Christa Thiergart, 78, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away July 1st, 2012. Christa was born in Berlin, Germany to Georg and Clara Adam. She is survived by her husband, Wolfgang “Wolf” Thiergart along with her sons Ralph and wife Barbara, Thomas and wife Raquel; four grandchildren, Erika Todtenbier and husband Ryan, Jessica Thiergart, Joshua Thiergart, and Timothy Thiergart; and one great-grandchild, Anna Todtenbier; and her sister, Elke Herrmann and husband, Hartmut.
Childhood sweethearts, Christa and Wolf met in 1947 and shared a married life together for 55 years. Upon graduation from high school in Germany, Christa worked six years as a bookkeeper for a coal distributor in Berlin. The couple’s honeymoon was their immigration to the United States in 1956. Christa was a loving homemaker who dedicated her life to her family and supported her husband “Wolf” as he pursued a 38 year career as a Shawnee Mission School District educator and administrator.
Christa had an adventurous spirit. She loved to travel and explore mountain and seaside destinations. Christa loved all-day hikes, picnics, and being outdoors year ’round. She was a former golfer, avid reader, enthusiastic bridge player and her passion for cooking delighted both family and friends.
A celebration of Christa Thiergart’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 7th at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church in the Murphy Chapel, 9300 Nall Avenue in Overland Park, Kansas. A reception will follow in the Fireside Room. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the givers’ preferred charities.