Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Michael E. Christie Obituary

Michael E. Christie, 65, of Baldwin City, KS, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born May 22, 1951 in Ottawa, KS, the son of Ernest Christie and Hazel (Johnson) Christie.  He was a lifelong Baldwin City resident having graduated from Baldwin High School with the class of 1969.
Mike worked for Cloud Heating and Cooling, Lawrence, KS and Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #2, Kansas City.  In the early 1990's he owned and operated Mike's Trading Post and Mr. C's Liquor Store both in Baldwin City.  Throughout his entire adult life he was a rancher turning his part-time job into a full-time job operating Christie Hay & Cattle with his wife Martha.
He was a member of the Ives Chapel Methodist Church, Baldwin City as well as the Heartland Limousin Association and the North American Limousin Association.
Mike dearly loved spending time with his grandchildren and in later years enjoyed travels.  He especially enjoyed cruises.  His Alaskan cruise and Panama Canal cruise with his wife Martha were his favorites.  His real passion in life was his profession.  He loved to go to cattle sales and buy cattle.  He was always ready to go to the next sale.   
On June 21, 1969, Mike was united in marriage to Martha Taul at Baldwin City First United Methodist Church.  They shared forty-seven years of loving marriage.
Mike is survived by his wife, Martha Christie, Baldwin City; two sons, Chad Christie and Clint Christie, both of Baldwin City; two brothers, Robert Christie, Williamsburg, KS, Roger Christie, Lawrence, KS; two grandchildren, Kaitlyn Christie, Justin Christie; and several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and mother-in-law, Louise Taul. 
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 10, 2017, at Ives Chapel Methodist Church, Baldwin City. Interment will follow at Prairie City Cemetery, Baldwin City.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin City.  Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice or Michael Christie Memorial Fund and sent c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.  Condolences to the family may be sent through

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