Michael E. Christie

Michael E. Christie, 60, of Eau Claire passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at his home.

Mike was born on December 3, 1960 to Gerald and Carol (Holmes) Christie in Neillsville, Wisconsin. In his youth, he learned how to hunt and fish with his father. His love of the outdoors continued throughout his life. He graduated from Neillsville High School in 1979 and Western Wisconsin Technical Institute in 1980. He married his high school sweetheart, Diane Sandquist, on August 8, 1981 and had two children. After working in HVAC for over a decade, he established Christie Heating and Cooling in 1991 and operated it until his retirement in 2016. In his retirement, he loved spending time with his family and being in the outdoors.

Mike is survived by his wife, Diane Christie of Eau Claire; children, Andrew Christie of Coon Rapids, MN and Pamela Christie of Rochester, MN; sisters, Kelly (James) Leino of Eau Claire, and June (Timothy) Drake of King George, VA. Michael was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Friends and family may leave online condolences at www.smithfuneralec.com.


  1. We are so very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing – these are very strange times we live in. Our prayers go out to all of your family Diane. Blake sends his condolences. Stay in God’s Peace which will surround you during this time, and will sustain you in your future. Praying for our neighbors!!

  2. Diane and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. Remember the love, the laughter and the memories.

  3. Diane, my heart breaks for you and your family.
    It is so hard to lose Mike so young. I hardly remember Mike without you in his life.
    God Bless you and your children as you deal with this loss.

  4. So sorry! This is not enough said. So hard to put into words but believe me, it is in my heart. We were so much a part of your family as our families were growing up. (Henchens, Knoops, and Christies.) So many memories and that is how we will remember Mike. Now he is reunited with Jerry and Carol. This is also on behalf of my kids. God Bless all of you.

  5. Diane and kids.,
    I was so saddened to hear about Mike. I pray your precious memories comfort you during this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers to all of the Christie family.
    Janet Schmidt

  6. Sorry for your loss, enjoyed Mikes’ visits on his evening drives by the farm. If you would like us to help with anything let us know. (715)797-5759

  7. Kelly Jim and family. You have my deepest sympathy on the passing of Mike to his journey into eternal life with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Dear Diane, Andy and Pam: We are so very sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. Such a wonderful man and neighbor, hard to believe it’s been 5 years since we moved. Living in the neighborhood made great memories for our boys and St. Mark time. May you all find peace, comfort and love from your family and friends during this difficult time. Hold the memories in your heart always they live there until we are united again forever in Heaven. Sending prayers and hugs to all. George/Jenatte; George/Laura; Sam/Megan Brown


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