Dennis L. Christian, 70, of Tower Hill passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019 in his sister’s residence. He was born December 19, 1948 in Pana, son of the late Herman D. and Lucille Eileen (Waters) Christian. Dennis married Monyca Walters and she survives in Tower Hill.
Dennis proudly served in the U.S. Army in California and Kansas as well as in Vietnam as a radio operator, receiving numerous medals, including National Defense Service, Vietnam Campaign, Vietnam Service, Air Medal, Combat Infantry, Vietnam Unit Citation, Overseas Bars, Sharpshooter (M-14), Marksman (M-16) and the Purple Heart.
He was honored to be a part of the Lincoln Land Honor Flight on September 25, 2018. After his time in the service, he worked for Firestone. He then worked for International Paper in Shelbyville and retired in 2012. Dennis enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, fishing, camping, bow hunting and working on his boat.
In addition to his wife, Dennis is survived by his daughter, Sara Christian, Pana, Ill.; son, Evan Kyle Mundy, Mattoon, Ill.; grandchildren: Alexis, Emma, Jerzee, Khloe and Andrew of Pana, Ill.; Sophia Mundy of Mattoon, Ill. and Lyvia Mundy of Lincoln, Ill.; siblings: Gloria (Rick) Evans, Ottawa, Ill.; Gail Rauch, Ramsey, Ill.; Janeen (Kenny) Morell, Herrick, Ill.; sister-in-law, Beverly Christian, Ohlman, Ill. and brother-in-law, Gene Thompson, Herrick, Ill.
He was also preceded in death by his son, James Mundy; siblings: Denyle “Butch” Christian, Doretta Ballard, Gary Christian, Karen Thompson and brother-in-law, Larry Ballard.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Kenny Morell officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery, Pana with military rites by Pana Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. www.mdfh.com