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Original Looper 1
08-11-2008, 01:06 PM
August 11, 2008

To all of our Quincy Welding Friends and the Boat Racing Community:

It is with deep sadness that we report the passing today of Vera R. Cambridge Christner, widow of O. F. Christner and mother of
David, John, Paul, Phyllis, Anne, Mary and Hilary.

O. F. and Vera Christner were married for 70 years, until his passing in 2003.

Our mother was born and raised in the small Mississippi river town of Meyer, Illinois. Her love of the river was second only to our father’s. He ran the shop at Quincy Welding, she kept the home fires burning for him. She loved art and music and was an accomplished pianist. Our mother created the “Mr. Quincy” logo used by Quincy Welding throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s (which is featured as the logo on the QuincyLooperRacing.us web site). She was 91 years of age at the time of her passing.

She was a loving and generous person and will be missed tremendously by everyone that knew her.

To honor her wishes, there will not be a formal funeral or memorial service. The family is suggesting any memorials be made to the local Hospice in Vera Christner‘s name. Hospice provided a quiet and comfortable environment for our mother over the past 3 difficult days, and the thoughtfulness and support of their staff was greatly appreciated by the Christner family. Your gifts will help provide care to other patients and their families facing the difficulties of advanced illness.

The hospice contact information is:
TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care
Fund Development
5955 Rand Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34238

Ph: 800-959-4291, Ext. 7597

Paul A and Diane Christner
on behalf of the Vera Christner Family

08-11-2008, 01:38 PM
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..

08-11-2008, 02:30 PM
Paul and family,

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your mom is at peace now and with your dad. She's telling him all about your new web site and catching up on things. Your faith and friends will get you thru these times.


Master Oil Racing Team
08-11-2008, 03:47 PM
Our prayers are with you and your family Paul.

Gene East
08-11-2008, 05:36 PM
To the entire Christner family.

Your Mother was a very special Lady and I shall always remember her.

I am proud to have been called her "fourth son".

To the racing community, Vera was looking forward to moving back to Quincy next month. Unfortunately that did not happen, but as Paul told me on the phone this morning, "She's with Pop".

The pits at Lake Paradise have been blessed today with a very beautiful addition.

Each of us is destined to make our own journey to Lake Paradise and as the old gospel hymn says, "Won't it be wonderful there"?

08-11-2008, 06:13 PM
Paul, David, John and Girls,

Nancy and I would like to offer deepest sympathies to your family on the loss of your mother.

I know she will be missed by each of you and by the many friends whom she has made over the years.


08-12-2008, 07:05 AM
It is a sad day for all racers. We all feel like a part of the family.
We share your loss.


Don Muncie
08-12-2008, 07:58 PM
Paul and Dianne, David, John and the rest of the Christner family.

I hope you'all understand me when I say I'm truly sorry to hear of your loss, I like what Gene East had to say and heartfully agree! I truly pray for your peace through this tough time.

Don Muncie

John (Taylor) Gabrowski
08-13-2008, 10:09 PM
Though people can have their differences, people never the less come together putting aside their differences in respect to any families loss of a dear one at anytime it happens. Our condolences to your sad loss of your Mother and keep in remembrance O.F. who preceeded her, they are now together again and in peace.

Original Looper 1
08-19-2008, 01:38 PM
On behalf of my family, I'd like to thank everyone for their kind words regarding the passing of our mother, Vera Christner.

We have received many emails, cards and phone calls from members of the outboard racing community, past and present. A very special thanks to those of you that said they would be making donations to the local Hospice in our mother's name.

Thanks Again,

Paul A. Christner