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Christine Ann Sayad

April 16, 1965 — August 18, 2019

Christine Ann Sayad, 54, of Higgins Lake, Michigan, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 18, 2019. 

Christine (Chris) was born at Grayling Mercy Hospital on April 16, 1965 to Elizabeth (Becky) Christensen and the late Ronald C.A. Christensen.

She was a 1983 graduate of Roscommon High School and went on to attend Michigan State University.

Christine’s rock was her husband, Jeff. The stars of her life were their sons: Jacob, Logan and Jaren, to whom she dedicated every spare moment of her time.

She loved many things, but the community of Higgins Lake held a special place in her heart. On any given day you could find Christine quietly paddling her kayak on its waters, and her “whistling” smile could easily cut through the thickest early morning fog. She had a strong faith, which enabled her to love, without hesitation, everyone and everything. After meeting her, no one could walk away without feeling like the Lord had smiled on them through her.

Christine is survived by her husband, Jeff Sayad of Higgins Lake; Three sons: Jacob, Logan and Jaren; Mother, Elizabeth (Becky) Christensen of Higgins Lake;   Sisters: Michelle (Bob) Nimke of Higgins Lake and Tonja (Denny) Christensen of Higgins Lake; Niece: Peyton Nimke of Higgins Lake; Nephew: Collin (Jazmyn) Nimke of Roscommon, and their daughter Mia; “Mom & Dad,” Pat and Dick Sayad of Saginaw; Brothers: Mark (Nina) Sayad of Orlando, Florida, Matt Sayad of Northport, Randy Teeter of New York, New York, and Dale Teeter of Germany; and Papa Wayne (Jill) Teeter of Higgins Lake; As well as many loving cousins, aunts, uncles and countless friends. 

Christine’s family wants to thank the friends and family who have helped in many ways over the past several months: The amazing nurses and staff at Covenant Cooper NeuroTrama ICU in Saginaw; Kris Walker-Smith, for her guidance and support; and everyone who supported and donated to the “Christine Sayad Benefit.”

Two services have been scheduled:

  • Friday, Aug. 23 at Saginaw Valley Community Church, located at 3660 Hermansau Road in Saginaw. Visitation is at 10 a.m. Funeral is at 11 a.m. with wake to follow; and
  • Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Grayling Free Methodist Church, located at 6352 W. M-72 in Grayling. Visitation starts at 11 a.m. Funeral is scheduled for noon. Wake to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Crawford County Commission on Aging, located at 308 Lawndale Street, Grayling, MI 49738.

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Grayling Free Methodist Church

6352 West M-72 Highway
Grayling, MI 49738

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Grayling Free Methodist Church

6352 West M-72 Highway
Grayling, MI 49738

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