Christine Ladawn Lerch
Christine Ladawn Lerch, 53, of Cedar Rapids, passed away in Cedar Rapids on Friday, June 22, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. Through it all, she kept her faith and positive attitude, and always put her family and friends first. A visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at New City Church, 5335 Midway Drive NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405. Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 9, also at New City Church.
Christine was born Aug. 29, 1964, the daughter of Donald and Donna (Ellis) Winn, in Tuscan, Ariz. She graduated from Prairie High School in 1982, where she played softball and basketball. She continued to serve on her class reunion committee throughout the years. On May 2, 1992, she was married to Lonny Lerch in Cedar Rapids. Christine worked as a logistics manager for West Side Transport in Cedar Rapids. She was a member of New City Church in Cedar Rapids, where she spent a great deal of her time volunteering.
Christine had many hobbies, including biking, running and being outdoors. She also liked gardening and growing many different types of flowers. Lonny and Christine enjoyed several trips together and riding their motorcycles. More than anything, Christine loved her family. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her husband, Lonny Lerch; son, Zach (Jesse) Lerch; daughter, Kelly (Chad) Ruegnitz; granddaughter, Layla Lerch; grandson, Carson Ruegnitz; mother, Donna Blackwell; three sisters, Julie (Jim) Cruise, Stacy (Michell) Winn and Nancy (Keith) True; brothers-in-law, Larry (Janis) Lerch and Loren (Evonne) Lerch; sister-in-law, Linda (Lerch) Vitek; stepmother-in-law, Edith Seitz; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father; infant brother, Randy Scott; in-laws, Lawrence and Marie Lerch; and brother-in-law, Gary Vitek.
Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial bench that will be placed along her favorite trail.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.iowacremation.com under obituaries.