William “Bill” Albert Christian

William “Bill” Albert Christian

Nov 25, 1958 – Oct 17, 2017

William “Bill” Albert Christian was born on November 25, 1958, in Rushville, Indiana, and graduated from Rushville Consolidated High School in 1977.  In his high school years, he participated in football and wrestling. After high school, Bill attended Indiana State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in May of 1981. He then graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Master of Science degree in December of 1984. Bill was a member of the United States Air Force from February, 1983 to February, 1987 and received an honorable discharge and a degree in computer science.

Bill worked at Metropolitan Area Planning Agency in Omaha, Nebraska, from 1987 to August 2009, when he moved to Wichita, Kansas, to work at Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning. From January of 2014 until the time of his death on October 17, 2017, Bill was employed at Fargo Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments. At the time of his death, he was the Executive Director of MetroCog.

Bill received a skydiving certificate on May 25, 1985. In 2009, as he left MAPA, Bill received a Metropolitan Motorist Assist Award, and was named an Admiral in the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska. While in Wichita, a flag was retired in his honor as a veteran by the Boy Scouts of America.

Bill met the love of his life, Judy, on a blind date in November, 2005, which resulted in marriage in May of 2007. As a couple, Bill and Judy enjoyed attending hockey, basketball, and football games, plays, and watching NASCAR  and INDY races. They enjoyed road trips to explore local areas. As long as they were together, they enjoyed much laughter and love.

Bill is survived by his wife, Judy; daughters, Allysia Hughes (Keegan) and Myriah Christian (fiancé, Kevin Campbell); grandsons: Asheron, Kyrian, and Arikos Hughes; mother, Jerry Helfer; sister, Sandra Handley (Mike); brother, Dan Helfer (Denise); sister-in-law, Connie Wolfe and friend, Dale Vose; nieces, nephews and a host of friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, Erwin Helfer; grandparents; aunts; uncles; and a brother-in-law, Del Wolfe.

Bill will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 25th from 5pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Road.  SERVICES Thursday, October 26th at 2pm at the West Center Chapel, with military rites by American Legion Post #1.  Private Interment.



  • Wayne Miller Posted October 23, 2017 1:50 pm

    Judy, MaryAnn and I wish we could be there with you during this time of grief. I will always cherish Bill and my child memories. I am happy that we had the chance to meet you and spend time with you and Bill. We will also cherish those memories. If there is anything we can help you with, please let us know. May God bless and comfort you during this time.

  • Cindy Kirkhart Posted October 23, 2017 2:45 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Judy. You two were the best neighbor’s I could have asked for. Your Love for each other was very obvious. If there is anything I can do, please call. Keep in touch my friend.

  • Linda Monroe Posted October 23, 2017 6:12 pm

    Judy and family So sorry to hear about your loss. Remember the good times they will help you. I know how you feel I loss my husband too.

  • Linda Mason Posted October 23, 2017 6:50 pm

    Judy so sorry for your loss

  • Keith Carfield Posted October 23, 2017 7:04 pm

    So very sorry ! RIP Bill

  • Larry & Lea Kraft/Pat Nelson Posted October 23, 2017 7:50 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Bill was a special person and will be sorely missed. .Love to you and your family.

  • Bonnie Lafollette Posted October 23, 2017 8:03 pm

    Sending my deepest, sincerest condolences Judy and girls ?

  • Nancy Langfeldt Posted October 24, 2017 7:33 am

    Judy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for you and your Family.

  • Rita Gibson Posted October 24, 2017 7:42 am

    Judy so sorry for your loss. He was such a great guy. Sympathy and prayers for you and your family. Just keep all your wonderful memories thru this hard time and always

  • Mary (Varns) Pleiss Posted October 24, 2017 9:03 am

    Judy and family—so very sorry to hear of this. God bless you and give you strength.

  • Scott Suhr Posted October 24, 2017 1:21 pm

    Bill was a wonderful person with a unique personality. I enjoyed my time working with Bill and learned a great deal from him as well. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Bill’s family. May God Bless you and comfort you.

  • David Creamer Posted October 25, 2017 4:05 am

    Judy, so sorry for your loss. Take care.

  • Diana Wolf Posted October 25, 2017 4:30 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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