Steven Carl Christner
Steven Carl Christner, 74, Sarasota, Florida, died Thursday, Sept. 19, at his residence of natural causes.
Mr. Christner was born Aug. 14, 1945, in Honeyville, Indiana, to Carl I. and Sue (Christner) Christner.
He married Tracey J. Watkins Oct. 29, 1965, in Middlebury, Indiana.
He is survived by two daughters, Ronda Michelle Black, Ligonier, Indiana, and Kimberly Sue (Allen) Reiling, Normal, Illinois; three grandchildren; brother, Larry Christner, Arizona; and a special friend, Fran Yoder, Sarasota, Florida.
Mr. Christner owned a foam insulation business from 1970 to 1978. He bought Goshen Radiator in 1978 and ran until 1985. Goshen Furniture Rental was started by him in 1987.
He was very active in the Christner family genealogy, being very organized helped him in this endeavor. His interests were as varied as travel, fine cut grass and racecars. He had been a crew chief on an oval track late model racecar for more than 22 years. He drove race boats and drag cars for many car owners in the '60's and '70's. He had a big boat on Lake Michigan for many years.
Steven will be cremated and his ashes will be buried in Christner Cemetery, Honeyville, Indiana, during a private family burial.
Family and friends may gather one hour prior to the memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen. Pastor Dave Engbrecht will officiate.
Rieth Rohrer Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen, is in charge of arrangements.
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Published on October 14, 2019


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