Christopher M. “Chris” Biekert – Independence

Christopher M. “Chris” Biekert, 58, of Independence, Iowa died Friday evening, March 26, 2021 at Unity Point-Allen Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa.

A private family memorial service for Chris will be held in conjunction with the service for his mother, Ellie Biekert, at the Church of Christ United in Winthrop, Iowa. Rev. Kevin Jennings and Pastor John Sheda will officiate.

Final Resting Place: Fairview Cemetery, Winthrop.

Fawcett-Schmitz Funeral Home, Winthrop is assisting the family.

Condolences may be sent to: Chelley Koch, 2142 F Avenue, Aurora, Iowa 50607.

Online obituary at

Christopher Michael Biekert was born November 23, 1962 at Cedar Falls, Iowa, the son of Ronald Ray and Elinor Rae “Ellie” (Grandgeorge) Biekert.  He graduated from East Buchanan High School in the class of 1981.  Chris lived and worked at various jobs in Buchanan County until his health declined and he was no longer able to work.  Chris was a member of Living Water Church in Independence.  He enjoyed fishing and watching his nieces and nephews participate in their school activities.

Chris is survived by his sister:  Chelley (Larry) Koch of Aurora; Nephews and Nieces:  Colin (Kelly) Koch, Chelsey (Jacob) Moellers, Caileye (Vinnie) Boock and Caleb Koch; Great Nieces and Great Nephews: Aisley and Declan Koch; Jayden & Callan Moellers; Ellie Boock and baby Boock on the way; Aunts and Uncles: Mary Grandgeorge of California; Roger Grandgeorge of Baxter, Iowa; Reby (Frank) Woodson of Derby, Kansas & Janet Grandgeorge of Alden.

Preceded in death by Grandparents; Father: Ron on January 21, 2008; and Mother: Ellie on March 15, 2021.



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