Heather Christians -- Kasson
Heather Lynn (Ready) Christians, 48, of Kasson, passed away on Nov. 29 in her home after a long struggle with the complications of Scleroderma.
Heather was born Nov. 8, 1970, in Rochester, to Roger and Lois (Johnson) Ready. Heather attended and graduated from Byron High School in Byron in 1989 and earned a bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies from Winona State University in 1993.
She worked for Legal Assistance of Olmsted County after college and then as a Legal Assistant for the Olmsted County Attorney’s Office. During her time at the County Attorney’s Office, she began dating her future husband, and on May 5, 2001, she married Eric Christians at Trinity Lutheran Church of Waltham.
She began volunteering her time on the sexual assault crisis line for Victim Services. Because of her passion for helping others, she became an Advocate for Victim Services and later a Social Worker for Adult Protection Services of Olmsted County.
On Mother’s Day of 2003, Heather and Eric’s family became complete with the adoption of their son, Ethan. Heather was a devoted wife and mother. She was an avid reader, loved crafting and scrapbooking, and running 5ks for various causes, including Scleroderma. Heather loved sitting on her deck, enjoying a good fire with family and friends. Her fondest memories are those of spending time with her family at Disney World and bringing her son home from Guatemala with her dad. Heather was outgoing, friendly, caring and touched many people through her professional and personal life. She was tenacious, brave, a fighter, strong-willed but with a sincere heart. Heather will always be carried in the memories and the hearts of her family and friends.
Heather is survived by her husband, Eric; and son, Ethan; her mother, Lois Ready, and sister, Jennifer Ready, both of Byron; her parents-in-law, Gene and Gail Christians of Waltham; brother-in-law, Aaron Christians of Montgomery; and special friends, Kristin Oglesby, and godson, Ben McCaskey. She joins her dad, Roger Ready, and her maternal and paternal grandparents in heaven.
A memorial service celebrating Heather’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Community Celebration Church, 27401 County Hwy. 34, Kasson, MN 55944, with Pastor Steve Larson officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Czaplewski Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 801 Seventh St. SE, Kasson. Visitation will also be held from 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday until time of the service at the church.
To share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.czaplewskifuneralhomes.com.
Blessed be her memory.