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Obituaries

Obituaries

Harry Lester Christian 1918 - 2005

Services for Harry Lester Christian, 86, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will be in Clinton Cemetery.Mr. Christian died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community in Lawrence.He was born Sept. 7, 1918, in Himmer, the son of Fred and Daisy Kirkman Christian.Mr. Christian served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a contractor and owner of Christian Construction. He also owned Ronnie's Apartments. He was a member and past president of AARP, Home Builders Assn., Autumn Club and Dorsey-Liberty Post 14 American Legion.He married Idella Cox on Aug. 28, 1945, in Lawrence. She died March 1, 2001.Survivors include a son, Ronald E., Topeka.The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.The family suggests memorials to Pioneer Ridge Community Center, sent in care of the mortuary.E-mail condolences may be sent to <a href="mailto:info@warrenmcelwain.com">info@warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Christian.