Lawrence "Jim" Christian
October 26, 1956 - October 14, 2021
On Thursday, October 14, 2021, Lawrence “Jim” Christian, passed away at the age of 64.
Jim was born on October 26, 1956 in Topeka, KS to Lawrence and Betty Christian. Jim lived most of his life in Topeka or surrounding areas. Jim worked many different trades throughout the years, with his most recent being Gardner’s Flooring America (1993 to 2010) and Menards (2012 to 2020).
Jim was passionate about family, hotrods, racing, pool, collecting treasures and several other things. Jim never knew a stranger, matter of fact we think he knew everyone. Whether it was someone he worked with or used to hang out with as a kid, he was always chatting away. Jim had a way to tell stories from his younger days. Some should have been shared and some shouldn’t have, but everyone would sit and listen wondering what was happening next. He loved racing dirt track with his son, AJ. He would go out and putt around the track like a Sunday drive and come back to the pits like he just won, smiling ear to ear (most of the time). He enjoyed pool league with his family, where he made a lot of new friendships some he even called family.
Jim was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence D. “Larry” Christian and mother, Betty Frandle Christian Persing.
Jim is survived by his son, Andrew “AJ” Christian (Lindsay) Topeka, KS; daughters, Angela Bowden (Sean) Hoyt, KS and Amy Lutz of Topeka, KS; step-mother, Virginia Christian of Warren, MI; sisters, Diana Dawkins (Dudley) Topeka, KS , Kim Swain of Mercedes, TX, Terri Cetlinski of Macomb, MI; brothers, Rick Christian (Rita) Sterling Heights, MI, John Christian (Sharon) Vail, AZ, Ronnie David (Aida) Covington, GA; grandchildren Daniel, Dustin, Blake (Amber), Shianne (Tanner), Lindsey (Jacob), Sierrah (Bobby), Blaine and Calleigh; great grandchildren, Korbin, Paislyn, Kaiden, Kolson and Zayne and several nieces and nephews.
Jim’s wishes were to be cremated. We will be holding a Celebration of Life for Jim at Breaker’s Sports Bar & Grill 8249 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66615 on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Private burial will be held at Perry Cemetery in Perry, KS.