Christopher J. Churchill, 34

Christopher James Churchill, age 34, of Maple Lake, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Eagle Butte, SD, as a result of an auto accident while on a hunting trip.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Waverly with Fr. Kenneth O’Hotto as the celebrant, and Fr. Marty Shallbetter as the concelebrant. Belinda Larson and the St. Mary’s Funeral Choir will provide the music for the service.

There will be visitation Sunday, Nov. 12 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Maple Lake, with a prayer service at 6 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday in the gathering space at the church beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The casket bearers will be Nick Sjoline, Adam Latzig, Jessup Bliven, Eric Arola, Brooks Borrell, and Adam Puncochar.

Honorary bearers will be Brian Fouquette, Jared Benoit, and Tom Klatt.

Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake. Obituary, guestbook and video tribute online at www.dingmannfuneral.com.

Christopher James Churchill was born Oct. 3, 1983, at the Waconia Hospital, to James and Jody (Reimer) Churchill. They lived in Howard Lake until 1992, when Chris started the third grade in Maple Lake. He graduated with the class of 2002 from Maple Lake High School.

Chris placed his heart and soul into the family business, H & H Sports Shop of Maple Lake; he currently managed H & H, and owned and operated Chris Churchill Flooring.

Chris liked to compete in bowling, fishing, and fantasy football leagues, and to play cards at Fobbe’s Farm. He loved children and was great with the kids of his family and friends.

He had a passion for the outdoors and loved to hunt and fish.

Chris is survived by his parents, Jim and Jody Churchill of Maple Lake; sister Lenora Churchill of Annandale; grandparents Roger and Holly Rosin of Waverly, Frederic Reimer of Montrose, and Byron and Mary Churchill of Maple Lake; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Marie Reimer; and all of his great-grandparents.

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