Vernon Steve Christen
Vernon Steve Christen
  • December 30, 1934 - July 22, 2017
  • Independence, Louisiana

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Vernon Steve Christen entered peacefully into heaven on Saturday, July 22, 2017 in Independence, Louisiana surrounded by his loving family. The devoted husband of the late Violet Ruth Naverro Christen of 44 years. Loving father of Vernon Christen, Jr., Catherine McCarroll (James), Parnell "Tiger" Christen (Marci) and proceeded in death by Glenn Christen, Dwayne Christen, Michael Christen and Todd Christen. Step-father of; Kirby Dufrene, Kerry Dufrene and preceded in death; Kevin Dufrene and Korey Dufrene. A proud grandfather of 17 grandchildren, great grandfather of 19 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Son of the late Catherine Dufrene Christen and Lawrence Christen. Brother of Lawrence "Toose" Christen, Jr., Norbert "Dump" Christen, John "Pete" Christen, Sr., and brother-in-law of Floyd Naverro (Adel), Brenda Gleason (the late Danny) and Tony Naverro (the late Louise). He is also survived her daughter-in-law, Tina Christen, numerous loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Age 82, a native of Barataria, Louisiana and a longtime resident of Lafitte and Barataria and the past 10 years in Independence, Louisiana. In his younger years, he worked as a boatman for a tug boat & crew boat company, did trawling, wood working crafts and was best known for his Appliance Repair Company. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service at Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expy., Marrero, LA on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Visitation from 10:00 am until service time. Interment following in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, 1225 Whitney Blvd., Gretna, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family to assist in the funeral expenses. Express condolences at