POCAHONTAS – Gretchen E. Christian – age 81, of Pocahontas, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer, Iowa.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Friday, July 12, 2013, at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Pocahontas, with Pastor Joy Gonnerman officiating.

Burial will be in Summit Hill Cemetery in Pocahontas, Iowa.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:00 AM Friday, July 12, 2013, at the church.

Powers Funeral Home in Pocahontas, Iowa, is handling arrangements. Her family requests memorials in honor of Gretchen to be directed to: in memory of Ed Christian Scholarship Fund. For online condolences and obituaries, visit