Elder, Christian Stuart 38, of Catamaran Ct., Cornelius, NC (formerly of Minneapolis, MN) passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2007, at his residence. Born December 6, 1968, in Minneapolis, MN, he was a son of John Stuart and Sherry Hansen Elder, of Bloomington, MN. Mr. Elder was a Project Manager for Elder- Jones, Inc. He was a race car driver in the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series, winning at Daytona and Lowes Motor Speedway. Christian lived his life to the fullest, never giving up on reaching his dreams. Christian will be remembered as a generous and caring individual, always lending a hand to a friend in need. He will be missed dearly in the fall by all his hunting companions, both two-legged and four-legged. In addition to his parents, Mr. Elder is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Elder, of St. Louis Park, MN; brother, Justin Elder and wife, Sara, and their son, Nolan; maternal grandmother, Phyllis Hansen, of Bloomington, MN; and his two best buddies, his dogs, Yukon and Henry. He will also be fondly remembered by all his friends near his home in North Carolina. A service will be held at 2 PM, Monday, August 20, at Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church, 9920 Normandale Boulevard South, Bloomington, MN, with visitation one hour prior. There will also be a celebration of Christian's life following the service at the Bloomington Crowne Plaza Hotel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, National Mail Processing Center, P.O. Box 6003, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6603.

Published on August 18, 2007

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