Christine “Chris” Mary Prasher

March 6, 2023

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.

Survived by:

her daughters, Margaret (Scott) Shepherd, Nancy Gutowski and only grandchild Hudson Shepherd, as well as her many beloved nieces, nephews and extended family.

Preceded by:

her husband Milford Prasher, parents and sister Janet Wisner.


Leave your Condolences

7 Condolences for “Christine “Chris” Mary Prasher”

  1. Linda and Sonny Alsvig March 15, 2023 at 12:44 pm

    To Nancy and Margaret and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss! It is so very hard to say goodbye to a loved one, especially someone like your mom! Much love to all of your family.

  2. Eric S. Voellm March 17, 2023 at 1:16 am

    I just wanted to say that I’ve known Mrs. Prasher since 1987. I first met her daughter Nancy at a Country club in Glendale, A.Z. I was 21 and in the ARMY. Nancy was about 14. My Parents lived across the street from the Prashers. Chris was very friendly and kind to me. I’m sorry for your loss; Nancy, Margarette, and the rest of the Prasher Family. She will be greatly missed.

  3. Carole Oconnor March 17, 2023 at 8:32 am

    I am so sorry Nancy and Margaret, your mom was a kind sweet soul and loved you girls so much and was so proud of your accomplishments. She will be missed by many. Hugs and prayers to each of you love, Carole

  4. Patty Minkin March 17, 2023 at 12:43 pm

    To the family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

  5. April Reynolds March 17, 2023 at 11:34 pm

    Nancy we love you and are praying for you. We look forward to having you come to dinner and spend some time together. Be brave honey.

  6. Stephanie March 19, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    Nancy & Margaret, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was truly one of the sweetest women I’ve ever met. I will always remember how much kindness she showed my son and I! She will be greatly missed! If either of you need anything. Please never hesitate to ask! God bless yall

  7. Mary Jo LaPorte March 19, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    Nancy and Margaret I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet mom. Chris was a devoted and vital member of my CRHP team at SMG. I will always remember her for her kindness, her wit, and her wonderful hospitality! What a great lady, loved her .

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