Christopher M. Race
1979 - 2018
BORN
1979
DIED
2018
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Ritchay Funeral Home
1950 12TH ST SOUTH
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Christopher M. Race

Wisconsin Rapids - Christopher M. Race, age 39, of Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

Funeral Services are 11:00 AM Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Rev. Jonathan Petzold will officiate. Visitation will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Saturday from 9:00-11:00 AM. Burial at a later date. Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI is assisting the family.

Christopher was born February 10, 1979 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to Ronald and Linda (Trudeau) Race. He married Jacalyn on February 14, 2015 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Christopher owned and operated Higher Grounds Bakery and Coffee House with his wife, Jacalyn.

Christopher is survived by his wife, Jacalyn; five sons, Benjamin, Daniel, Samuel, Michael and Gabriel; brother, Kyle (Renee) Race; mother-in-law, Darline Nicholson and is also survived by other loving family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will go to benefit Christopher and Jacalyn's children.





Published by Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Mar. 28, 2018.
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I am so sorry for Chris's family. He was a great friend. I'd go into the bakery to buy all kinds of bake goods. If no one was in there but he and I, we would talk a lot about the world problems and family values. We would talk between 15 & 20 minutes each time. He was a great salesman too always wanting me to try different products.

I met his children a number of times and held his two youngest children. He had such a love for them and when the older ones were in there, he would show me how much they had learned by being home schooled. He was a great an patient father. He also loved his wife very much.

I will miss him and his wife and children a lot. Jacklyn was a fantastic baker. I enjoyed talking with her a lot. What a great couple they made.

God Bless Jacklyn and the children!

Gene Kroll
Gene Kroll
April 8, 2018
I am so sorry for Chris's family. He was a great friend. I'd go into the bakery to buy all kinds of bake goods. If no one was in there but he and I, we would talk a lot about the world problems and family values. We would talk between 15 & 20 minutes each time. He was a great salesman too always wanting me to try different products.

I met his children a number of times and held his two youngest children. He had such a love for them and when the older ones were in there, he would show me how much they had learned by being home schooled. He was a great an patient father. He also loved his wife very much.

I will miss him and his wife and children a lot. Jacklyn was a fantastic baker. I enjoyed talking with her a lot. What a great couple they made.

God Bless Jacklyn and the children!

Gene Kroll
April 8, 2018
I was so shocked to hear the news about the situation at the bakery. I immediately thought of Chris. I had met him when I stopped in to order a special Easter bread a few years back. I had talked with him briefly then and a few times since. I am so sad for your loss. He was a very kind soul. God bless all of your family. I will continue to pray for your entire family.
Kathi Kempen
April 1, 2018
Chris was one of the most interesting, funny and caring people I ever know. He and I worked together as high school teaches. He really enjoyed interacting with students and was always innovative in his approaches. He was just a pleasure to be around and we had great fun together. At least part of him lives on in his sons. My sympathies to his family.
Howard Towne
Friend
April 1, 2018
I am heartbroken to hear of your loss. May God hold you close and bring you comfort.
Linda ( Petta) Wadley
March 31, 2018
We are very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Matt and Sue Koran
March 31, 2018
I met this man once at the outdoor market at the clinic. I bought a pastry and I told him it was the most wonderful thing I ever ate. He told me that his wife made them. He was so proud of her. He was such a kind man.
March 31, 2018
My sincere condolences to the family. May you rely on our Father God who safeguards us from our distress.
Psalm 32:7
March 31, 2018
Linda...I am so sorry for your loss. For everyone's loss. Know that Mom's and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...his wife and his children. God be with you all.

Jere and Lillian Michalsen
Jere Michalsen
March 30, 2018
Linda, Ron & family....sorry to hear of your loss.
Kathy Powell
March 30, 2018
Linda and family, my heart hurts for your loss. I will pray for you. Please know you are carried in our hearts.
Paula Cook
March 30, 2018
Linda and family, I am so sorry for your loss; my thoughts and prayers are with you all,
Margie LaBarge
March 29, 2018
Ron, Linda and family; words can not express our sadness at the loss of a loved one. But know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
dennis sweeney
March 29, 2018
a loved one
March 29, 2018
Linda and Ron: I am so sorry for your loss. Offering my prayers of comfort in this sad time.
Shirley (Vakoc) Jung
March 29, 2018
"Chris-I will miss you.
To the family-words fail me in expressing how I feel about this. My heart and my family's are with you all at this difficult time."
Justin Cruz-Uribe
March 29, 2018
He will always be Mr. Race to me. He taught me algebra at Lakeview tech academy in Kenosha, Wi. He was a kind man who wanted to help people. He knew how to relate to his students. He made me actually like learning math, something no one else ever could do.
Ken Miller
Student
March 29, 2018
I had Mr. Race as a teacher at Lakeview. He was a great guy and a wonderful teacher. Im so sorry for your loss.
Chad Buchta
Student
March 29, 2018
Linda and family,
I am so sorry about this great tragedy. You all are in my prayers.
Kay Shawbitz
March 29, 2018
Sorry for your loss.

Jack and Linda Sipe
March 28, 2018
To the Family of Christopher Race - May God bless you all in this time of sorrow. We are so sorry for your loss.
Frank & Lois Johnson
March 28, 2018
Frank & Lois Johnson
March 28, 2018
Ron and Linda,
I was shocked to hear about Chris and we are so sorry for your loss. I have so many wonderful memories of our times together, if there is anything I can do please call me at 9062841485 in Iron River Michigan or come to the U.P. and visit. May God grant you peace and may you be comforted by keeping the good memories close.
Bobby & Jackie Stoflet
March 28, 2018
Jacalyn,
I'm sure you share the thought with me that Chris has been taken from us, especially you and the boys, much too soon. I can't imagine what life will bring to you with his loss but I know that you are a strong woman who will survive.

Keep your strength in mind as you go through the days, weeks, and months that are to come and remember your friends. They will always be there for you as you have been there for them. Don't be afraid to lean on them now.

My thoughts are with you,
John Young
March 28, 2018
No words can take away the pain that you are all feeling now...please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. With sincere sympathies... Mary
Mary Merdan
March 28, 2018
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March 28, 2018
Adrianna Rodriguez
March 28, 2018
amy p
March 28, 2018
Linda, Ron and family, our sincere sympathies in this tragic loss of your son. Our prayers for strength are sent your way.
March 28, 2018
We met Christopher last summer with a couple of his boys at the farmers market in Rome. We were set up across the street from him. We enjoyed talking to him and sampling some of the baked goods. His presence will be missed. We are praying for your family.
Margy Kettle
March 28, 2018
Kathryn Jacobs
March 28, 2018
Jacalyn, please accept my sympathies at this extremely sad time. God bless you and your boys and may he wrap you all in His love and peace while you grieve, and as you move forward. I hope your many memories of Christopher will bring you comfort over time. Blessings and strength to you and your family.
Elyn Charlyn Hoefs
March 28, 2018
Please accept our sympathies to your family to you, Jacalyn and to you children and family. I feel so terrible that this happened to such a beautiful and loving family. I will miss the deep discussions I had with Chris and the massive amount of information he could base his facts on. He always won the discussion when I was talking with him! Your children will miss the real Dad that was taken from them. I hope the community will always support you in all your endeavors. We love you!
March 28, 2018
Keeping you in thought and prayer at this sad time for you and your family. May precious memories be ever present to help you heal and give you strength.
Sincerely,
Shirley(Haas)Brehm
Shirley Brehm
March 28, 2018
Jacalyn I'm so very sorry Chris heartbreaking , may Jehovah God wrap His beautiful loving wings around you and your boys and help you through this painful times, as only he can do. If there is anything I can do please let me know, I'll see you Saturday sweetie, my deepest sympathy
Susan Visintin
Friend
March 28, 2018
Linda & Family, you are in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.
Barbara Peeters
March 28, 2018
Ron , Linda and family. Words cannot express the loss you must be feeling. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tom & Linda Wolosek
March 28, 2018
Deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God bring you strength and peace through this most trying time.
March 27, 2018
Rest in peace my friend! You will be missed forever! My deepest condolences to his parents, wife, children and other relations!
Casimir Uchegbu
Friend
March 27, 2018
Our condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.
Joanne Harmon
March 27, 2018
Susan Visintin
March 27, 2018
Dear Linda, Ron & families,

Words cannot express my heartfelt & sincere condolences for you all for your shocking loss. May God provide you comfort during this unimaginable time.
Kim Roth
March 27, 2018
To Christopher's wife Jacalyn, sons, and extended family, I am so sorry for this tragedy that has come upon you. My heart aches for the entire family. I have been lifting you in prayer, asking God to protect you, comfort you, give you strength. Cling to the hope of Christ's return! I pray that you receive the support and the compassion from within the community that you need and deserve.
March 27, 2018
To Jacalyn and the boys. My prayers are for you all to experience God's everlasting blessing of peace and mercy in Jesus' name. Rest in the knowledge that he has his arms around you all today and forever. God bless.
Lori Alwin
March 27, 2018
Rest in peace, my dear cousin. You will forever be in our hearts and memories.
Karen Ryun
March 27, 2018
So very sorry for your loss, Jacalyn and family.
debi Cleworth
March 27, 2018
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