Christine “Chris” Anne Mihalovich (1943-2020)

Christine “Chris” Anne Mihalovich, age 77, of Moravia passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 at the Homestead of Centerville.

Chris was born on March 15, 1943 in Centerville, the daughter of Marion and Olga (Shubut) Starcevich. While attending Centerville High School, she was crowned Prom Queen and graduated with the class of 1961. On Feb. 9, 1963, Chris was united in marriage to Paul Burnside, and to this union, two children were born, Paul and James. They later divorced. In 1989, Chris married Paul David Mihalovich. She gained two step children, Jan and Steve.

Chris was employed at Chicago Rivet & Machine Co. in Albia for several years until retirement. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and canning. Chris was a devout Catholic throughout her lifetime. She spent many years as an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Albia, most recently, a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Centerville.

Left to cherish Christine’s memory are her sons, Paul (Nicole) Burnside of New London, and the late James (Dianna Darnell) Burnside; step children, Steve Mihalovich of Moravia and Jan (David) Cowan of Cincinnati; a brother, James (Patty) Starcevich of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Andy (Lindsey) Burnside, Justin (Briawna) Burnside, Rachel (Andrew) Lucchesi, Jennifer Burnside, Mazie Parker, Zac (Madison) Cowan and Zeth Cowan; seven great-grandchildren, Landen Jones, Ellaiana Burnside, Veda Peet, Joseph Lucchesi, Presley Rose Cowan, Jayce Jellison and Jayden Jellison; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Chris was preceded in death by her husband, Paul David Mihalovich on Jan. 10, 2020; and her parents, Marion and Olga Starcevich.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Centerville with Father Timothy Armbruster officiating. Burial followed the service at Oakland Cemetery in Centerville. Visitation took place Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020 at Lange Funeral Home in Moravia, beginning at 12 p.m., with the family greeting friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Memorials have been established to either the Cure Alzheimer’s Association ( or EveryStep Hospice, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory C/O Mihalovich family, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Ia. 52544. Condolences may be shared online at

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