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David Christ, who farmed in rural Wells, died May 23 in the Thorne Crest Senior Living Center in Albert Lea where he had resided since spring of 2016. He was 96. Services are private.

Memorials are preferred to First Lutheran Church, 301 W. Clark St., Albert Lea, Mn., 56007; or St. Croix Hospice, 1201 Garfield Av., Albert Lea, Mn., 56007. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family with arrangements.

David was born August, 6, 1922 to George August and Victoria (Mabus) Christ in Ledyard, Iowa. He married Laurine Jacobson August 23, 1942, in Albert Lea. He loved the land and was a good steward of his farm which he lived on from the age of 6 to 92 when he moved to Albert Lea., Family members recall fondly his sweet tooth for chocolate.

He is preceded in death by his wife Laurine, and daughter Linda; his parents, and brothers Raymond and Eugene, and a sister, Irene.

He is survived by daughter Penny (Bob) Whereatt of Shoreview; grandchildren: Jen Whereatt (CDR, USN Ret), (Jeff Draeger, CAPT, USN Ret), Dave (Heidi) Whereatt, Justin Johnson, Shannon (Greg) Buth and six great-grandchildren: Peyton and Cooper Whereatt, and Kase, Ben, Shea and DeanO Buth.