In memory of
age 78, of Medina, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. She was born on April 25, 1940, in Austria. Christine grew up and spent her childhood in Austria, where she met the love of her life, Rudolf. They were married in 1960 and moved to the United States in 1965. She was an avid gardener, reader and took great pride in being a mother and homemaker. Throughout her life, she had a loving compassion for her pets. In her later years, her son, Eric, was her sole provider. In her last few months, Life Care Center of Medina gave her extremely loving care, in addition to Hospice of the Western Reserve. She is survived by her children, Jeane (Mark) Nemeth and Eric Panik; her brothers, Fritz Stoeger and Erik Stoeger; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Rudolf Panik, and her parents. The family of Christine will receive friends on Monday, January 7, 2019, from 10-12 noon, at the Waite and Son Funeral Home, 765 N Court Street, Medina, 44256, where a service will begin at 12 noon. Father Dan Reed will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Christine's memory may be made to the Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 1890. To leave online condolences, please visit www.waitefuneralhome.com .
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