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Edward L. Christian, 88, of New Albany, Indiana passed away on Thursday evening, February 23, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was a United States Air Force veteran, retired from Marathon Oil Co., and was a founding member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Ed was an avid IU fan, enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He was born on October 10, 1928 to the late Julius Christian and Lula Mae (Grantz) Christian Mueller. Ed was also preceded in death by his wife, Rita Jane (Baurle) Christian; infant daughter, Phyllis; and step-father, Edward J. Mueller.

Ed is survived by his daughters, Carol Kestler (Denny), Barbara Landis (Steve), Lisa Miller; sisters, Marie Naville (CJ), Patricia Randolph; grandchildren, Chris Kestler (Katie), Tim Kestler, Drew Abell (Kristen), Kyle Abell, Cody Miller (Rhea), Megan Landis Block (Danny), Michelle Landis Huber (Derek); great-grandchildren, Will, Reagan, Quinn, Grace, Jack, William; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from 12 PM to 8 PM at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) with a Prayer Service taking place at 2 PM. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 AM on Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church (129 W. Daisy Lane, New Albany) with burial and military honors to follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in New Albany.

Contributions in Ed's memory may be made to Hosparus of Southern Indiana, Providence High School, or to his church. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerKentuckiana.com.
Published on February 27, 2017
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