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Christine M. Gassner

September 29, 1962 ~ February 19, 2024 (age 61) 61 Years Old

Christine Gassner Obituary

Christine M. Gassner, 61, of Portage, MI passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024.

She was born on September 29, 1962, in Tiffin, Ohio to Lambert H. and Regina M. (Werling) Gassner. 

She is survived by her brothers, John J. Gassner of Columbus and David A. (Lydia) Gassner of Cuyahoga Falls; sisters, Annette M. (Harry) Wendland of Byron Center, MI, Diana A. (John) Hrib of Cuyahoga Falls, Kimberly L (Douglas) Wilkinson of Lancaster and Kathleen M. (Kerry) Dungan of Upper Arlington; sister-in-law, Annette Gassner of Tiffin; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Timothy Gassner.

Christine graduated in 1981 from Calvert High School.  After high school, she served in the United States Air Force in both Germany and Florida and was honorably discharged on April 21, 1991.   

While stationed in Germany, she discovered a passion for Volksmarching or walking for fun.  She also enjoyed many tours of European countries and attended several concerts to “rock out” with American bands including her favorite – Aerosmith. 

Reminiscent of her parents, Chris could often be seen with her signature blue backpack containing bird books and binoculars so she could get a closer look at her feathered friends.  Her Michigan niece and nephew have fond memories of “the claw”, movies and popcorn at the theater, craft shows and summer festivals.

Chris was a devoted member of St. Catherine of Sienna Church in Portage, Michigan.

The family would like to express their appreciation to RNA and Kalamazoo RESA for their kindness towards Chris over the past several years.

Her Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Anthony Coci officiating. Burial will be private in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors being conducted by the United Veterans Council.                        

Friends may visit with the family from 10:00-10-30 A.M. on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883, (419) 447-2424.     

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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February 29, 2024

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory
236 S. Washington St.
Tiffin, OH 44883

Funeral Mass
February 29, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
36 Melmore Street
Tiffin, OH 44883


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