John Chrismas

Posted 12/29/20

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — John Edward Chrismas, 95, of Paris, and formerly of Hot Springs Village, Ark., passed away 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, at Paris Community Hospital.

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John Chrismas

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — John Edward Chrismas, 95, of Paris, and formerly of Hot Springs Village, Ark., passed away 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, at Paris Community Hospital.

A graveside funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Cedar Vale, Cemetery. The CedarVale Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Chrismas was born April 7, 1925, in Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada, the son of the late Walter and Pearl Chrismas. He married Marilynn J. Grieb on June 14, 1952. She preceeded him in death Feb. 11, 2015.

He is survived by daughters Judy (Jim) Latzke of Paris and Carol (Bruce) Brady of Hot Springs, Ark.; two granddaughters, Erin (Adam) Brady-Randle and Meghan (Justin) Thompson; one great-granddaughter, Chassitie Sheperd, and a great-grandchild on the way. He will also be missed by his beloved dog, Patti.

He was preceeded in death by five brothers and four sisters.

Mr. Chrismas served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Big Red One- First Infantry Division, 26th Regiment-Blue Spider. He was in the third wave on D-Day invading Omaha Beach. After being honorably discharged from the Army in 1945, he worked at Nosco, Inc., in Waukegan, as a carton die-maker until he retired.

He was an avid fisherman, enjoying all the lakes in Hot Springs Village. He also enjoyed helping out his Nudo Lane neighbors in the village, where he lived for 30 years and was active in the Hot Springs Village Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10783.

Mr. Chrismas was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Paris and formerly a long-time member of Christ Lutheran Church in Hot Springs Village, Ark.

Memorial donations may be made to Christ Lutheran Church in Hot Springs Village, Ark., or Grace Lutheran Church in Paris, or a charity of the donor’s choice.