Nona Landt Crist

Nona Landt Crist

MADISON -Nona Landt Crist, age 92, of Madison and formerly Wisconsin Dells, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, Oak Park Place Assisted Living, Madison.

Nona was born on April 22, 1921, in Kilbourn, now Wisconsin Dells, the daughter of Fay Brown Landt and Newton Allison Landt. She graduated from Wisconsin Dells High School in 1939 and earned a bachelor’s degree in science from Stout Institute, now University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1943, and her master’s degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1972. In college she received the Eichelberger Scholarship and served as President of Phi Upsilon Omicron. She was a retired home economics teacher and taught in Neenah, Wisconsin Dells, Reedsburg, and 18 years in Madison Public Schools. She served as an Elder in the United Presbyterian Church in Wisconsin Dells and Covenant Presbyterian Church in Madison.

Nona is survived by sons, David (Patricia), Alan (Marie), and Peter (Diane); nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Barbara Cooper and Lu Schweiger; cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Draper Crist; brothers, Allison and Eugene Landt; and her parents. Nona loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and all her nieces and nephews. And most of all she loved the Lord and she is now with her Lord and the love of her life, Thomas (Tom) who has been waiting for his precious Nona for these past twelve years.

A service celebrating Nona’s life will be held at UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 730 Cedar St., Wisconsin Dells, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, with visitation at the church from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., a memorial service from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m., with internment to follow at Spring Grove Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the church.

Memorials may be made in her name to the United Presbyterian Church in Wisconsin Dells or Covenant Presbyterian Church in Madison.

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