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(October 21, 1953 - December 21, 2011)

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Christine W. Newton, 58 years old of Antioch, IL passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago. She was born October 21, 1953 in Los Angeles, CA the daughter of Dave and Joan (Pflum) Wennstrom, settling in Antioch 40 years ago. Christine was a devout member of Chain of Lakes Community Bible Church, Lake Villa, IL. She worked as an educator for many years in several different capacities; as a teacher, D.A.R.E. educator, and as Director of Christian Education at the Chain of Lakes Community Bible Church. On May 1, 1982 she married Earl “Bud” Newton in Long Grove, IL.

Survivors include her husband of nearly 30 years, Bud; three children, Lesley Newton of Antioch, Ben (Katie) Newton of Milwaukee, WI and Andrew Newton of Chicago; her parents, Dave and Joan Wennstrom and mother-in-law, LaVergne Newton; three brothers, David Wennstrom, Cregg (Carla) Wennstrom, and Gary (Heidi) Wennstrom; and her nieces and nephews, Katie, Eric, Lauren, Christopher, Carin, Anders, Lisbeth, Anna, Timothy, Karissa, Natalia, and Kimberly (Tobby). Christine was preceded in death by her aunt and uncle, Evelyn and Karle Lindstrom. She dearly loved her family and her Savior.

Funeral services will be held at 6PM Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at the Chain of Lakes Community Bible Church, 43 W. Grass Lake Rd., Lake Villa, IL. Visitation will be held from 2PM until time of services Tuesday. Interment will be private. Arrangements were entrusted to the STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH. INFO 847-395-4000. Please sign our online guest book for Christine at


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