Fredrick Nelson Christman, Jr., 78, Locust Grove, died Thursday, Aug. 29, at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo., after a sudden illness.
Born Oct. 29, 1934, in Joplin, Mo., he was the son of the late Fredrick Nelson Christman, Sr. and Winifred Palmer Christman. He graduated from Joplin High School in 1952 and received his bachelor of science in business administration from Pittsburg State University in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Western Insurance/American States Insurance as an adjuster and retired after 25 years. He moved to Chanute, Kan., in 1969, to Grand Lake at Grove in 1994 and had lived in Locust Grove the past several years. He loved Estes Park, Colo., visiting each year with his family beginning with childhood and spending each summer there since 2002. He also enjoyed boating on Grand Lake and loved cars, belonging to several car clubs.
Survivors include his daughter, Tammie Livingston and husband Mike of Locust Grove; son Rob Christman of Joplin, Mo.; former wife Connie Christman of Joplin. Mo.; two grandchildren, Dillon and Haley Livingston of Locust Grove; brother, David Christman and wife Mary Ann of Joplin. Mo.; nephew Jim Christman and wife Debbie of Joplin; niece Mary Sgori and husband Fred of Kansas City.
Graveside services with military honors are 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Mount Hope Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Simon officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.