Christian ApplegateMarch 31, 1996 ~ August 7, 2017 (age 21)
Christian Applegate, 21 years old, of Modesto, California went to be with Jesus being welcomed into heaven on August 7, 2017 as a result of injuries sustained in a traffic accident on August 6, 2017. Christian was born on March 31, 1996 in Modesto, the only child of Richard and Shannon (Jersild) Applegate. He had one semester remaining before graduating from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Christian attended Modesto Christian from preschool through high school.
While attending university, Christian worked as a warehouse manager at Patriot Logistics in Phoenix. When he was home in Modesto, he worked for Millcreek Construction in Ceres.
Christian was the co founder of NTC, New Testament Customs, an offroading club. He attended Crossroads Grace Community Church in Manteca, California and Pure Heart Church in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian was involved in various mission trips throughout his life including locations such as China, Estonia, and South Africa. His other travels took him to Australia, England, France, Mexico, and many cities throughout the United States. He participated in baseball, football, wrestling, and golf.
Christian was a true patriot, following in the footsteps of his Poppy. He enjoyed dirtbiking, off roading, camping, hiking, and spending time with his family and friends.
Christian is survived by his parents, Richard and Shannon Applegate and was preceded to heaven by his paternal grandfather, Neil Applegate of England and maternal grandfather, David Jersild of Modesto. He leaves his paternal grandmother, Hilary Applegate of England and his maternal grandmother, Linda Jersild of Modesto. He is also survived by 6 aunts and 6 uncles, 15 cousins and countless friends all over the world.
All are welcome to attend a Celebration of Life service, held at 2pm on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Crossroads Grace Community Church – 1505 Moffat Blvd, Manteca, CA 95336 and to attend the graveside service held at 10am on Monday, August 21, 2017 at Lakewood Memorial Park - 900 Santa Fe Ave, Hughson, CA 95326.
Christian’s family has created a Facebook Group for anyone to join and share photos, videos, memories that may be used during Christian’s Celebration of Life service. https://www.facebook.com/groups/memoriesofchristianapplegate/
The family has received requests to set up a memorial fund as a way to honor Christian’s life. This fund will be used to support worthy individuals or organizations that Christian was involved in. https://www.gofundme.com/christianapplegatememorialfund
Chrish’s favorite verse John 15:13 (tattooed over his heart):
Greater love has no man than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friend