James Bryan Crist passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan Hospital, in Puyallup, WA on February 8th 2014. His loved ones were by his side.He was 57 years old.
Jim was born in Austin, Minnesota on October 31st 1956 to Margaret and John Crist. He graduated from Austin High School and then went on to graduate from University of Minnesota, Duluth with a BA in Business. He worked for Kmart Corp. right out of college; managing several stores through out the U.S. Jim final store was the River Road store #7143 in Puyallup, WA. He managed that store for 12 years. He worked for the Kmart Corp. for over 33 years.
Jim was a hard working man, he loved doing his job and doing it well. He has a strong work ethic and was very proud of his job.
Jim was all about family, they were his everything. He loved watching his children grow, and was excited about each milestone. He loved watching them in sporting events, and reworked his schedule to try to see them in every event he could. Jim loved that all of his children played instruments and loved attending their concerts. He was so proud to be a dad, it meant everything to him. They are his greatest achievement.
Jim is survived by his 4 children Betheny Minerich(daughter) of Navarre, Florida (grandson Connor Minerich son in law Jeremy Minerich) Miranda Crist(daughter), Jessica Crist(daughter) and Brian Crist(son) and Michelle Anderson(wife) of Spanaway. Margaret and John Crist (parents) of Sun City Arizona. Charlotte/Chuck (sister) of Sun City, Arizona, Tom/Anne Crist (brother) of Mapplewood, Minnesota, Bill/Julie Crist (brother)of Marshfield, Wisconsin. He had several nieces/nephews and great nieces/great nephews and cousins.
His Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday February 23rd, 2014 from 2 to 4 at Celebration Center 13603 86th Ave. E Puyallup, WA 98373 In lieu of flowers a donation has been set up for Michelle and their children: at any Key Bank the James B. Crist Family Fund.