Christiana "Chris," Gargano, nee Wallmeier, 60, Washington, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at her home in Washington.
Chris, daughter of the late Heinz Wallmeier and wife Ursula, nee Gauditz, was born July 31, 1953, in Hamburg, Germany. She immigrated from Germany to the United States with her family in 1958, and was naturalized as a U. S. citizen July 7, 1972. She was raised and graduated from school in Washington before moving to Watervilet, Mich., where she married Gary Gargano and raised her daughter Jessica. Chris will be remembered as a tireless community volunteer, loyal friend and loving mother.
Chris was preceded in death by her parents, Heinz and Ursula Wallmeier.
She is survived by her husband, Gary Gargano; one daughter, Jessica Wallmeier and fiance Scott Park; two brothers, Manfred Wallmeier and wife Sheri, and Ralph Wallmeier; as well as an amazing group of other family and friends who loved her very much.
Memorials may be given in Chris' name to the Elks Lodge
1559 Benevolent Trust, 1459 W. Fifth St., Washington, MO 63090 and/or Mercy Hospice, 1709 Heritage Hills Drive, Washington, MO 63090.
A memorial service was held Monday, Sept. 30, at the Washington Elks, Washington.
The Gargano family was served by Midlawn Funeral Home, Union.