Christa “Pixie” Sue Stradinger, 41, Fargo, ND passed away on May 15, 2016. She was born on April 13, 1975 to Reyne (Gunwall) and Gerald Stradinger in Dickinson, ND. She grew up in Dickinson and graduated from high school in Mandan. Pixie then attended Bismarck State College before transferring to UND where she earned an Art Degree. Following graduation, she moved to Fargo where she worked for Eide Bailey. She then taught at Upstream. Pixie was employed at Knight Printing for seven years as a delivery driver and she was loved by all of the clients. Pixie was very artistic and loved to paint, draw, write, and take photographs. She was the photographer at many events for family and friends. Pixie enjoyed the outdoors and liked to spend time biking, camping, hiking, rollerblading, and playing tennis. She also liked to cook. Traveling was another one of her passions and she went on many trips around the country. Her most recent hobbies were riding her motorcycle and gardening. Pixie was determined, kind, and energetic. She touched the lives of many people and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her parents, Reyne (Don) Westphal, Mesa, AZ and Jerry (Mary) Stradinger, Red Wing, MN; siblings, Doug (Karen Lee) Stradinger, Kelly (Chris), Sandy, Amber, Melliyssa, Tabitha, Wayde Olssen, Brad Gunwall; best friend, Kaeti Eken; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents; and infant brother, Wayne Stradinger. There will be a memorial service at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior. Memorials preferred to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Mail to: Mary Weiler, Chair of the ND Chapter American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 1121 4th Ave. S Fargo, ND 58103

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  1. You were the most unique and beautiful person I’ve ever met and had the pleasure to call my friend.. You will always be in my heart and never forgotten.. Until we meet again, I love you!! Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends..

  2. My heart goes out to your family and friends during this time.
    You were always a bright light, the strong one, the good one.
    Pixie, you will be missed.

  3. Our thought and prayers go out to family and friends. Pixie always had a smile on her face and would brighten the room when she would enter. She will be dearly missed by many.

  4. My thoughts go out to youre family you were truly an amazing person who i had the pleasure of working with rest in peace

  5. Christa, your smile was infectious, your laugh contagious, and your soul beautiful. I live everyday with the lessons you taught me and the love you gave me. I am a better person because you crossed my path. Rest in peace my old friend. I will never forget you or the time spent.

  6. You were one of the kindest,warm&gentle ppl I ever had the pleasure of meeting Christa 🙂 You had a very eclectic style about you that will never again be duplicated by anyone.You had an beautiful mile that was only surpassed by the beauty in your heart&soul.The world for those of us who knew you,will be emptier now because you loved all of us completely,without reservation,with your whole heart. May your gentle,loving heart&soul find peace my friend. God Speed lil Pixie ♥

  7. You will be greatly missed my dear friend. I am a much better person for knowing you. Your smile and laugh had a way of brightening the day like no other. You are free to chase your dreams now. I hope you are at peace now. See you on the other side my dear.

  8. Sad to see that such a talented young woman is gone so soon. Always had a smile on her face when I saw her and she always would have a comment to make to put a smile on others faces! She will definitely be missed in the Fargo area. May you rest in peace.

  9. Thank you for so many beautiful and fun memories! Your laughter was contagious, your smile could brighten any room. Your sense of humor will be etched into my mind forever! Until we meet again… peace.

  10. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. It was great knowing such a wonderful person.

  11. We love you so much and are devastated for our loss of you. You are so much bigger than you know. God will love having you with him. Love you baby, mom Lyssa

  12. Pixie,

    You were, and will always be, a dear friend to me. 5 Years ago while I stayed in the States, 9000 miles from home, you were like family. A rock to hold onto while I were far away from home and other support.

    You helped me trough tough times getting to terms with peronal things and it made me a better person, acceptimg myself today.

    I have been thinking alot about you the past 5 years thinking man.. a reunion will be great! Maybe someday! Yes, we will meet again someday, not the way I immagined, but we will.

    You were a great friend, huge inspiration, someone to look up to. There are so many if’s and but’s but I believe you’re at peace now.

    P.s. I still have many pics, memories and that perfect fit leather jacket jou gave me as a gift on our way out on one of our many adventures. I will forever hold on to it.

    My love and thoughts are with your family, friends and dearest.

    Love you always!

    Annelize (Rykie)

  13. We are so happy you came into our lives. We will miss your smile, kindness, energy, and enthusiasm!
    You certainly touched our lives in so many ways and thank you for that!!

    Praying for your peace ~ Love you forever

  14. Christa and I went to college at BSC together. Our love of art brought us together and we became great friends. My condolences to the family and friends for the loss of such a beautful soul.
    Christa, you always made me laugh and most importantly you made me look at the world with a fresh perspective. You taught me so much about what it meant to be a friend through the tough times. I loved how you lived life fearlessly and were true to yourself. You were a genuine friend I will remember always.
    I will carry the good memories with me. Happiness and peace to you my friend.
    Love Always

  15. Words cannot even express the sense of loss many of us are feeling. A light that burned so bright is gone. I hope Christa is at peace. I pray for her family to find their way through their grief. We will all see her again and for now she lives on in those who loved her.

  16. Sweet Christa you were loved by so many. You and your smile is forever imprinted in my heart and mind. To many miles and many years slipped past. Hugs n luvs.

  17. It’s been a really long time since I last saw Christa – but I remember her spunk well. She had a great personality and was so fun to be around. I’m sorry to hear of her family’s loss – she is gone far too young. We’ll keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

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