In Memory of

Christina Louise Martin

December 20, 1997 - December 31, 2018
From: Quimby, IA

Christina Louise Martin made her way into this world on December 20, 1997, the daughter of Cherie (Mitchell) and Chuck Martin. The majority of her childhood was spent in Quimby, where she graduated from River Valley High School. She was currently a nursing student at Iowa Central Community College.

Christina was an excellent student, yet still found time to participate (and excel) in the many extracurricular activities available to her during her high school years.  Among her favorites were softball, dance and golf. She remained focused on her studies, and was nearing the completion of her goal of becoming a nurse. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, watching Netflix, and spending time with Brendan. She loved her role as “big sister” to her siblings. She brought positivity and love wherever she went. Helping others had always been in the forefront for Christina. Her memory will live on, not only through those who were a part of her life, but through the life-saving, life-enhancing gift of organ and tissue donation.

On December 31, 2018, Christina’s life was cut short as the result of a deer/motor vehicle collision. She was preceded in death by a sister, Brianna Lame, and grandfather, Everett Lame.

Among those who will miss her greatly are her parents, Cherie and Richard Lame of Quimby, IA, and Chuck and Heather Martin of Storm Lake, IA; her siblings: Autumn Kestel, Alexis Mitchell, and Dylan, Lilly and Keytin Martin; her grandparents: Bill and Sandi Herrig of Storm Lake, IA, and Garland and Sandra Otto of Albert City, IA, Debbie and Jim Daniels of Mingo, IA, Mike Mitchell of Alta, IA and Ellen Mitchell of Spencer, IA; great grandmothers, Norma Otto of Albert City, IA, andAlice De Sotel of Guttenberg, IA; her fiancé, Brendan Rupp of Cherokee; many other relatives and friends.

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Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 9th, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 300 E. Bow Drive,
 in Cherokee.
Pastor Jonathan Riggert
Visitation will be after 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8th, AT BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH.
The family will be present from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.
At a later date


Monday, January 7, 2019 at 6:54 PM
“Bill and I are Adam Harper's aunt and uncle. Brendan, we are so very sorry to hear of your profound loss of Christina. This is a deep grief to deal with in your young life, and you are in our thoughts and prayers as you remember and miss Christina! ”
- Bill and Carol Braun
Monday, January 7, 2019 at 8:49 AM
“I did not know Christina, but I wanted to say I'm so sorry for your loss. May you find the strength to push on.”
- Ryan Thompson
Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 10:41 AM
“Bo, Cherie & Lexi - I'm so very sorry about your beloved Christina. She was so kind and caring. May she live on doing what she loved - helping others.

With love - Chelsea, Mike, Jaxon & Trenton ”
- Chelsea Alvey
Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 10:41 AM
“Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. May God be with you in this time of grief. ”
- Stephanie Deman
Friday, January 4, 2019 at 3:27 PM
“My 9 year old daughter, Ellah, was touched by Christina’s kindness. Christina came to the RV school to assist her with reading. My condolences to her family and friends ❤️”
- Kami Byers
Friday, January 4, 2019 at 1:44 PM
“My heart breaks for you all. I did not know Christina, I've only read and heard of what a wonderful person she grew to be. There are no words to give you, no advice. Please know that many are grieving with you. I pray you can someday have peace. Peace in knowing that even in the end, she gave. ”
- Brenda Jenkins
Friday, January 4, 2019 at 1:44 PM
“Even though we did not know Christina personally, our hearts are filled with sadness for your family. We are close friends with Betty and Jack Jensen (Christina's Aunt and Uncle) and know Bill and Sandy.
God be with each of you and bring you comfort in the days ahead.
God received a beautiful angel into heaven!”
- Karen and Alan McNeesw
Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:50 AM
“So sorry for your family's loss my heart hurts for you all”
- Amy johnson
Friday, January 4, 2019 at 8:07 AM
“Sorry for your loss. Nothing can ease the pain of losing your child except love and support of family and friends.”
- Susan Straight
Friday, January 4, 2019 at 8:07 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Cant imagine the pain u are going through. My heart aches.thoughts and prayers”
- Lora Mcmurrin
Friday, January 4, 2019 at 8:07 AM
“I am Brendan Rupp's grandmother and he and Christina visited me several times. The warm living pride that shown in Brendan when they were here left me in love with this beautiful woman from the first time I met her. I wanted her as my real family. So many are suffering her loss now but when I look at her face book page and the many pictures of the perfect couple in my own home, she brings a smile to my face despite her loss. She will have brought more smiles on her short 21 years than most people my age do. Thank you for giving us a pure soul, and I wish there would have been time for her to cast her sunshine on more people, but I'm grateful to have had the time I did get to be near her. She has always been an angel in disguise. God love you all!”
- Jean Wheeler
Friday, January 4, 2019 at 8:07 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers to all. ”
- Chris & Rich Persons
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