Surrounded by her daughters, Christine “Chris” Mary Prasher, nee Zarem, age 86, passed away peacefully at home in Arizona on March 06, 2023. Born in Chicago, IL on January 8th, 1937 to Anastasia (Iwanowski) and Martin Zarem, Christine attended Madonna Girls Catholic High School.
Christine was a compassionate spirit whose love was caring for others. She volunteered in many roles including Banner Health, Arrowhead Community Hospital (Sow Seeds of Love), St. Clement of Rome Woman’s Guild and was an active member of many clubs in Sun City, AZ such as Polish Club and First Ladies Club (Red Hat). She was also an active parishioner at St. Clements of Rome and St. Maria Goretti Catholic Churches.
She enjoyed baking, sewing, crafts, reading, traveling, volunteering, visiting with family / friends and had an entrepreneur spirit. Her most cherished memories were of the many children she cared for over her 33+ year career as a daycare provider.
Our mother never met a stranger, was selfless and adventurous who always put the needs of her family and friends before her own. She was a strong woman who faced every challenge in her life with courage and dignity. Our mother was a source of inspiration to all and she will be dearly missed by everyone whose lives she touched across the country. Our mother was a true role model who we will always look up to and strive to follow.
Visitation and Services
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2023, until time of the services at 12 Noon (EST) at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 17102 Spring Mill Rd, Westfield, IN. Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Park, 4180 Westfield Rd, Westfield, IN. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association in Christine’s memory.
her daughters, Margaret (Scott) Shepherd, Nancy Gutowski and only grandchild Hudson Shepherd, as well as her many beloved nieces, nephews and extended family.
her husband Milford Prasher, parents and sister Janet Wisner.