage with Bonetta Finley in Marengo, Iowa.
Myron worked at the ME TOO Grocery Store in Vinton and also Eagle Food in Cedar Rapids, retiring in 1986 after 27 years of customer service.  He also worked as a custodian at Washington High School and G&G Auto Parts in Vinton for many years.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Vinton, serving as a custodian and attending the Men’s Breakfasts.  He enjoyed tending lawn and gardening.
Myron is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bonetta, of Vinton; one son, Darrell Christy of Vinton; two daughters: Charlene (Dan) Ackerman of Joliet, IL, and Sharon (Kirk) Wright of Vinton; one sister, Ruby Williams of Waterloo; one brother, Robert Christy of Vinton; and 5 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.


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