Christa M. Slack
1938 - 2020
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On Tuesday, June 23rd, Christa Marie Astrid Edelgard Caliebe Slack passed away in her home after a 12-year fight with cancer. Christa is survived by her loving husband James "Jim" Bradley Slack, her two sons, Jimmy and Andrew, and her six grandchildren. She was born in Stettin, Germany on April 21, 1938, experienced the second world war as a little girl, and would tell tales of smuggling herself and her family's belongings across the post-war border between East and West Germany. She met Jim during the Korean war when he was stationed in Germany, fell in love, and was naturalized as a U.S. citizen upon their move to America in the early sixties. For the half-century she lived in America, Christa was a pillar of her community; she was the oldest member of Holy Comforter Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School, served on multiple committees, and donated the first organ in memory of her and Jim's first son, Eddie. Christa was deeply engaged in the growth of her childrens' organizations and schools through volunteer leadership and serving as head of landscaping. All of her family and friends, some known as "The Chicken and Margarita Squad," knew her as the cornerstone of their tight group due to her strong will, tenacity, and inexhaustible caring. She will be sorely missed by everyone who had the blessing of knowing Christa. A celebration of life is being planned for the Spring of 2021, a time when the flowers bloom and the part of the year Christa enjoyed the most.

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Published in The Humble Observer from Jul. 7 to Jul. 20, 2020.
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July 19, 2020
We give thanks for the life of a remarkable woman and friend. It is impossible to see flowers without thinking of the joy and beauty Christa created for so many. Our hearts are with her cherished family and friends.
Jim and Sarah Little
July 17, 2020
I met Christa when I was 8 years old and liked her immediately. If I had known her name was "Astrid" that was what I would have called her. She was a wonderful aunt, and a Star in the best sense of the word. A star in love, generosity, kindness, emotional support, and humor. She has been a mainstay in our family almost all my life, and I, and the family, will miss her always. Andrew and Jimmy, you did a good job of caring for Christa, and a good job of being sons she was rightfully proud of. I hope I can visit in person when circumstances are better for travel.
Alice Kahn
July 16, 2020
Christa was such a sweet and lovely woman that we feel blessed to have known. We are sorry for your loss.
Patty and Kevin McArdle
July 15, 2020
I send my sympathy and love to the family. Christa was such a
dear sweet friend. Margaret Dorsett
Margaret Dorsett
July 15, 2020
Christa was one of the kindest ladies I ever knew. She had a Very strong will and loved nature and beautiful flowers and plants. I will miss her.
Kathleen Holton
July 15, 2020
What an extraordinary woman with such an interesting story & wonderful legacy.

We are so sorry for your loss and wish you calm & peace as your grieve her passing and celebrate her life.
Chris & Debbi Plemons
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