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William "Bill" Christian

November 25, 1958 — October 17, 2017

William "Bill" Albert Christian was born November 25, 1958, in Rushville, IN, and graduated from Rushville Consolidated High School in 1977. In his high school years, he participated in football and wrestling. After high school, Bill attended Indiana State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in May 1981. He then graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Master of Science degree in December of 1984. Bill was a member of the United States Air Force from February 1983 to February 1987, and received an honorable discharge and a degree in computer science.

Bill worked at Metropolitan Area Planning Agency in Omaha, NE, from 1987 to August 2009, when he moved to work at Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization in Wichita, KS. From January 2014, until the time of his death on October 17, 2017, Bill was employed at Fargo Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments. At the time of his death, he was the Executive Director of MetroCog.

Bill received a skydiving certificate on May 25, 1985. In 2009, as he left MAPA, Bill received a Metropolitan Motorist Assist Award, and was named an Admiral in the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska. While in Wichita, a flag was retired in his honor as a veteran by the Boy Scouts of America.

Bill met the love of his life, Judy, on a blind date in November 2005, which resulted in marriage in May 2007. As a couple, they enjoyed attending hockey, basketball, and football games, plays, and watched NASCAR and INDY races. They enjoyed road trips to explore local areas. As long as they were together, they enjoyed much laughter and love.

Bill is survived by his wife, Judy; daughters, Allysia (Keegan) Hughes and Myriah Christian (fiancé' Kevin Campbell); grandsons, Asheron, Kyrian, and Arikos Hughes; mother, Jerry Helfer; sister, Sandra (Mike) Handley; brother, Dan (Denise) Helfer; sister-in-law, Connie Wolfe and friend, Dale Vose; nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Erwin Helfer; grandparents, aunts, uncles, and a brother-in-law, Del Wolfe.

Bill will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

There will be a Gathering of Friends, Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 5 - 8 PM, in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead.

A funeral will be held Thursday, October 26, 2017, in Omaha.



Gathering of Friends

OCT 24. 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CT)

Korsmo Funeral Chapel

409 8th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56560

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