Christine K. Hedin, 89

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Christine K. Hedin, 89, of Elizaville, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston.

Born on January 12, 1923, in Germany, she was the daughter of the late John and Frieda (Flohr) Rathje. Christine moved to the United States in 1926 and lived Brooklyn.

Christine married Robert E. Hedin on May 23, 1943 and subsequently moved to Elizaville in 1949. Robert predeceased her on January 15, 1988.

For many years, Christine worked in the Elizaville General Store. She enjoyed baking and playing the lottery, however her greatest joy came from taking care and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters; Christine Woodworth and her husband Albert of Winsted, CT, Marilynn Couse and her husband Gerald of Elizaville, a son; Robert Hedin and Sharon Nichols of Goose Creek, SC, eleven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her sister; Frances Mandzie and a brother; Henry Rathje.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes on Saturday, April 7th, 2012 from 10:00 am – 12:00pm. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM and the Rev. Beatrice West will officiate. Burial will be at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Manorton.

Memorial donations may be made in Christine’s memory to the Elizaville Methodist Church, PO Box 3, Elizaville, NY 12523.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.

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