Mike Christian, 69, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Nov. 16, 2022.
February 3, 1953 – November 16, 2022
Mike Christian, 69, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Nov. 16, 2022. He was born in Hollywood, California on Feb. 3, 1953, to Edwin and Janice Christian.
Mike graduated from La Mirada High School, Class of 1971, before enrolling at Cal State L.A. He graduated in 1975 with a major in biology. In 1975 he attended law enforcement academy in California and went to work as a police officer for the City of Montebello, California, resigning in 1976 after an injury. Mike attended Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine from 1982 to 1986, graduating as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.
In 1975 Mike was married to his rock and the love of his life, Katherine L. Richards. They lived several places around the country before putting down roots in Moses Lake in 1991. Mike had a successful family practice in Moses Lake for many years, before retiring from medicine in 2007.
Mike enjoyed hobbies including snowboarding, cooking and candle-making; was a voracious reader; never missed a gym day and was known for what he called his “nature-boy walks” up Yonezawa.
Mike was predeceased by his father Edwin. He is survived by his mother Janice; wife Katherine; son Daniel Christian and his wife Heidi; daughter Rebekah Doty and her husband Curt; son Michael Christian; grandchildren Dru, Layla, Ashlyn, Oliver, Silas and Greyson; nephew Sean Christian and his family and niece Angel Quiambao and her family.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 26, 2002, at Moses Lake Presbyterian Church at 1142 W. Ivy in Moses Lake. Mike often said that he’d like Hawaiian shirts and for people to tell jokes at his funeral, as it should be a celebration.
Please express your thoughts and memories at www.kayserschapel.com. Arrangements are under the care of Kayser’s Chapel of Memories of Moses Lake, Washington.